Spybot Home Edition

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Choose Spybot – Search & Destroy Home Edition for complete protection against malware and viruses. It will immunize your system for safer internet surfing and will automatically update when connected to the internet.

During the installation you will be able to choose the default settings and Spybot will do the rest for you. Live protection will be enabled by default.

Our Frequently Asked Questions, Email Support and our Forum will be there to help you with any questions or issues. For Priority Support you might consider the Professional Edition.

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Features

Anti-Spyware

Spybot's Anti-Spyware protection uses our unique technology to find and remove all kinds of spyware, including adware, tracking software, keyloggers and other unpopular software. Your privacy is our ultimate goal!

Anti-Virus

To provide you with the best possible protection, we've included an award winning anti-virus engine. It's the engine of choice of the best rated anti-virus products on AV-Test and AV comparatives.

And on top of that most elaborate malware protection, you get our own specialized anti-spyware engine that covers the spyware grounds beyond!

Live Protection

Live Protection is Spybots form of real time protection. Live protection scans and monitors all newly created and running processes on your system. Malicious processes are blocked before they start to prevent infection on your system.

Anti-Beacon

Our anti-telemetry tool Anti-Beacon Plus is available to all users of the Spybot Professional and the commercial editions.

System Immunization

Immunization pro-actively protects your system against malware attacks by blocking access to sites known to contain malicious or unwanted software. It also blocks tracking cookies and browser plugins that are known to contain malware. Immunization supports many popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Chrome.

Startup Tools

Startup Tools allow you to manage what happens and what gets loaded at system startup. If you open this tool you will see a comprehensive set of tabs. Clicking on a tab will allow you to inspect and change the behaviour of what is loaded. This powerful tool should be used with caution as it allows you to make registry changes as well as other changes that effect your system.

It can be useful if you suspect changes may have been made without your knowledge.

Rootkit Scan

Rootkits use technologies to hide themselves and their actions from users and other system processes. The Rootkit Scan is a special scan that can locate these rootkits. This scan includes checks of the file system, the registry and some process related lists.

Automatic Signature Updates

Staying up to date with all malware signatures is essential for your security. All paid editions of Spybot will download new signatures multiple times per day - automatically and in the background.

Task Scheduling

If you have purchased Spybot you have the advantage of being able to automate tasks. Using the Schedule option in Advanced Tools → Settings Spybot can create a Windows Scheduler task to keep your Spybot up to date, immunized and run system scans regularly.

Protected Repair Environment

When you choose the Protected Repair Environment, a new Windows Desktop is opened and the Start Center runs in a way so that other software cannot interact with it. This prevents keyloggers and other malware taking over control of Spybot, using the same security desktop separation technology that the Windows Login screen and the User Account Control dialogs use.

System Registry Repair

Most registry cleaner software promises to speed up your system which is not really possible. These cleaners may also come with unwanted additions such as adware or spyware. Our System Registry Repair allows you to do some basic cleanup and repair in a number of categories where changes might positively affect user experience, for instance helping Windows find misplaced Help files. It can either delete or repair broken entries by offering you you the options, for example, of locating or searching for files that have been moved.
In general, we recommend that you do not use Registry Cleaners, Optimizers or Defragmentation utilities unless you are an experienced user.

Priority Support

Beside the standard support options we at Safer-Networking Ltd. strive to support you in case of questions or problems. So if need help, do not hesitate to use our contact page!

Secure Shredder

The Secure Shredder is a tool to safely remove files from magnetic hard drives. It uses multiple passes to make sure the files cannot be recovered.

Script Editor

If you are familiar with a common programming language you might want to define some detection patterns yourself. Just to get rid of some unwanted files or any item you regard as malware. This is not too complex when using our OpenSBI syntax and Pascal. A simple script that you could implement using a simple .sbi file might look like this:

Command Line Tools

The system administrator may schedule tasks and use Command Line Parameters or even Command Line Tools to perform different tasks without user interaction. Powershell Scripts or Batch Files may help and the Windows scheduler can support special tasks as well.

Command Line Tools are available for:

  • File Scan
  • System Scan
  • Immunization
  • Cleaning
  • Updating
Boot CD Creation

Boot CD Creator is a tool included in Spybot that creates a CD you can use to start your computer from.

When there's malware already active on a system, it might prevent anti-malware tools from detecting it. Starting from a Boot CD, you can fight the malware without it having a chance to activate itself.

Boot CD Creator works by using Microsoft tools to create bootable CDs, and currently does not work on Windows 10. You can still create the bootable CD on a different machine to clean your Windows 10 computer though!

FileAlyzer

FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files. It shows basic file content, a hex viewer, and a range of customized displays for interpreted file structures.

It also supports generation of OpenSBI advanced file parameters.

Start Center

The simple Start Center shows you the important information about the last scan, the immunization and update status. It helps you to stay safe with a minimum of clicks.

System Scan

If you choose Scan System, Spybot will search your system for viruses and other malware - for example trojans, keyloggers, adware and more. You can see the progress, on screen, during the scan and when it completes the results are clearly displayed.

Scan Results

Choosing the default Fix selected will remove all the threats displayed. You also have the option to exclude files that you know are harmless.

Update Information

Staying up to date with all malware signatures is essential for your security. All paid editions of Spybot will download new signatures multiple times per day - automatically and in the background.

System Scan Tutorial

In this tutorial, Rob from Team Spybot does a walkthrough of the steps involved in performing a complete system scan with Spybot +AV.

Spybot : Performing a System Scan

Reviews

★★★★★

It is essential in our computer

What do you like best?

can be downloaded for free in its free version, and its main task is to detect and remove corrupt files, suspicious or spyware robots, which can be harmful to our computer.

The design of this program is really simple, with practically four buttons, to do everything, but still, it has many options.

What most attracts the attention of the program, at least to me, is the possibility of configuring it in several languages.

What do you dislike?

They should add other skins.

and it has a relatively high Ram Consumption [Note from Safer-Networking: this has been fixed in Spybot 2.7].

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it because it is free and has a simple interface with intuitive options, it is effective, it removes malware, and it is always updated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

protection in the work stations in combination with other antivirus makes me feel more protective against computer intrusions and malicious advertising.

★★★★★

FossHub

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free Edition) is a free security software, an excellent antispyware, anti-adware removal tool. It will detect and remove most of these threats: Adware files, Trojans, Dialers, PUPs, Browser Hijackers (unwanted toolbars), Keyloggers, Rootkits and other malware or junkware files can infect your computer. It will also allow you to fix the Windows® Registry inconsistencies, to be more specific - those related to malicious applications that you are installing and adware.

★★★★
July 24, 2018

GoodGearGuide from IDG

Alongside Ad-Aware the famous Spybot Search and Destroy is the other key player in the anti-spyware arena. For years these bits of software have been protecting uneducated computer users from malicious spyware, trojans and malware. The protection offered by Spybot is slightly inferior to Lavasoft's offering but it comes in at the same low low price of $0 and unlike Ad-aware, you don't have to pay to access the extra features of the software.