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How to download Spybot – Search & Destroy?

There are two options to download Spybot 2: You can choose a download location on our website. The displayed mirrors are partners who provide places to host Spybot 2 for us. You can download from them, it is secure and … Continue reading

How to download Spybot-S&D

There are two options to download Spybot-S&D: You choose a download location on our website. The displayed mirrors are partners who provide places to host Spybot-S&D for us. You can download from them, it is secure and they all contain … Continue reading

How can I disable the notifications popping up when a download was blocked (e.g. Avenue A, Inc., DoubleClick)?

This message is created by the bad download blocker for IE, a tool of Spybot-S&D. Since version 1.5 the feature of the silent bad download blocker is in a different place than in older versions. Please open the Tools menu … Continue reading

Download

Download Free Edition or Upgrade to Spybot +AV and add antivirus protection for as little as €9.99 ($13.99) Upgrade Home Users To add antivirus protection you can upgrade your Free Edition to the Home Edition for just €9.99 ($13.99). Click … Continue reading

Why you should update to the latest version of Spybot

Improved Features Since we introduced Spybot 2.0 we have constantly been working on improving the product.  The introduction of Spybot 2.3 brought a product that was easier to use and had more useful features, Spybot version 2.4 continues to add … Continue reading

New Spybot 2.4 fixes several updating problems

Responding to user reports we released Spybot 2.4 today which fixes some bugs in Spybot’s Updater: problems when bdcore.dll is updated (only Spybot +AV editions) for antivirus updates the proxy settings were ignored (only Spybot +AV editions) we rephrased the … Continue reading

Version 2.3, a more user orientated version of Spybot has now been released

In response to the latest techniques used by malware developers we have added new enhanced detection methods. This means better protection against the new wave of spyware, rootkits  and viruses. Scanning and cleaning is now much faster. We have ‘tweaked’ … Continue reading

Spybot +AV 2.3 beta released

Do you want to beta test the latest version of Spybot +AV? The first public beta version of Spybot +AV 2.3 is ready for testing. Responding to requests from our users we have incorporated more than 100 usability and functionality … Continue reading

How to create a bootable CD

Creating a bootable CD involves a handful of steps that are explained in detail here. Requirements Windows Automated Installation Kit The first thing you need is the Windows Automated Installation Kit, also called WAIK. This software includes all the Windows … Continue reading

New Spybot 2.2 to support Windows® 8.1

Microsoft will soon be releasing version 8.1 of their Windows® operating system. While testing Windows 8.1 for Spybot +AV compatibility, we encountered changes to the Windows® Security Center and some other security techniques that made an update to Spybot necessary. … Continue reading

Windows 8.1 patch for Spybot 2.1

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on October 17th, 2013. Safer-Networking released Spybot 2.2 the same day, fixing Security Center integration issues Spybot had on Windows 8.1. If you intend to upgrade to Windows 8.1, we recommend that you install Spybot 2.2 … Continue reading

Spybot 2.1 Service Release

The second service release of Spybot 2.1 is now available. As well as background improvements we have also included updated language files and installation is now smoother. As a result of feedback from users we have also changed the default … Continue reading

Giveaway #2 Terms & Conditions

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Safer-Networking Mirror Policy

1. Visitor Privacy 1.1. Hosts mirroring Spybot-S&D or other Safer-Networking software (simply called mirrors from here on) may not collect data about their visitors/downloaders for any other reason than demographic purposes, and that only in compiled shape. 1.2. Mirrors may … Continue reading

Updating

To keep up with current malware, Spybot needs to be updated with new definitions regularly. Spybot Free Edition definitions are updated on a weekly basis, and can be manually updated using the Update symbol in Start Center. The Home Edition … Continue reading

Spybot +AV 2.1 Released!

Not only does Spybot +AV version have an award winning antivirus engine but it has many new features and enhancements:-   Virus scanning and removal (Home Edition and above): The inclusion of the anti-virus engine means that we can now … Continue reading

Spybot +AV 2.1 Beta released, final version will soon be available!

The release of Spybot +AV 2.1 in early May will mark a big change in the Spybot product. We will soon be offering a product that not only provides detection and removal of adware and spyware but also antivirus protection. … Continue reading

Compare

Spybot +AV for home PC users – runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.   Free Home Professional Detection & Prevention Full Anti-Virus protection Scans for and fixes Malware Scans for and fixes Rootkits Scans iPhone® Apps … Continue reading

EULA for Private Users

1 Preface Our old license terms needed some legal adjustment to comply with licensing issues with third parties (e.g. the Windows PE that was used in pre-built CDs). Our Free Edition still allows private use for free, just like you … Continue reading

Spybot 2 now available.

