Spybot - Search & Destroy

Spybot - Search & Destroy

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 5708 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 5708 votes

    • 5 star 3331
    • 4 star 1375
    • 3 star 316
    • 2 star 168
    • 1 star 518
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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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