Spybot Technician’s Edition

Why use the Technician’s Edition?

Spybot – Search & Destroy Technician Edition provides an extended set of tools for technicians who want to have a deeper look into all parts of the operating system. To analyze problems, check configurations, define own rules and more. Or just to maintain computers within workgroups or whole companies. Use the complete protection against malware and viruses including Live Protection on your own system and define tasks you want performed on other systems. Thus, the license also includes the use of a portable device on systems that you support, where it may not be permanently installed.

As with the Corporate Edition it uses two scan engines for different tasks like scanning for viruses and malware. It provides cleaning system startup and you may use some very special features.

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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.

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.

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:

Reviews

★★★★★

Powerful & Low Cost

What do you like best?

Recommending to friends and family to use Spybot holds much more weight when they see that this popular security software is free for personal use.

What do you dislike?

The lack of antivirus for the personal use Spybot version can seem a bit unwelcome, but bundling Windows Defender along with Spybot tends to make up for this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In recommending Spybot to potential users, I would note that the free personal version typically covers everything that you would need an a personal antimalware solution. Bundle this with a good antivirus program, and Spybot tends to do much of the heavy lifting.

Moving on towards the professional version, it's a one stop shop for anything and everything you may need an an antivirus and/or antimalware solution. Moreso, the expert and advanced settings are very powerful tools in managing a secure IT environment.

★★★★★

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.

★★★★★

Skikrazi

Love Spybot 2.0. After 2 weeks of struggling trying to remove Coupon Dropdown, I finally tried Spybot 2.0 and it was the only one that worked--after trying Malwarebytes anti-Malware, McAfee and many others.