SpyBot Search and Destroy

by Inspector on November 10, 2013

in Security, Privacy

SpyBot – Search and Destroy is an effective security software for searching and destroying malwares, rootkits, adwares and spywares. It also fixes some registry inconsistencies, cleans security tracks and shreds files. The optional TeaTimer feature protects the Registry from real-time attacks. Spybot has been around since the days of Windows 95. Now it has changed a lot. Few users are not happy with the recent changes and say that previous versions were fast. But hey! now we have got Windows versions that are more resource consuming and Spybot has got more features and options now.

Screenshots

Watch the last screenshot. These spyware, malware and virus were found in one of our PC under the nose of Windows Defender – but SyBot found and destroyed these.

Spyware is a malacious program that silently tracks your surfing behavior to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been ‘hijacked’ (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected.

Malware is short for malicious software, used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content, and other software. ‘Malware’ is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software.

Spybot fights these spywares, rootkits, adwares and malwares. Spybot Search and Destroy can also clean your system usage tracks, so that if you share your computer with other users they may not what you have been working on.

Before Spybot scans your PC, it asks to back up your registry in case if something goes wrong you would be able to revert changes made by the program. Spybot Search & Destroy has three prominent buttons: Check for Problems, Recovery and Updates. Spybot’s menu also offers Recovery and Immunize features.

If all you require is to be able to scan and remove malware and rootkits from your system. Or if you want to protect your PC by immunizing your browser and hosts file, Spybot’s ‘Free Edition’ for private use is the choice for you. If you are a more experienced user you can also check various ‘autostart’ locations using the ‘Startup Tools’. Spybot 2 can scan single files or specific folders and unlike other software it doesn’t matter if the file is located on your local drives or on a network share. Spybot 2 comes with its own white-list which helps to identify if files are legitimate or not.

It is not a complete antivirus solution but it has got many tools and helpful features to protect computer and remove malicious software.

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