Spybot Search & Destroy 2.0 Beta 5

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.

If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer. Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don't want them to see what you have been working on. And for professional users, Spybot-S&D allows you to fix some registry inconsistencies and extended reports.


  • We have revised the Uninstaller.
  • Memory consumption during scans has been optimized.
  • The detection criteria were improved and now detect more malicious files.
  • Extended logging is now easier to understand.

Beta 5 features:

  • Start Center: New views have been added and links have been revised.
  • Refreshed the GUI: The navigation bar has been shortned.
  • The dialogs have been edited.
  • Files and Folder Scan detects even more malware (by extending the heuristic scope).
  • Files on any network resource can now be scanned (viz. UNC support).
  • The Rootkit scanner has been updated.
  • Memory consumption has been reduced.
  • Event logging has been updated.
  • The installer now prompts to uninstall a previously installed version of Spybot-S&D 2.0.
  • The uninstall procedure has been optimized.
  • Issues with Windows Security Center and Action Center integration have been fixed.
  • The "Jump to registry" mechanism has been optimized. The content of any detected item in your registry can now be easily checked.
  • Grouping has been added to SDUpdate.
  • Support for blind users has been improved.
  • Support for big fonts has been added.
  • Increased interoperability with 3rd party scanners.

Download: Spybot Search & Destroy 2.0 Beta 5 | 43.5 MB (Freeware)
View: Spybot Search & Destroy Website

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