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  • 5.0 stars

    "worked when others did not!! :)"

    February 22, 2015  |   By dsarosy

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    I spent several hours trying to remove a particular adware file that kept attempting to break through my avg antivirus. after about 5 other free products failed to remove this incredibly annoying file, I tried spybot and was thrilled to see that it was finally gone!!

    Cons

    I see none as of yet!

    Summary

    this product is easy to use and even the free version worked like a champ!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is a great fully-featured security application..."

    February 15, 2015  |  

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Host File Protection, Browser Guards, Realtime Spyware and Malware Protection, Process Control, Deep System Scanning, and many others you normally wouldn't find in a traditional security software suite.

    Cons

    The only con I can rightly say is that it consumes a lot of system resources and some of the scans can take a while, depending on the size of your system and the configurations of the scan you choose.

    Summary

    This is a robust security application that is an excellent supplement to existing security software and especially useful for those whom still use the Internet Explorer browser, because of the protections it offers, including that of the host file as well as a user's homepage.

    Even if you don't want to pay for the full version, the free version is still worth the download and is a formidable contender in the world of antimalware software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Has every useful function"

    February 2, 2015  |   By HaffRobison

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Very needful application for my computer.

    Cons

    Cons ?? Haven't found any yet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love it and keeping it!"

    January 31, 2015  |   By McLadyA65

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    I had this years ago on my desktop. I'm using my laptop more than I use to, so I added Spybot to my laptop and it clean out everything.

    Cons

    There was a problem with the immunization on the Opera browser, but overall everything still works.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very, Very GOOD"

    January 6, 2015  |   By fredg06

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Found 76 Nasties on my C: drive. Easy to understand Settings, and set them where I want them.

    Cons

    Took 1 hr. 45 min. to do a complete scan of the C:/ drive.

    Summary

    I have an old 2000 Dell tower computer, XP, IE8, Opera 12, 256 Meg RAM, and 14 Gig harddrive, SP3. This is the ONLY spyware program I have tried that found 76 malware pieces on my computer!
    I am uninstalling the IOBit Malware Fighter, because this one is really good.
    I went to Settings first, then changed it all to what I like.....no updates until I do it manually, no scans unless I do them, and deleted it from my StartUp items, using CCleaner. Can also do it using MSCONFIG at the Start, Run command.
    Now, it doesn't stay in my Tray, running all the time in the background......I don't have that much Computer Resources left. I also use Avast anti-virus.
    I tried Malware anti-spyware, and Adware anti-virus. Neither did what Spybot does.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Caused problems on my PC"

    December 24, 2014  |   By Investor7

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Works as advertised.

    Cons

    Causes other problems

    Summary

    The last time I used Spybot about 4 years ago on my other PCs without any issues. Last August I installed Spybot on current laptop. I had a several problems. Right clicking on Explorer caused Explorer to crash. When you press "Start' and then "MS Word", the submenu entries of recent files disappeared. Further to this one of my Word files, which I update monthly, disappeared. I searched "C" drive, but could only find a version that was a year old. Unistalling Spybot solved all my issues on Windows 7 Toshiba laptop.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Remove vírus e malwares cono nenhum outro."

    December 1, 2014  |   By pese.ek.tk

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Remove vírus e malwares cono nenhum outro.

    Cons

    Interface feia, mas não interfere na eficiência do produto.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Efficient program"

    November 19, 2014  |   By northwind2hi

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Stable, easy to use, picks up the 'nasties'.

    Cons

    None. I haven't found anything to complain about.

    Summary

    A good program that picks up malware etc. Easy to use & update.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It works very well"

    November 16, 2014  |   By FredMcD

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    I had brought my computer in for service, and was told it had two viruses.
    They wanted over 100 to remove them. Spybot removed them for me.

    Cons

    Controls and settings are overly complicated. Check them BEFORE you use this

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Helpful and easy to use!!"

    November 11, 2014  |   By galumphair

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Very suitable for me to use, really

    Cons

    No cons from what I can see.

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