Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40
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Spybot - Search & Destroy Editor's Review
Keep your PC running in tip-top shape with this must have Windows utility.
It used to be that viruses were simple. You surfed somewhere questionable or got an e-mail from someone you didn't know, opened it up, and...POOF! You got infected with something. Now-a-days, it’s a lot more complicated than that.
In today's computing world, not only do you have viruses, worms and bots to be wary of, you've got spyware that constantly reports what you do, where you do it, how long you do it, and whom you do it with, too. Not only is it an invasion of your privacy, but the tracking cookies and Trojans often collect sensitive, private information, like financial data, that is no one's business but your own. These illegal programs also bog down your computer's performance, in some cases, making it nearly unusable.
Spybot Search & Destroy detects and removes these unwanted files and modules from your computer. It cleans program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful on shared computers. Removed modules can be immediately "shredded" or completely removed from your PC. If will also fix or remove effected or unwanted registry keys.
The latest version offers a number of quality improvements, including a statistics icon, enhanced registry functionality, and a display that shows terminated services after cleaning all services. This makes it easier to see what was bogging down your PC's performance.
Automatically updating, Spybot is always current, and always vigilant. With it, you'll always have the best tool to remove adware, dialers, and other uninvited system residents. If you do a lot of web surfing, you're going to want to make certain you have it on your PC.
Pros: Auto updating, terminated services display, enhanced registry cleaning
Conclusion: With the ability to keep itself current, Spybot Search & Destroy is on the short list of must have PC utilities for heavy web surfers.
Spybot - Search & Destroy Publisher's Description
Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer with other users. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete eliminationRead more
What's New in Version 2.4.40 of Spybot - Search & Destroy
- For antivirus updates the proxy settings were ignored (only Spybot +AV editions)
- We rephrased the message that is printed when no new updates are available to be more user-friendly
- For users of the Polish translation of Spybot, updating was broken
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