There were, there are and there will be, more and more. We refer to those small (or not so small) applications that are installed on our computer and begin to act by collecting information and transmitting it to an external entity, in the case of spyware, or displaying commercials for profit, in the case of adware . .
There are a few programs that deal with detecting and removing these applications. Spybot Search and Destroy has been around for a long time, we have used it for a few years now, when our computers had the first versions of Windows installed.
We have also talked about this program on occasion, and now we do it again after having to download and use it on a friend’s infected computer. Today an update of it has come out, including the database in order to update new infections.
Protects and removes spyware and adware
Spybot Search and Destroy is an application that deals with detecting and eliminating all types of spyware and adware, protecting the operating system against a large number of malware, keyloggers and other malicious programs. It is possible to perform a computer scan on demand, as well as program the tool to perform protection in real time. It allows to be configured in order to immunize the web browser.
What does it offer?
Among the different features that adorn Spybot Search and Destroy we can mention the following: it performs anti-spyware and anti-virus functions, it implements real-time protection, it immunizes the system avoiding possible attacks, it is capable of detecting rootkit -type viruses , the recovery process is fully protected, repairs the System Registry , and a few more options.
how it works
You can perform complete scans of the computer, in which a lot of time is invested, or of individual files or folders. In addition to functions aimed at protection and removal of all types of malware, the program offers a number of options, for advanced users, that allow manual inspection of various parts, such as the start area, browser plug-ins, or host entries, among other settings.
But there is still more, it also offers a rootkit scanner , or system status reports. The free version of the program presents a large number of functionalities, but those who need more, have paid packages. It works on the latest versions of Windows.
Those responsible for this application tell us the following about it:
« Our approved Spybot – Search & Destroy protects your computer against malware. Spybot Anti-Beacon helps prevent your data from being sent to third parties. The new Spybot Identity Monitor helps you realize and take action when your personal information held by third parties has been compromised. If you are not looking for a single system, you can find your individual solution among the Family Packs or the Small Business Pack that bundle all the security and privacy apps you need .”
To get the application you have to access Spybot Search and Destroy . The free version acts as anti-malware and anti-spyware.