It is done! We are proud to release version 2.0 of our anti malware tool Spybot – Search & Destroy. In our discussions with our users we realised at an early stage that they wanted a more modern user interface. … Continue reading

Spybot 2 own mirror 3

We provide our own mirror sites so that you will not have to put up with annoying advertisements and pop-ups that you often encounter on free download sites. Donate Download If you would like to show your appreciation for this … Continue reading

Spybot 2 own mirror 2

We provide our own mirror sites so that you will not have to put up with annoying advertisements and pop-ups that you often encounter on free download sites. Donate Download If you would like to show your appreciation for this … Continue reading

Spybot 2 own mirror 1

We provide our own mirror sites so that you will not have to put up with annoying advertisements and pop-ups that you often encounter on free download sites. Donate Download If you would like to show your appreciation for this … Continue reading

Mirror selection Spybot 2

Main Mirrors FossHub – fast global CDN (content delivery network) Download BN Fileforum – fast worldwide distribution Download SecurityWonks Download Ad-free download at Safer-Networking Ltd. Safer-Networking Ltd. #3 Download Safer-Networking Ltd. #1 Download Safer-Networking Ltd. #2 Download Further Mirrors Grail … Continue reading

Details

Spybot for private use Why use the Free Edition? 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 … Continue reading

Why do I get a bad checksum error?

If you search for updates and a ‘bad checksum’ error is displayed, this has a simple reason – millions of people trying to download from the same server. Please try again later. Or download the updates manually. Please use the … Continue reading

Why does Spybot – Search & Destroy freeze when doing an update?

SDUpdate can freeze up if the servers are reacting very slowly. This can happen the day new updates are released (usually on Wednesdays), when too many people try to download them at the same time. But Spybot 2 isn’t really … Continue reading

What files do I need to update?

A general recommendation is that you download all updates presented when you do a “Search for updates”. Updates usually can be divided into the following categories: Essentials The files listed here are Spybot program files that are needed by Spybot … Continue reading

Is Spybot – Search & Destroy compatible with WinPE/BartPE bootable?

Yes, Spybot 2 offers full support for PE in general and PEBuilder. You can download the necessary plugin here, or just run Spybot-S&D from your harddisk after booting a PE disk. Once run from your bootable PE CD, Spybot 2 … Continue reading

Why are some of my favourite internet sites blocked?

In that case the immunization has to be undone. To do so run the Start Center and click on “Immunization“. On the navigation bar on the left you can “Undo immunization“. Please note: Now the bad downloads will not be … Continue reading

First Steps Tutorial

First Steps Tutorial This is a short tutorial to show you the first steps in using Spybot  – Search & Destroy. 1. Download Obviously, the first thing you need to do is download Spybot 2. There are two options to … Continue reading

Third release candidate of Spybot 2 available

Spybot 2 is the next generation of our anti malware software and we are pleased to announce Release Candidate 3 is our last release candidate. We have fixed the last few bugs and further polished the user interface. In Release Candidate … Continue reading

Second release candidate of Spybot – Search & Destroy 2.0 available

Spybot-S&D 2.0 will be our next generation software to find and destroy Spyware, Trojan horses and other Malware on your computers. After the release of our first release candidate we fixed a lot of bugs and polished the user interface. … Continue reading

Spybot’s own mirror 3

We provide our own mirror sites so that you will not have to put up with annoying advertisements and pop-ups that you often encounter on free download sites. Donate Download If you would like to show your appreciation for this … Continue reading

Spybot’s own mirror 2

We provide our own mirror sites so that you will not have to put up with annoying advertisements and pop-ups that you often encounter on free download sites. Donate Download If you would like to show your appreciation for this … Continue reading

Spybot’s own mirror 1

We provide our own mirror sites so that you will not have to put up with annoying advertisements and pop-ups that you often encounter on free download sites. Donate Download If you would like to show your appreciation for this … Continue reading

Donate

Donate Spybot 2 is free to download for private use. Please help us to continue to provide this service that helps protect the individual’s right to privacy by making a financial contribution!

Mirror Selection Spybot 1.6

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Where will I find documentation for the Spybot-S&D Update and Configuration Server?

The manual for the Spybot S&D Update and Configuration server is copied to your disk when when you install the product. If you want to you can also download a copy from this location: Spybot S&D UCS manual  

We are almost there! First Spybot – Search & Destroy 2 Release Candidate available!

You may not notice any visual changes in Spybot Release Candidate 1 (RC1) if you compare it to the beta versions but there are a lot of improvements below the surface. One thing you will notice is the new licensing … Continue reading

What is SDHelper?

Resident SDHelper is a second layer of protection for Internet Explorer. The immunize function blocks installers by their ActiveX ID, whereas SDHelper blocks badware that tries to enter using a different method. Thus Internet Explorer cannot download bad files. You … Continue reading

Why do I get a “HTTP Error 403″ or “bad checksum” error?

