Spybot 2.1 for private use
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, the ‘Free Edition’ 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 whitelist which helps to identify if files are legitimate or not. This useful addition helps to speed up the scan. Even though this fully functioning product is free of charge you can still get free support by emailing our support team.
The ‘Home Edition’ is what you need if you want to add anti virus protection to the features of the ‘Free Edition’. Spybot 2 ‘Home Edition’ also allows you to automate scanning, fixing, immunization and of course updating. This makes the product more convenient to use and improves your protection. The supported ‘command line parameters‘ will help you to tailor the level of automation you require. Users of the ‘Home Edition’ also get Priority email support.
Spybot 2 ‘Professional Edition’ adds even more features to the already feature laden ‘Home Edition’ by including some more powerful tools, including our well known file shredder. The Protected Repair Environment allows you to scan and fix machines already infected with very aggressive malware that stops security software from working. Finally the Boot CD Creator completes the Pro Edition. It will guide you through creating a Spybot 2 liveCD a useful tool that allows you to do a ‘clean boot’ of your system and then scan in ‘offline’ mode.