Spybot Search and Destroy (Free Edition) is a free security software, a classic antispyware, anti-adware removal tool that will detect and remove most of these threats: Adware files, Trojans, Dialers, PUPs, Browser Hijackers (unwanted toolbars), Key loggers, Rootkits and other malware or junkware files can infect your computer. It will also allow you to fix the Windows Registry inconsistencies, to be more specific – those related to malicious applications that you are installing and adware. It can clean programs and the web usage tracks from your PC. Each time when you browse the Internet, most websites will track you using all kind of “aggressive” tracking cookies. Visited websites, search habits and almost anything related to Internet and many others. Spybot will detect most of these intrusive tracking methods and most of the well-known malware infections and it allows to remove them. A product for users who need protection against all kinds of online threats.
Spybot Search and Destroy Review
I have used this free anti-malware application for many years. As an old Microsoft Windows user I recommend you to run such a tool at least once a week. Even if you have a decent antivirus or a good antimalware protection, this program will identify most intrusive, spyware methods used by many websites to track your online habits. Almost all antivirus solutions will ignore “tracking cookies” or other invasive privacy practices.
The main SpyBot interface (Free Edition) has three sections: Basic, Advanced and Professional tools. We will discuss about Basic and Advanced sections because “Professional” features are available in the paid version of SpyBot that also comes with its own antivirus engine. Also, the “Advanced” section has two other modules that are not available in the free edition.
Spybot Search & Destroy is improved and greatly optimized version of the award winning spyware and adware removal computer program that currently protects millions of personal computers and businesses from online threats. By using knowledge accumulated over last 10 years and advices from millions of their users, developers from Safer Networking Limited have managed to greatly improve their anti-malware tool into one of the most useful security PC programs in the world.
New version brings many new and interesting additions to the tried and true formula – lightweight processing, up-to-date database of online threats and easy to use interface. By using new interface, both novice and professional users will instantly be able to protect all segments of their operating system and local files – from quick security scans to advanced Rootkit and Deep Scans that will test every corner of your system for all vulnerabilities.
New interface is split into several new areas – Basic Tools for quick protection tools and Advanced Tools where you can test your system more completely and tweak the work schedule to suit your needs. The last section of Spybot 2 is dedicated for professional users, who now have wide array of advanced tools that will be extremely useful for businesses who want to have complete control over their systems.
Spybot Search and Destroy is without the doubt the most complete free anti-spyware and anti-malware protection program that you can find today, with features that will satisfy PC users of all knowledge levels.
Spybot Search and Destroy New Features:
Scans for and fixes Malware
Scans for and fixes Rootkits
Registry Backup & Repair
Own Detection Rules (OpenBSI)
Windows Security Center Integration