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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

Updates around Christmas and New Year

Due to the fact that Christmas and New Year are on a Wednesday this season, we will postpone the antispyware updates to the Friday after Christmas and New Year respectively. We wish all of you a peaceful and quiet time … Continue reading

How does the new update service work?

Updates are installed automatically when using a paid Edition. Spybot – Search & Destroy will create a task to keep your Spybot 2 up to date automatically. Regardless if you are logged in as an administrator or not, thanks to … 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

Why do I receive “Error retrieving update info file“?

1. The error message “Error retrieving update info file” usually appears when Spybot – Search & Destroy has accidently imported bad Internet Explorer proxy settings. In this case, it helps just to disable the proxy option in Spybot 2. You can … Continue reading

How to update?

Using a Home or higher Edition updates are automated. Spybot – Search & Destroy will create Windows task scheduler entries to keep your Spybot 2 up to date automatically. Regardless if you are logged in as an administrator or not, thanks … Continue reading

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  

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 does reconfiguring paths in the Server configuration section of Spybot S&D Update and Configuration Server not work for me?

When reconfiguring the paths in the Server configuration section, the corresponding directories must exist. If the directories do not exist any changes you make will not be saved.

Why can my clients not reach the Spybot S&D Update and Configuration Server?

Check the firewall settings of the computer the Spybot S&D Update and Configuration Server is running on. Also make sure the port it is listening on (port 80 by default) is not used by another network service like a general … Continue reading

Why do I receive the error message “No Zip File specified” when I update or fix?

This happens if you have ZipMagic from Aladdin Systems (to my knowledge it came from Ontrack before) installed. ZipMagic displays all zip files as folders, and even denies other applications access to the real zip file. To allow another application … 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 is the integrated update not working?

The most common reason for this problem is that you need to use a proxy server to access the internet. If this is the case, the proxy server is already set up in your browser. You can check the settings … 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: “Error Retrieving Update Info File”?

1. The error message “Error retrieving update info file” usually appears when Spybot-S&D has accidently imported bad Internet Explorer proxy settings. In this case, it helps just to disable the proxy option in Spybot-S&D: Open the Settings section and go … 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

Why do I get a critical license error after installing Spybot S&D Update and Configuration Server?

Make sure the program directory of Spybot S&D Update and Configuration Server contains the files license.txt and license.key and then restart the program. The license files are contained in the installer. If you cannot locate your license details please contact … 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

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

Se habla español!

We have finally completed the Spanish translation of the Spybot user interface and it will be available for those who update their software after 30th July. Now our loyal Spanish speaking users will be able to access all functions of … 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

What malware does Spybot +AV protect against?

You will find the up to date list of detections by clicking here. This list is constantly being updated as we detect new malware or find new varients of existing malware.

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

Notifications

What is the Notifications feature? The ‘Notifications’ feature allows you to configure Spybot to alert you when issues occur and you are not at your computer. For example if malware is detected on your computer an email message could be … 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

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

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

Task Scheduling/Automation:

If you are using the Home or a higher Edition of Spybot +AV tasks can be automated. Spybot can create a Windows scheduler task to keep your Spybot up to date, immunized and run system scans regularly. Of course manual … Continue reading

Scans for and fixes Malware:

This is the main on-demand scanner. It is used to scan a complete system for active malware, if suspected mallware is detected users have the option of removing it.. A complete system scan will check for all malware which includes … Continue reading

Updating:

Spybot Free Edition definition files are updated on a weekly basis. The Home Edition and above will receive definition updates every day. Multiple daily signature updates are downloaded automatically via a scheduled task. This way your Spybot +AV will always … Continue reading

Why do I see “Internet protection: basic” in Spybot’s Start Center?

