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SpyBot

Spybot Search and Destroy - malware scanner and remover

reviewed by ClifNotes, 2005, 2007 - permalink - Adware & Spyware Removal

 

Notes from Clif

I've been using this program for four or five years. I don't run a PC without it.

This week, I found out that they have released a new version!

 

Quote from Spybot S&D website

We're proud to announce: version 1.5 - 3 September 2007

 

We have to admit, it was delayed a few times, mostly because we always had some new feature we wanted to implement in mind, but now it's finally here: we're proud to announce the availability of Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5. This new version features a lot of improved detection mechanisms (which in parts were already made available through the regular 1.4 updates in the past months), improved Operating System support (Windows Vista integration, restored support for Windows 95, more compatibility with Wine, support for bootable Windows CDs), improved browser support (e.g. for immunization) and much more - you can find an overview of noticable changes and some screenshots here.

 

Screenshot

 

Quote

Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer, too :)

 

Website

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/