If you search for updates and a “HTTP Error 403″ or “bad checksum” is displayed, this has a simple reason – millions of people trying to download from the same server. In order to overcome the problem, please have a … Continue reading

Mirror

On the Internet, a mirror site hosts copys of files of another Internet site. Mirrors are most commonly used to provide multiple sources for the same download, and are a way to distribute large amounts of data traffic among multiple … Continue reading

ISO

An ISO or disk image is a file that contains a complete copy of a CD. ISO images are often provided so you can burn your own bootable CD. Once you download an ISO image to your hard drive, you … Continue reading

How to update

Since version 1.5 Spybot-S&D is kept up to date by the Updater, a separate tool. To start it, please click on Update in the navigation bar. If you want to, you can also click on the button Search for Updates … Continue reading

Why do I receive the error message that there is a problem in Hijackers.sbi and I should look into the Include errors.log file?

This error usually is the result of updates you have missed or installed only partially. To solve the problem, please install all updates checked by default at least, if not all. If you do not want to use the update … Continue reading

Why do I receive the error message “ws2_32.dll missing” (and others)?

Spybot – Search & Destroy 1.4 was incompatible with Windows 95, while version 1.3 or earlier and version 1.5 and later are compatible. However, the lack of following updates usually causes problems: HTML Help 1.3 If you receive the message … Continue reading

Why do I receive the error message “User abort”?

Did you use a beta version of Spybot – Search&Destroy earlier? We recommend a fresh install of Spybot – Search&Destroy. Please uninstall your version of Spybot – Search&Destroy considering this information. It is important to use the very small fix … Continue reading

Why do I receive the error message “Problems in the include file (Trojans.sbi)”?

Probably you use a dated version of Spybot-S&D. Please download our current version Spybot – Search & Destroy 1.6.2. That should fix it. You will find links to several download locations on our download page.

Why do I receive the error message “Server name or address could not be resolved”?

During the installation Spybot tries to download the updates. Whenever a connection attempt to the update server fails, such a message is displayed. You can disable this function in the wizard itself. Just untick the checkbox in front of “download … Continue reading

Why are some of my favourite Internet sites blocked?

This problem may be caused by the Immunization or the bad download blocker in Spybot – Search & Destroy. Please open the Tools menu in your Internet Explorer and choose Spybot – Search Destroy Configuration. There you will find a … Continue reading

Why does Spybot-S&D not scan network drives (shares)?

Scanning network shares sounds like a good idea at first – the scanner needs to be installed only on a single machine and one person can do the scan. To simply remove installers, this is not a bad idea at … Continue reading

Why does Spybot-S&D run automatically on every pc start?

Maybe you have automated your Spybot. Open Spybot in the advanced mode via the menu item mode, go to ‘tools’->’System Startup’ Then mark the following entry and remove it: C:\Program Files\Spybot – Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe” /autocheck If this does not … Continue reading

Why does Spybot-S&D not open anymore?

1. Please try to rename the SpybotSD.exe into iexplore.exe or firefox.exe and try to run it. Using Windows Explorer navigate to: C:\Program Files\Spybot – Search & Destroy In the Tools menu select Folder Options In the Folder Options dialog select … Continue reading

What files do I need to update?

Updates usually can be divided into the following categories: Detection updates and plugins: these updates are usually preselected when you use the updater, it is highly recommended to download them whenever there are updates available, since these are responsible for … Continue reading

Why does Spybot-S&D freeze when doing an update?

SDUpdate can freeze up if the servers are reacting very slowly. This can happen the day new updates are released (usually on Wednesdays), when too many people try to download them at the same time. But Spybot 2 isn’t really … Continue reading

Why do I receive a “Socket Error”?

Please take a look at the security settings of your firewall (if you are using one) and make sure that Spybot-S&D is not blocked. If it is blocked try un-block it. That should help to get into the updates. If … Continue reading

Why do I receive “update error – select files from the list”?

There was a problem with compatibility under Windows Vista. You can solve the problem as follows: 1. Download this new SDUpdate.exe. To use this beta file, extract the downloaded archive into the main application folder (usually C:\Program Files\Spybot – Search … Continue reading

Is Spybot-S&D compatible with WinPE/BartPE bootable CDs?

Yes, Spybot-S&D offers full support for PE in general and PEBuilder. You can download the necessary plugin here, or just run Spybot-S&D from your harddisk after booting a PE disk. Once run from your bootable PE CD, Spybot-S&D will automatically … Continue reading

Are there any command line parameters that can be used with Spybot S&D?

Here is a list of command line parameters that the Spybot-S&D main executable (SpybotSD.exe) supports: /taskbarhide Runs Spybot-S&D completely hidden (no window, no taskbar icon), so make absolutely sure you use it only in combination with /autoclose (otherwise it would … Continue reading

The sixth beta release of Spybot-S&D 2.0 is ready!

