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Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.0.12.0

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 

Cons: None. 

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.

What's New in Version 2.0.12.0 of Spybot - Search & Destroy

- New modern user interface
- User friendly 'Start Center' makes it easier to identify and start tasks
- New Protected Repair Environment allows to run all Spybot - Search & Destroy tools in a separate and secure desktop
- Additional assistance dialogs for beginners
- Easier to select the browser you want to immunize
- Automatic update process. No more manual weekly updates!
- Faster scanning speed. The final version will be even faster
- 10-ary threat severity scale
- Much improved program startup speed
- Optional heuristic scans
- Advanced self protection against manipulation by malware
- Functionality of RunAlyzer and RootAlyzer is now integrated into Spybot-S&D
- Advanced protection against false positives (thanks to whitelists)
- Integrated rescue CD creator
- Signature editor included. Create your own detection rules with OpenSBI
- Spybot-S&D can now even scan your iPhone profile for spyware
- Windows Security Center integration
 

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