Spybot - Search & Destroy

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Spybot - Search & Destroy:
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  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 5,731 votes

    • 5 star: 3343
    • 4 star: 1380
    • 3 star: 317
    • 2 star: 169
    • 1 star: 522
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star: 14
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 4.0 stars

    "have been using it for years"

    December 26, 2015  |   By sunburst99

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    It always catches stuff that MalwareBytes misses. I've run the two many times and seen this. I've used it successfully with Windows 7 for years.

    Cons

    But I'm bothered by the comments above about it containing malware, and turning off anti-virus software on Windows 10, which happened to me this week after I loaded Spybot on my laptop. I'v seen this previously on Win 8.1, but could not figure out what caused it. Could not get Defender re-enabled to save my life (ie computer) after it was disabled. I had to load Xfinity's Norton suite to have any protection at all!

    Summary

    use with caution. Pay attention to the anti-virus interactions.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not wok with Windows 10 TURNS OFF ANTI VIRUS"

    September 28, 2015  |   By jedi5ive

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    it looks for adware and malware

    Cons

    Turns off Anti Virus(Windows Defender) without notice, and blocks it from being turned on again. I am going to have to format and reinstall windows 10 due to it tries to reinstall itself.

    Summary

    Avoid if you have Windows 10

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  • 1.0 stars

    "PROBLEM with them"

    September 4, 2015  |   By wolf415

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    i love spy bot but HATE there anti virus

    Cons

    Payed 13.99 for there top of the line anti virus BUT could not get it to load on to my system. e mailed them they sent a link . OK i used got nothing, ok e mailed them
    once more got another link used it nothing. asked for refund got silence for 2 days
    up set i asked them for refund once more. got sh$%tty email from them but no refund.

    Summary

    USE THE FREE WARE DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM .
    BUYER BEWARE

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not complete"

    August 29, 2015  |   By dinger58

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Cheap and looks nice

    Cons

    Does not work. tells me it is updating database but actually is doing nothing. It says it is downloading but task manager shows no download activity. 10 minutes after starting I still can't start a scan.

    Summary

    Worried this might be spyware itself. Very suspicious of software that claims to install with no signatures then seems to pretend to be downloading.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Can't live without it!"

    August 24, 2015  |   By Glenda Vidal

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Finds all spyware and malware
    It's free (donations suggested)

    Cons

    Norton doesn't install if Spybot is installed, you have to uninstall Spybot and re install it afterwards.
    Could take time
    Some times it takes more than one try to immunize your computer.

    Summary

    Very reliable
    This software has saved my computers more than once.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Still bloathed UX"

    June 3, 2015  |   By llamalucas

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Works really fine

    Cons

    Not very fast, I can't still love the new interface

    Summary

    I liked it more in the old 1.6 version.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "1st time download on new laptop"

    May 29, 2015  |   By Plankface

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Will repost...

    Cons

    Will repost...

    Summary

    This is my first download of Spybot. It has been recommended to me numerous times and I am impressed by the 5* reviews. I will give it a go, and repost soon with a progress update...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great. Excellent. Brilliant!"

    May 8, 2015  |   By ComputerManiac2015

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Great. Excellent. Brilliant. My Google Chrome browser was always triggering to unwanted page - Adcash and DoubleClick. Sometimes my browser triggering to porn sites. Other softwares fails to detect it, but Spybot Search & Destroy can do so through the scanning function. In the next review, Spybot Search & Destroy can improve this detection function in realtime protection. Thank you Soybot Search & Destroy version 2.4.40.

    Cons

    No at this time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Brought the HELP_RESTORE_FILES and HELP_DECRYPT Virus"

    May 4, 2015  |   By nakamuradavid

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Free Spybot Search & Destroy, have been using Spybot S& D for many years.

    Cons

    This Version 2.4.x., seems to be carrying the VIRUS HELP_DECRYPT and HELP_RESTORE. I later installed the Spybot Active Web Protection, then the files on my computer got encrypted by HELP_DECRYPT. At first I did not believe the cause was Spybot S&D, so I formatted Drive C:, and did a clean install of Windows, and ran my computer with no VIRUS infections, I reinstalled Spybot S&D with the Active Web Protection, then got the Virus HELP_RESTORE with Drive C: getting Encrypted. I have once again fomatted Drive C:, and reinstalled Spybot S&D WITHOUT the Active Web Protection, and have not encountered the Viruses HELP_RESTORE and HELP DECRYPT.

    Summary

    Do NOT Install the Spybot S&D Active "Web Protection" Feature.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Program!"

    April 23, 2015  |   By Will_Baker

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    very easy to use
    reliable and efficient
    free

    Cons

    Can take a long time for the first use
    Not aesthetic

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