Protected Repair Environment

When the user chooses the ‘Protected Repair Environment’ a new Windows Desktop is opened and the Start Center runs in such a way that other software cannot interact with it. The PRE also prevents keyloggers and other malware having access to or control of the Windows Login screen and the User Account Control dialogs

A practical use of the Repair Environment would be where Spybot itself cannot be started any more, where it repeatedly closes unexpectedly, acts erratically, or where it is known that malware is present on the system but it is not detected.


This feature is available for users of Spybot 2 +AV Home and Professional Editions. It is not available in the Free Edition.



This feature is available for Business Users in the following Spybot 2 Editions:

  • Spybot 2 Corporate Edition
  • Spybot 2 Technician Edition