Spybot - Search & Destroy

Spybot - Search & Destroy

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 5710 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    124,811,823
  • Date Added:
    May 12, 2004
  • File Size:
    44.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    34,967
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 1822 votes

    • 5 star 1440
    • 4 star 80
    • 3 star 32
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 258
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 5710 votes

    • 5 star 3333
    • 4 star 1375
    • 3 star 316
    • 2 star 168
    • 1 star 518
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5 stars

"Small resource user"

October 22, 2014  |  By NolandDulay

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

Pros

Has every useful function

Cons

Not too many words to say.

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5 stars

"A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product !"

October 20, 2014  |  By BehrensMorn

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

Pros

Excellent program, i recommed it!

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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5 stars

"Keep up the good work."

October 20, 2014  |  By PerdomoSchaffhauser

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

Pros

Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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5 stars

"Very beautiful for me"

October 12, 2014  |  By ShukerSade

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

Pros

Very beautiful for me

Cons

None, does what i want

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2 stars

"A huge disappointment from the earlier version"

October 07, 2014

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

Pros

Pretty interface.

Cons

No TeaTimer any longer. Why would you take that away? Shredder used to be free, now it costs to get it along with other tools you probably won't use.

Summary

I want the old version back!

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1 stars

"Absolutely pathetic piece of junk!"

September 06, 2014  |  By pickycustomer

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

Pros

Pros? What pros?

Cons

Cons? Too many!

Summary

SpyBot S&D has...
Terrible detection.
Can't fix a thing.
Immunize fails horribly.
The ability to waste a users time and efforts not to mention HDD space.

At one time SpyBot was one of the best. Anymore it's a total waste. When my last laptop was fried I bought a new laptop. The new laptop has never seen nor will it ever see SpyBot S&D. Period. I use avast free and MalwareBytes Premium along with Comodo Firewall and I feel completely safe. I will never, ever install SpyBot again. Neither should you. Period.

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2 stars

"screwed up my settings irreversibly"

August 23, 2014  |  By gbferrell

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

Pros

Didn't use it enough to find any.

Cons

After installing, updating and immunizing using default settings, it arbitrarily deleted my Recent Items list from my Start menu and I had to change my password to log into my Yahoo Mail again, after which I couldn't regain the better version and had to use the basic version of Yahoo Mail- apparently because of some kind of cookie setting that was changed. Likewise, I couldn't log into my Reverbnation.com account because it said cookies weren't allowed in my browser. I tried every setting I could find in IE 11 options, lowering security levels as far as possible in Security and Privacy tabs, but still couldn't log into Reverbnation.com or regain the advanced version of Yahoo Mail. I tried to use S&D's new 'undo fixing' function but that had no effect. I had to do a System Restore before I could regain previous access to the above-mentioned 2 websites. I've been using older versions of S&D for years and never had this type of problem. Wasted about 4 hours.

Summary

S&D 2.4 over manages and screwed up my settings irreversibly. Thanks to Microsoft for System Restore.

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General
Publisher Safer-Networking
Publisher web site http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
Release Date May 12, 2004
Date Added May 12, 2004
Version 1.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 44.37MB
File Name spybot-2.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 124,811,823
Downloads Last Week 34,967
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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