Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on October 17th, 2013.

Safer-Networking released Spybot 2.2 the same day, fixing Security Center integration issues Spybot had on Windows 8.1.

If you intend to upgrade to Windows 8.1, we recommend that you install Spybot 2.2 first to allow a smooth transition. You can get it on our Downloads page. Existing licenses will still be valid.

Any workarounds that we previously offered are no longer required.