If your Internet protection is set to ‘Basic’ the most likely reasons are that when the software was installed the default setting was ‘Disabled’ or when updates were installed the setting was changed automatically. This setting can also be changed by the user. … 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

Visit our new improved Forum

As part of our service to our users Safer-Networking has always provided a free, independent forum. This forum is maintained by volunteers and Safer-Networking staff. We have now updated this forum to make it even easier to use. If you … 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

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Spybot for Business users:   sbNet Corporate Technician Detection & Prevention Full Anti-Virus protection Scans for and fixes Malware Scans for and fixes Rootkits Scans iPhone® Apps Live Protection Internet Protection Immunizes System Additional Tools Startup Tools System (Registry) Repair … Continue reading

Features

Features To find out more on the features available in Spybot +AV, you can find more details below: Finding and removing malware Scans for and fixes malware Scan iPhone apps Anti virus protection – paid editions of Spybot offer you … Continue reading

EULA for Business Users

1 Terms of Corporate Use This License Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) between Safer-Networking Ltd.of Millroad, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland (hereinafter Safer-Network­ing Ltd.) and the Customer (hereinafter Licensee) deals with the terms and conditions of the Licensee’s use of Spybot – Search … 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

Technician

Spybot – Search & Destroy for technician use Why use the Technician Edition? Spybot 2 Technician Edition has been designed for single support case handling. It combines all our tools including anti virus protection into one package for the technician … Continue reading

Corporate

Spybot – Search & Destroy for corporate use Why use the Corporate Edition? Spybot 2 Corporate Edition combines all our tools including anti virus protection into one package for the business user. With our Corporate Edition you can be proactive … 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

Software support for Home and Professional Edition users

Please read the FAQs first We noticed that many emails we receive ask questions, which are already answered in our FAQ-List. If you use Windows Vista or newer Windows versions, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to … Continue reading

How to disable the proxy?

Here is how to disable the proxy: Open the Spybot – Search & Destroy “Start Center“. Click on “Advanced User Mode” at the bottom left of the “Start Center”. Rightclick on “Settings“ and choose “Run as administrator”. Choose the tab “Internet … 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

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

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 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

New Spybot Website

After many months of hard work by our staff and volunteers our new look multilingual website is now live. Over the next few months with the help of our volunteers we hope to add all the additional languages we had … Continue reading

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

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

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 to disable the proxy

Open the Settings section and go to the Settings page. Locate the Use proxy entry in the Automation – Web update category, and disable it.

How to make a recovery

Please make sure you have all updates installed. Restore the files you deleted with Spybot – Search & Destroy: Run Spybot-S&D, select Spybot-S&D → Recovery from the left bar and restore all the files and entries which are in association … Continue reading

How can I prevent users from changing the options in Spybot S&D?

You can deny users access to Spybot S&D’s configuration by defining the Settings password. See section Generic client settings in the web interface of Spybot S&D Update and configuration Server. After this the user is prompted for this password before … Continue reading

How can I monitor the scans performed on the client PCs?

Configure your email address and your account data for the SMTP server in the web interface of the ‘Spybot S&D Update and Configuration Server’ (UCS). Logs of the scans on the clients will be emailed to the email account you … 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 “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 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

Why does TeaTimer crash during the Windows shutdown (System Settings Protection Error Message)

Please make sure that you have the most current version of Spybot-S&D installed – version 1.6.2. To see which version number and/or updates of Spybot-S&D you are using please run Spybot-S&D and choose “Help”, “About” in the menu bar. There … 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

Do I need this FAQ?

Before you read this FAQ or other support documents, we would recommend that you use the updater and see if you have the most current updates for Spybot-S&D (we removed some FAQ entries for older versions to keep this FAQ … 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

Detections

Please read the FAQs first We noticed that many emails we receive ask questions, which are already answered in our FAQ-List. If you use Windows Vista or newer Windows versions, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to … Continue reading

Software support for Free Edition users

Please read the FAQs first We noticed that many emails we receive ask questions, which are already answered in our FAQ-List. If you use Windows Vista or newer Windows versions, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to … Continue reading

Software support for business customers

Please read the FAQs first We noticed that many emails we receive ask questions, which are already answered in our FAQ-List. If you use Windows Vista or newer Windows versions, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to … 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

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

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

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

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

About

About Spybot – Search & Destroy® Spybot – Search & Destroy is a set of tools for finding and removing malicious software. The ‘immunization’ feature preemptively protects the browser against threats. System scans and file scans detect spyware and other … Continue reading

About

About Spybot – Search & Destroy® Spybot – Search & Destroy is a set of tools for finding and removing malicious software. The ‘immunization’ feature preemptively protects the browser against threats. System scans and file scans detect spyware and other … 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