A closer look at Spybot – Search & Destroy 1.6.2
Spybot – Search & Destroy can detect and remove adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder for complete elimination. It also allows you to fix Registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious program installations.
The Welcome screen:
The result of the Search & Destroy option (upon which you can choose to fix the problems):
If you removed an application by mistake, you can recover it – if not, purge it:
Initial checking within your browsers may show that you are unprotected against spyware:
Immunize your browsers by applying passive protection:
Use the Advanced mode only if you are no novice with tools of this sort – it offers a lot of choices that can harm your system if you don’t know what you are doing:
Spybot – Search & Destroy is rather slow and sometimes it freezes up. It also makes errors in spyware detection. The Immunize function can be handy, but all things considered, it is better to use another application as a primary anti-spyware tool.