The last beta release of Spybot-S&D 2.0 finally arrived! In this Beta we have fixed a lot of trivial and minor issues. As a result we expect Beta 6 to be the predecessor of the first release candidate. We hope … Continue reading

The fifth beta release of Spybot-S&D 2.0 is ready!

In this Beta, as always, we have reacted to our users requests. As a result Beta 5 has important subsurface improvements: We have revised the Uninstaller. Memory consumption during scans has been optimized. The detection criteria were improved and now … Continue reading

Updates

Detection Updates Malware developers are constantly creating more sophisticated attacks and methods for avoiding detection. Our analysts work full time developing new detection rules and techniques to deal with this ever increasing number of threats. Listed on this page you … Continue reading

Team Spybot

Team Spybot, the Safer-Networking Ltd. Community In 2000, while still a student, engineer Patrick Kolla-Ten Venne discovered his PC was infected by the Aureate/Radiate and Conducent TimeSink programs. This invasion of privacy really exasperated him so he wrote a program … Continue reading

How to update

Since version 1.5 Spybot-S&D is kept up to date by the Updater, a separate tool. To start it, please click on Update in the navigation bar. If you want to, you can also click on the button Search for Updates … Continue reading

The four columns of security for a safe online experience

Anti-Malware Obviously, you’ll find us positive about our own software for this purpose, Spybot – Search & Destroy, which should protect you well. A very important advice when downloading any anti-malware application is to check the source of the file … Continue reading

Die vier Säulen der Sicherheit für eine sichere Online-Erfahrung

Anti Malware Offensichtlich denken Sie, dass Spybot – Search & Destroy besser ist als andere Programme in dieser Richtung und Sie und Ihre Privatssphäre ausreichend schützen kann. Ein wichtiger Hinweis beim Download von Anti-Malware-Programmen ist, sich ausreichend über das Programm … Continue reading

Spybot 1.6 First Steps Tutorial

Spybot 1.6 First Steps Tutorial This is a short tutorial to show you the first steps you have to do to remove spyware and other kinds of malware from your computer, using Spybot-Search&Destroy 1.6. 1. Download Obviously, the first thing … Continue reading

Terms & Conditions of Sale

Acceptance of Terms: You must agree to following terms and conditions before you buy any of Safer-Networking Ltd.’s products. Please review the following terms and conditions before downloading any materials from the Safer-Networking Ltd. Website or buying of our Software … Continue reading

Privacy Policy

If you connect to any web server, you transmit your Internet Protocol (IP) and some demographic information. Safer-Networking Ltd. anonymizes its visitors IP addresses so as not to collect potentially personally identifying information. Information we gather is not used for … Continue reading

RegAlyzer

RegAlyzer is a tool to browse and change the registry. It was created because of a few features we missed in the original regedit tool, from support for exotic value types over background and regular expression search to better bookmarks, displaying .reg files … Continue reading

FileAlyzer

FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files – the name itself was initially just a typo of FileAnalyzer, but after a few days I decided to keep it. FileAlyzer allows a basic analysis of files (showing file properties and file … Continue reading

Free Software Tools

FileAlyzer© FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files. It allows a basic analysis of files (showing file properties and file contents in hex dump form) and is able to interpret common file contents like resources structures (like text, graphics, HTML, … Continue reading

Overview

Free For home users who want spyware protection for their own or their families Windows based Personal Computers and do not need additional antivirus protection. Users manually look after own updating. Can be upgraded to the ‘Home Edition’ if required. … Continue reading

sbNet

Spybot – Search & Destroy for corporate use Why use the sbNet? sbNet is designed for environments where computers have a permanent connection to a network. It provides two components, the Update and Configuration Server (UCS) and the Spybot 1.6 … Continue reading

Becoming a Reseller

Why become a Reseller? Generate additional revenue by selling Spybot – S&D directly or by advertising Spybot – S&D on your website. Reseller discounts mean higher margins. Recurring revenue stream. Fully automated Reseller Solution accessed through our Reseller Portal. Privileged … Continue reading

May the fourth be with you! Spybot Search & Destroy 2.0 Beta 4 is here!

The fourth beta release of Spybot-S&D 2.0 is now ready! We would especially like to thank all users who have submitted bug reports and suggestions for Spybot-S&D 2.0 in recent weeks. Your efforts greatly helped to eliminate lots of bugs. … Continue reading

Third beta version of Spybot – Search & Destroy 2.0 released!

The third beta release of Spybot-S&D 2.0 is now ready! After one more month of public beta testing many of the bugs that were reported have been fixed. We have also included your suggestions into this release. Beta 3 sees … Continue reading

Second beta version of Spybot – Search & Destroy 2.0 released!

The second beta release of Spybot-S&D 2.0 is now ready! After one month of public beta testing we fixed many bugs that you reported and incorporated your suggestions into this release. The user interface has been improved and Beta 2 … Continue reading