Written on: 31/01/2012 by duncanlucas (1 review written)
some months ago I was attacked by a violent hacker I had a mcafee "protection" program and SPYBOT the hacker tore through mcaffe who stuck up a silly message saying you are being attacked big deal it brought down my othe computer but he coudnt get by spybot!! theballoon vibrated many times but spybot stood fast! he used sisisandra program to hack me with/ I was so impressed I sent a donation to the Ireland office and cancelled my mcafee contract today I downloaded the DRIVER max 6 program I... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2010 by ReeceBlack (12 reviews written)
Spybot isn't pretty, but it does the job, and is absolutely essential as a preventative measure against all kinds of spyware, browser hijacks and other nasties. When I install Windows on a new machine, the first things on the checklist are.. 1. Install AVG, 2. Install Spybot
For advanced users, there are plenty of extra tools which give deeper control over your protection, and it's fairly unintrusive, unlike some of the alternatives, which tend to hog system resources.
Written on: 29/12/2009 by puniksem (13 reviews written)
SpyBot S&D has in my mind been one of the more reliable FREE anti spy-ware utilities. It has over the years that I have used it, come a long way to finding and successfully removing most internet born threats. However I have also tested many other scanner/removers and found that SpyBot S&D has not always found or removed some infections. But hey we cannot expect just one scanner to remove all threats. I haven't found one yet! SPYBOT S&D does however rate highly in my recommendations, as long... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009 by localpunter (5 reviews written)
I have used Spybot on every PC I have owned and have installed it on my friends and family PC's to help protect them. For a free program it does better than most paid programs I have used over the years and I have used a few. There's not not much else to say really apart if you don't have this program on your PC, WHY?
Written on: 21/01/2009 by Xanatose (21 reviews written)
Spybot protects from vulnerable and most common spyware and malwares. I'm still using it and fully satisfied with its performance and results. Better than the paid alternatives. Easy installation. Good use of system resources. Frequent updates via its interface. Registry back up of installation. Detects and deletes most common threats. Free to use and doesn't charge for anything. Some vulnerable threats are not deleted and it requires boot time scan. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009 by CornyO (26 reviews written)
Without realising, I recently accidently let a Trojan into my PC, which attacked various files. I'm not sure of the name, but it disabled any security updates for McAfee Internet Security, Windows Update (Vista) and Defender, System and Program updates etc. It also disabled various Helpdesk websites such as Dell's Virtual Technician, McAfee Technical Support and Customer Care and various other sites. Initially I thought the McAfee website and update web pages were too busy or unavailable for... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2008
My browser was hijacked so I couldn't get to a lot of websites, but I got to AdAware and ParetoLogic AntiVirus Plus, Webroot Spysweeper, and Spybot. Although I could download these programs, They wouldn't all install because of all the trojans on my computer. But I was able to install and run AdAware, Antivirus Plus and then Spybot (in that order)and it solved a lot problems. I was surprised because my $30. ParetoLogic AntiVirus Plus program missed a lot of junk that Spybot found, so it was... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008 by V8Mondo (1 review written)
This FREE download and FREELY updated software is the ONE application That seeks out and destroys malware on my PC's reliably and efficiently. It is an excellent program with an easy to use interface, as well as a more advanced level of tools, if you understand systems on a deeper level and know what the tools are used for...
Overall an excellent program with great support and FREE updates. You are asked to donate something if you are happy with the product...and I have! If only there were... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008 by Gaynor
Spybot S&D has been very helpful to me over the years, I first found it out when one of the first version's was released so I have it a go and found it to be magnificent. I have to be honest it isnt the only spyware piece of software that I have used but I have found myslef coming back to it time and time again. Simply because of the ease of use this Spybot search and destroy has to offer, it easily detects spyware and gives you quick and simple instructions and options. One of the other... (read more)
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