Spybot – Search & Destroy is a set of tools for finding and removing malicious software. This anti-malware application designed for on-access and on-demand scanning and removal of various kinds of malware, including spyware, adware, hijackers and trojan horses.
The ‘immunization’ feature preemptively protects the browser against threats. System scans and file scans detect spyware and other malicious software and eradicates it. Spyware is a kind of threat not always detected by anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your Internet activity to create a profile about you. This information can then be used for example by marketing and advertising companies.
Spybot – Search & Destroy is designed for use by either novice or experienced users. Novices can choose to view additional information on the available features while experienced users have additional tools and settings. It is fully functional and free for personal use!
SpyBot – Search & Destroy has a clean and professional interface, with all the modules in plain view. It can start in two modes: Easy mode for new users who want just the basic features, and Advanced mode for professional users and those who want more control.
The Easy mode provides a full system scan that thoroughly analyzes your computer for threats and a custom file/folder scan that allows you to manually select the locations to be processed.
The Advanced User Mode triggers a set of complementary tools that you can use to create system logs, manage autostart items, shred files, repair system inconsistencies or scan for rootkits.
SpyBot – Search & Destroy is not only able to remove spyware, but it also detects and removes keyloggers, providing at the same time a fast update tool to download the latest virus definitions. To make sure you’re on the safe side all the time, SpyBot – Search & Destroy automatically creates a backup of every single removed file.
SpyBot – Search & Destroy – Features
Malware Detection and Prevention
- Malware Scan and Fix
- Rootkits Scan and Fix
- Adware and Toolbar Scan and Fix
- iPhone Profile Scan
- Network Drives Scan and Fix
- System Immunization
- Startup Analysis and Editing
- Registry Repair
- Secure Shredding
- Report and Log Creation
- OpenSBI Detection Rule Editor
- Protected Repair Environment (Premium)
- Spybot Boot CD Creation (Premium)
- New User Interface
- Faster Startup and Scanning
- Windows Security Center Integration
- Additional Assistance Dialogues
- Automatic Updates (Premium)
- Command Line Edition (Premium)
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit).
Changes in SpyBot – Search & Destroy 2.6.46 :
- Full support for Microsoft SmartScreen
- Users will no longer receive warnings of possible Live Protection and Security Center Service conflicts.
- Improved security using Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates.
- Bug fixes
Size: 49.3 MB