Spybot - Search & Destroy

Spybot - Search & Destroy

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 5711 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    125,071,629
  • Date Added:
    June 01, 2005
  • File Size:
    44.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40,472
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Spybot - Search & Destroy has been in the antispyware game for a long time offering features we've come to expect in the best apps in the category, but its bugginess makes it difficult to recommend. The program checks your system against a comprehensive database of adware and other system invaders. It also features several interface improvements, including multiple skins for dressing up its appearance. Scan results now appear arranged by groups in a tree, and a sliding panel lets you instantly view information about a selected item to help you decide whether to kill it or not. The Immunize feature blocks a plethora of uninvited Web-borne flotsam before it reaches your computer. Other useful tools, including Secure Shredder, complement the program's basic functionality for completely destroying files. Hosts File blocks adware servers from your computer, and System Startup lets you review which apps load when you start your computer. Unfortunately, the program has the tendency to lock up at times and even during the install process for this review, we encountered several errors. The ambitious feature list and functionality make Spybot - Search & Destroy a good choice for those in search of a second antispyware program, but there are others in the category that do a better job without all the bugs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 1572 votes

    • 5 star 905
    • 4 star 437
    • 3 star 108
    • 2 star 46
    • 1 star 76
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 5711 votes

    • 5 star 3334
    • 4 star 1375
    • 3 star 316
    • 2 star 168
    • 1 star 518
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4 stars

"Great when it's working!"

February 24, 2009  |  By SleafordRd.

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

I like the fact that when it's working I don't have to worry about spyware.

Cons

Lately I haven't been able to update and this worries me

Summary

Over the past couple of months I've experienced difficulty updating. I uninstalled Spybot and then reinstalled it thinking that this might solve the problem. Now I can't even scan for problems. I'm told that I have to do an update first, which I cannot do. This is why I uninstalled in the first place! HELP!

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5 stars

"Amazing!"

January 05, 2008  |  By andrew-01

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

It will help me to remove viruses and spyware on my computer, and recover from damages that viruses and spyware have done.

Cons

nothing.

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5 stars

"This is the Greatest"

September 16, 2007  |  By shecool2

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

I like how easy it is too set up not alot of technical questions most newcomers wouldn't be able to answer.

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5 stars

"Simple"

September 14, 2007  |  By jbgama

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

Great program...Simple to use and does its job!! Didn't have to do anything except download. Gave the option for the updates and a way it went!!!

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5 stars

"Great spyware identifier and it is free to use. thanks."

September 13, 2007  |  By johnson007

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Cons

The upgrade cost money.

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4 stars

"Nothings perfect, But this is a good piece of software. Contribute !"

September 11, 2007  |  By uptight24

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

Easy to use. Flexible.

Cons

Sometimes slow. Not sure why.

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5 stars

"Nice easy and free"

September 11, 2007

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

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3 stars

"yes"

September 10, 2007  |  By cc urad

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

yes

Cons

no

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5 stars

"does what it says"

September 10, 2007  |  By danich

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

Free... does what it is supposed to do... frequent updates... not CPU intensive

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5 stars

"Perfect!"

September 10, 2007  |  By erik0309

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Pros

its easy to use, it catch a lot of spyware treaths and it had a fast spyware scan. updates is a common thing

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Safer-Networking
Publisher web site http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
Release Date June 01, 2005
Date Added June 01, 2005
Version 1.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 44.37MB
File Name spybot-2.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 125,071,629
Downloads Last Week 40,472
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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