Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2 (spyware and malware remover) Released

Submitted by scriptdaemon on January 17, 2011 - 4:53pm

logoSpybot - Search & Destroy® Portable 1.6.2 Rev 2 has been released by PortableApps.com. Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes hundreds of thousands of spyware and similar malware from PCs. It can also clean usage tracks and fix registry issues. This update fixes an issue with language switching and setting Spybot to non-English languages. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. It's freeware for personal use.

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Spybot - Search & Destroy is a registered trademark of and is made available with permission from Safer Networking Ltd

PortableApps.com Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.


ScreenshotSpybot - 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.

Learn more about Spybot - Search & Destroy...

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Spybot Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Spybot-S&D Portable is available for immediate download from the Spybot Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Typo (lowercase r should have been uppercase)

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"Download Error: File Not Found (404) on file
Outdated download link removed"

The updater still has the lowercase r for some reason.

John T. Haller's picture

Sorry bout that.

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John T. Haller's picture

As always, it's best to check Virus Total. If you do, you'll see that it's a NOD32 false positive. Please report it so they can fix their issue.

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