Version History

If you want to know what has changed in recent versions of Spybot Anti-Beacon, this page lists all changes by version number.

Version 3.7

May 4th, 2021

With the release of Spybot Anti-Beacon 3.7, we have added telemetry blocks for many common  third party telemetry/tracking tools, but also specific ones for gamers, and some for popular apps.

New Protection

Software Changes

We improved accessibility options (see the Settings view) and fixed various bugs.

Version 3.5

February 5th, 2020

New Protection

Software Changes

  • Fixed Scheduled Task issues.

Version 3.4

August 30th, 2019

New Protection

Software Changes

  • Added the option to use a system proxy.
  • Improved visuals for customization screen.
  • Minor fixes for dark mode.
  • Improved German translation.

Version 3.1.6

October 24th, 2018

New protection

Improved detection

Software changes

  • Fixed silent mode.
  • New Details view for descriptions without opening a browser (also brings back exact entry details for those users technically inclined).
  • New Settings screen for settings previously available only as part of the installer.
  • Improved sorting and categorization of customization screen.
  • Support for new Windows 10 dark mode.
  • Updated OpenSSL libraries (1.0.2p).
  • Updated SQLite3 library (3.25.2).

Version 3.0.5

September 17th, 2018

This release introduces a paid for version that supports additional non-Microsoft immunizers.

Version 2.3.0

July 31st, 2018

  • Now supports /undo command line switch again
  • Now supports Task Scheduler again
  • User Interface now uses Spybot 3 font
  • Installer now uses Spybot 3 font
  • Installer copies over license from Spybot installation if found

Version 2.2.0

June 22nd, 2018

  • Improvements on the new user interface

Version 2.1.0

May 29th, 2018

Version 1.7.0.0

July 27th, 2017

  • Added another Telemetry Immunization (Windows Firewall)
  • Added Windows Feedback Immunization (Windows Firewall)

Version 1.6.0.42

November 11th, 2016

  • Fix for hosts file access problem when antivirus software was blocking
  • Immunization in Windows firewall added

Version 1.5.0.35

September 19th, 2015

  • Implemented /silent
  • Added Office 15 (2013) Telemetry immunization (Group Policies & Scheduled Tasks)
  • Added Office 16 (2016) Telemetry immunization (Group Policies & Scheduled Tasks)
  • Hosts file block IP default changed from 127.0.0.1 to 0.0.0.0
  • Added own group policy for hosts file read only flag
  • Added own group policy for hosts file block IP
  • Added own group policies for hiding each immunizer
  • Added OpenSSL libraries to installer
  • Added OpenSSL credits to About dialog
  • Added own scheduled task

Version 1.4.0.26

September 15th, 2015

  • Service names are now read from the registry to be in local language
  • About dialog now has an update checker
  • Added details option to Optional immunizers
  • Added FAQ tab
  • Change log moved to About dialog to avoid too many main tabs and standardize SNL app changelogs
  • Added license to About dialog
  • Height auto-adjusted to screens work area now
  • Base immunization type for adding IPs to firewall
  • Added license to installer

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