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SpyBot Search & Destroy 2.4.40

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Keep your computer free of nasty malware with this tool

By Ellie Teller

On Friday, March 11, 2016

SpyBot Search and Destroy is anti-spyware program that packs a ton of interesting features for those concerned about the optimal performance of the computer. It has a real-time shield that will pop up and block anything you just clicked before it’s too late. It also offers the possibility of checking your whole system in search for malware of any kind, giving you then different options such as repair the infected files if possible, keep them in quarantine or delete them, which is the most common solution and works almost all the times you try. Nevertheless, Spybot may interfere with other protection tools such as anti-virus. Instead of becoming a relief, it may bring you headaches if this happens, so the best thing to do if you want to keep your PC safe is to stay away from trouble when surfing the Internet, since all these programs may cause more problems than solutions if you don´t fully understand them.


  • The real-time shield works fine
  • Its database is up to date with the latest threats


  • Sometimes this can be worse than the malware
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • security for my computer keep it safe from hacker virusis spyware keep software up to day intruders and anything else it will do to protect me

  • by the presence of malware, possible virus and poor performance of my computer. Also, I have recommended it for efficiency.Thank you for your contribution.


SpyBot Search & Destroy is a free utility that works for the detection and removal of spyware that may infect your computer. Spyware is a type of virus that silently tracks your browsing behavior in order to create a profile of you. This information, without your knowledge may be transmitted to compilers who will later sell it to advertising companies. There are some symptoms that can help you to realize if your PC has been invaded by spyware. For example, the strange appearance of a toolbar in your browser that you have not installed, the fact that it inexplicably starts to not work properly and crashes easily, or that the home page has been hijacked or changed without your authorization.

This spyware removal tool provides protection through a default mode or an advanced one that you can set according to your scanning preferences. Besides, SpyBot Search & Destroy also cleans usage tracks, in case you share your computer with other users and you do not want them to see any trace of what you've been downloading or working on. Similarly, this software can be used by those who need to fix extended reports or registry inconsistencies.

How does this protection utility work?

Among the spyware types that this software removes, we can find Web3000, Bonzi Buddy, Gator, BDE Projector, Aureate, Radiate, Cydoor, SaveNow, DSSAgent and webHancer, among others. If you want to see the list of threats that SpyBot Search & Destroy is able to remove, you can go to the left part of the navigation bar and click on Support > Threats. Besides all this, the program is regularly updated, in order to add new emerging malware to its database. You will realize that this removal tool targets adware and malicious code, but note that it won’t substitute for an anti-virus program.

This removal tool targets adware and malicious code, but it won’t substitute for an antivirus

Before getting started, you can choose to read its built-in manual or watch a tutorial. Once you are done with that, you will be prompted and given the chance to create a backup of your system, just to make sure that if the software removes something it should not, you will be able to recover it. The main functionality of the program has three options: Check for Problems, Recovery, and Updates. Moreover, SpyBot Search & Destroy has a startup manager and a files shredder to complement your protection.

Among its Basic Tools, it offers access to Statistics, where you can see the items detected
Among its Basic Tools, it offers access to Statistics, where you can see the items detected

SpyBot Search & Destroy 2.4.40 Features

The following are the unique cleaning and immunization features of SpyBot Search & Destroy:

  • Spyware scanner which detects known and new threats, thanks to its up-to-date virus database
  • Cleaning of usage tracks
  • Fixes registry issues or inconsistencies
  • Startup manager to get a computer that runs smoothly when you switch it on
  • Files shredder to permanently eliminate files
  • Built-in manual and tutorial to speed up the learning process

If you want to read more information on this anti-spyware tool before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.

In System Scan you can track and disable cookies
In System Scan you can track and disable cookies

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for the correct download and installation of SpyBot Search & Destroy are listed below:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or further
  • Processor: 233 MHz
  • RAM Memory: 64 MB
  • HDD: 1.5 GB of free space available