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Spybot S&D

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Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer, too.

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http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html

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http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/

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No can do

spaztastic, I am sorry to inform you that Spybot S&D doesn't have the required to the portabilized. As you can see in the Unofficial PortableApps.com FAQ, section "Can you make [name] Portable?" the app needs to be OpenSource for being able to be portabilized by this site. The app is unfortunately freeware. Meanwhile it isn't possible to do it. Please consider OSS alternatives like ClamWin (portabilized by this site) or go to portablefreeware.com where you may be luckier finding this app.

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In addition

to what stmb said, you should use the search box in the upper right corner before you post. Spybot has been requested before and I found a link that might help you: This one is rather old but I think it still applies.

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Thank you for the response.

Thank you for the response. I know that PortableApps.com cannot make it into an official PortableApp but perhaps someone else can. I know that there are other developers who wander the forums and have made other portable software out of programs that aren't Open Source and Freeware. InfraRecorder, for example.

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InfraRecorder is open

InfraRecorder is open source. Even if one of the developers were to make it portable, they couldn't post a link here until the legal issues for this site to support freeware are worked out.

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Ah, makes sense. I tried

Ah, makes sense. I tried making Spybot S&D portable using the steps provided in that old post but it didn't work, probably because the file structure of Spybot has changed since then. Some of the files they said could be removed are either no longer used or are integrated into the .exe so they can't be removed. When I removed the rest of the files as mentioned, I received error messages when attempting to update the definitions files.

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I had the same issue when I

I had the same issue when I tried that method. Once the legal issues are ironed out, I'm sure this app will be at the top of the list.

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That'd be nice because as

That'd be nice because as far as I can tell, the only anti-spyware apps that are originally portable are Ewido Microscanner, Prevx CSI. Prevx CSI is just a scanner tho, it doesn't fix the problems. Ewido Microscanner is a very good tool, and I recommend it to anyone who like using portable security software.

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portable scanners

spybot 1.5 has a built in thing to where you can "Create Portable.ini in main folder to use app folder as data folder as well". I think you can still delete the stuff that the other topic. i don't think that error matters but if it bothers you don't delete blindman.exe or whatver. Also for a portable spyware scanners you can use a-squared Command Line Scanner. Just make yourself a batch file to run it. RogueRemover is portable for removing all the fake antivirus/spyware programs. Norman Malware Scanner is a portable exe but i think it may be more for viruses. For portable antivirus there is a lot of good command line scanners out there that i use.

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I've read about the

I've read about the 'portable.ini' thing in Spybot. But I thought it had to have some pretty specific content to make it work. I've been unable to find documentation to correctly setup that file. Do you know what all the settings are supposed to be?

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Portable.ini

[Paths]
LogFilesPortable=1

There was some discussion about whither or not it should be Portable.ini or Portable.txt so I have both.

It seems that this set up is not completely portable in that it does leave stuff behind, but it does work.

Tim

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Right, I remember that

Right, I remember that setting. But they were supposed to add more for the other profile stuff. And I think they did, but I haven't found it documented anywhere.

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Latest I foung was ..

See
http://forums.spybot.info/archive/index.php/t-16885.html

That looks like the latest stuff I had read, though it's old.
I don't know if anything else had occurred since. You might want to check with the SpyBot folks.

Tim

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yes

But since this is not open source, I'm sorry but can't share the portabilized app... but you can see on Internet (Google is your friend Wink ) many forum which talk about how to portabilize SpyBot....

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The problem is there are

The problem is there are companies creating 'legal' spyware. I don't think these kind of spyware are caught by 'spyware' scanners who go for the self installing stuff.

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