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.


February 29th, 2024

Introducing Spybot Anti-Beacon 4.1 – your ultimate shield against online tracking! Experience the power of our latest update featuring the revolutionary "Live Monitor." Now, you can effortlessly visualize and halt intrusive telemetry connections in real-time, empowering you to regain control over your digital privacy. Plus, enjoy the added bonus of tracking your environmental impact with our Carbon savings estimation feature. But that's not all! We've expanded our roster of blocked telemetry services to include:
  • Opera SiteCheck
  • Game Analytics
  • Pushwoosh
  • Microsoft Edge Follow Creators
Upgrade to Spybot Anti-Beacon 4.1 today and reclaim your online freedom with confidence!


February 18th, 2023

Anti-Beacon 3.9 brings the usual small bugfixes (e.g. updates to OpenSSL 3.0), some preparations for localized versions to come, and a massive list of new tracking stuff it protects against. New are a lot of immunizers for Firefox, but there's also more Windows tracking and some bits for gamers. A complete list can be found at the below. Look for the update within Anti-Beacon or download from the website.


December 22nd, 2021

New Protection

  • Mozilla Firefox Sponsored Sites
  • Microsoft Active Protection Service (previously SpyNet)
  • Dell SmartByte Telemetry
  • COMODO Internet Security Telemetry

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


July 27th, 2017

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

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