spyware detection and removal
Spybot - Search & Destroy® detects and removes tens of thousands of spyware and similar malware from PCs. It can also clean usage tracks and fix registry issues. Spybot is freeware for personal use. Many cleaning and immunization features require admin rights, which will be requested on launch.
Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable works best with the PortableApps.com Platform
Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging.
To see a list of threats Spybot-S&D can remove, in the navigation bar at the left click on Support --> Threats. For an introduction to Spybot-S&D, please read the tutorial. If you fear incompatibility with other software you are now using, although we can assure you that there is no danger you can review our compatibility overview which lists some software whose compatibility has been analyzed.
Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don't want them to see what you have been working on. And for professional users, Spybot-S&D allows you to fix some registry inconsistencies and extended reports.
Please note that you will see a message about antivirus definitions not being installed on the local PC. The antivirus component is not available portably.
For help getting this app up and running, visit:
- Publisher: Safer Networking Ltd. & PortableApps.com (Kenny Williams)
- Date updated: 2014-07-16
- System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
- License: Freeware (Personal use only)
- Source Code: PortableApps.com Launcher
- MD5 Hash: e2857105b78bb4ed4bacfeef865c4b27
Spybot - Search & Destroy is a registered trademark of and is made available with permission from Safer Networking Ltd