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  • 1.0 stars

    "DECEPTIVE AND DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES."

    June 24, 2014  |   By rcarroll888

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    None worth mentioning.

    Cons

    Extremely slow and never finds more than a dozen or so suspicious registry entries, in short, does nothing that other though more expensive alternatives such as Avast, MalwareBytes or IObit haven't already done.

    Summary

    Spybot aka Safer-Networking, Ltd. will not honor an existing license should you buy a new computer but will send you a link to the free version along with yet another begging for another donation. With more than 124MM downloads from this site alone, a small percentage of subscribers would not make them cash-starved.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be GREAT now it is CRAP"

    June 18, 2014  |   By Gangrelle

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    Quick and easy install.

    Cons

    IT DOES NOTHING.
    Does NOT remove as much malware as version 1.6.2 did
    Does NOT have a realtime shield (Tea Timer) unless you pay for it.
    Does NOT remove rootkits.
    Does NOT have the Secure Shredder feature unless you pay for it now.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time or money with Spybot S&D 2.x What a worthless piece of software.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very impressive but takes its time to do things."

    June 18, 2014  |   By Blake_R

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    * Excellent detection rate.
    * Immunization makes me feel safer about my files.
    * Timely updates are a boon.

    Cons

    * Looks pretty plain.

    Summary

    One of the best anti-spy softwares available, spybot is highly recommended for download.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "just downloaded but seems pretty good"

    June 15, 2014  |   By sjp34

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    I downloaded onto two computers. Easy to download and ran the full scan in a little over and hour on on computer but took about 3 hrs on the other one.

    Cons

    Somehow, after I closed and reopened the program, the language on my desktop computer changed to something that looks "slavic" and I cannot find a way to switch it back to English.

    Please help.

    Summary

    Would probably be fine if I could understand the language!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is part of my removal process"

    June 8, 2014  |   By Henry_Quarles

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    This work well in combinations with other spyware removal products,

    Cons

    It's a must have in a spyware removal kit

    Summary

    The Blocking feature work well and now blocks twice as many.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Software"

    May 11, 2014  |   By paokane

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    All seems to be working well.

    Cons

    No Problems :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic Well Done Spybot-Search & Destroy"

    May 11, 2014  |   By cuzzy1

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    Have always been very happy with Spybot-Search & Destroy I hope it will continue as fantastic as it always has Well Done Spybot-Search & Destroy

    Cons

    I have no Cons Well Done Spybot-Search & Destroy Well Done

    Summary

    Well Done Well Done Well Done Spybot-Search & Destroy

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  • 1.0 stars

    "could not install"

    May 9, 2014  |   By paulettemoudakis

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    No idea being I could not install

    Cons

    It would not let me install - could not uninstall the previous version and I did not wish to reinstall the old one again in order to uninstall..... I've had this problem before with this package. I just updated Malwarebytes instea....

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  • 4.0 stars

    "ok product - has some value to add to your system"

    May 6, 2014  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.3

    Pros

    -respectable company.
    -long history
    -can integrate with clamav for fuller protection
    -disinfection feature is best feature (i like passive protection mechanisms that don't affect system performance).
    -very good at detecting and cleaning tracks (picks up lots of stuff other cleaners miss).
    -has rootkit detection (though, not good at it).
    -multiple extra features.
    -has demand scanner for extra check up.
    -has portable version.

    Cons

    -not good on detections.
    -i miss teatimer.

    Summary

    i have never had a false positive with this product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I feel like I stole this."

    April 22, 2014  |   By zelphx

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.2

    Pros

    FREE
    Updated very often
    Easy (but new) user interface
    FREE

    Cons

    I have used S&D for years; there just is no "bad" I can think of.

    Summary

    Better than most that you pay for.

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