Search And Destroy Malware And Spyware


Spybot Search & DestroyWhatever security or antivirus software you use, it's often useful to have additional tools at your disposal. And it's been a couple of years since I last wrote about one of the best-known additional tools so it's high time I covered it again.

Spybot Search & Destroy checks your PC for spyware and adware. It can also remove the malware too. It's a 44 MB download from and the file itself is clean according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.

Once the software is installed, you'll need to ensure that you click the Update button so that you have the latest set of malware definition signatures. These are updated every week.


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Wow, this is a blast from the past. Way back in the early XP years, Spybot S & D was pretty much the ubiquitous (and only) anti-malware. Not sure if the updated version is on par with the likes of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware though.

Careful with Fosshub software downloads... they have had some nasty trojanware as of lately... Classic Shell and Audacity were hacked causing a no boot mbr overwrite... both fixed now... use Total Virus to check before running (but even Total Virus did not catch those two last week)...

It was actually two user accounts that were hacked and then used to upload the infected files, not Fosshub directly. Also, anyone installing one of the infected files was required to click through an invalid certificate warning from Windows. Not the best thing to do no matter what. MC - Site Manager.