What is Spybot - Search & Destroy
Benefits of Spybot - Search & Destroy
- Removes spyware from computer
- Frequent Updates
- Scheduler that allows for regular scans
- Tools for deleting viruses and malware in memory that can't be deleted using the delete button(Secure Shredder).
Concerns for Parents
- Although not intended for this purpose, it can be used to disable internet filters.
In 2003, PCMag editors gave this product a "very good" rating (4 out of 5).They liked that the SpySweeper feature warned you that removing adware could disable ad-supported software. They also noted taht the program detected all spyware on the test systems, however the program didn't detect keyloggers and missed a trojan.
In 2008, CNET editors gave this product 3 out of 5 stars.