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SpyBot Search & Destroy

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Detect and remove different kinds of spyware from your computer

Bartley Sharkey

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Review last updated: 18/09/14

Pros
  • Lots of options
  • Powerful search
  • Regular Updates
Cons
  • Updating can be slow
  • Indiscriminate about files it removes

Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser's start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies.

Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer, too

"Don't expect tech help or email replys"

They refuse to answer any email sent to them for support.I've written them 4 times and never received a answer.Even though I deleated the older version and am using the updated one the old one keeps popping up telling me to update my virus definitions.I keep emailing them as to how to stop this and they refuse to answer.So don't expect tech help from them.I have one of the paid versions what a mistake.

Pros
  • Works well in locating problems
Cons
  • Refuses to ans email questions
  • No tech help even in paid versions
  • Liked the old version 100% better as it would tell you if you needed something or not

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