Spybot - Search & Destroy is an anti-malware application designed for on-access and on-demand scanning and removal of various kinds of malware, including spyware, adware, hijackers and trojan horses. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.
Spybot not only provides detection and removal of adware and spyware but also antivirus protection. Spybot v2.3 includes a Professional Edition license valid for 30 days, so you can try and test all the features of the program.
What's new in this version:
- New enhanced detection methods. This means better protection against the new wave of spyware, rootkits and viruses.
- Scanning and cleaning is now much faster. Tweaked the scanning engine so it now scans faster and some cleaning tasks are now fully automated.
- Improved Startup Tools. These powerful tools now work with even the latest Windows Operating Systems.
- SDScan now runs automatically with escalated privileges. This means no more annoying restarts and no need to run SDCleaner.
- New ‘Notifications’ feature: Spybot can now be configured to send the results of scans on your PC to your mobile device, server, chat or website. You no longer have to wait around while Spybot is doing a scan. As soon as your scan finishes a message will be sent to your chosen device and you will be informed of possible threats. This means you can react and make decisions on what action to take much faster.