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Software Product Description

Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer with other users. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system.

For advanced users, it allows you to fix registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious program installations. The handy online-update feature ensures that Spybot always has the most current and complete listings of adware, dialers, and other uninvited system residents.


  • Removal of keyloggers
  • User-extendable database
  • Save removal of threats by shredding them
  • Backups of every removed problem
  • Exclude option to ignore specific problems s
  • Permanent blocking of known tracking cookies for IE
  • Permanent blocking of threating downloads in IE
  • Command line parameters to automate tasks
  • Number of targets > 600 > 600
  • Number of detection files and entries > 10000 > 10000
  • Detailed information about problems found Yes Yes
  • Strict criteria to define targets Yes Yes
  • Integrated update function
  • Weekly updates
  • Free email & forum support Yes Yes
  • Settings to automate scan, removal and update
  • System reports to locate even unknown threats
  • Skins to adjust interface to the users liking

FreewareFiles Clean Award FreewareFiles tested Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.4.40 on 2014-07-01 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.

User Reviews
"Spybot Search and Destroy"

Reviewer: -Firefox User    Review Date: 2012-06-13
Average Rating (283 Votes )
Pros:  Nice one It detects and removes that pest called the BABYLON TOOLBAR which installs itself even though you opt not to download it. On my Vista desktop it will not remove malware unless I run as administrator. To do this (VISTA) Start All Programs locate the Spybot folder click then right click on the spybot S&d go to run as administrator. It was great for removing the trojans an other malware that McAffe did not block now I habe switched to BITDEFENDER its not found anything

Cons:  None

Other Thoughts:  I have heard there are fakes of Spybot S&D
The one from this site I have found to be safe.
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