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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome protection"

    August 10, 2010  |   By James D. Bartlett

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    It is easy to use, and it works!

    Cons

    It takes too long to run a scan

    Summary

    With all the garbage on the Internet that is attached to our favorite website we visit the most, there is no telling when, where you are going to pickup something harmful to your computer. At least with this as part of you defense plan, you have a better chance of computer going longer between those costly down times and repairs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product!"

    August 10, 2010  |   By lilmrsmisty32010

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    It is just all around great.

    Cons

    It is slow, but very much worth the wait.

    Summary

    Here's a story about something that happened to me. One day I ended up getting a virus on my computer. I have virus protection software, however, this particular virus interfered with it so I couldn't use it. I started my computer up in safe mode and my virus protection software still would not work. I opened spybot search and destroy and ran a scan. When it finished and I removed the infections I restarted my computer. It had gotten rid of every trace of the virus. This is a great product to have!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Editors are Offbase"

    August 10, 2010  |   By platinomanic

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    This product worked when all others I have on my computer....FAILED.

    Cons

    The good far outweighs the bad......

    Summary

    I had Spybot on my laptop for 10 years...then took it off when I had a conflict with my new VPN. A week ago...my laptop went crazy. 100% CPU all the time, sluggish, sproratic performance and super slow. I ran all my programs thinking it was a bug. AVG...Adaware...Malware Bytes and Registry Repair. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. So then, In utter frustration, I decided to reinstall good ole Spybot. Up popped the following which all the others missed: (Follow along closely) 1 Castle Media BROWSER...10 PUPSC Fast Browser Toolbar....1 Malware Fraud AV Security Suite...1 Malware Fraud.Sysguard...and 2 Trojan C-O2 Vitumonde.prx. After cleaning all these that it found, my computer took off!! 20-40% CPU and fast and slick as it was before. So when the editors say they cannot recommend it....I say, it outperformed all the others they offer on this site by a country mile and solved my problem immediately. 'nuff said....

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  • 4.0 stars

    "keep my computer save"

    August 5, 2010  |   By neelskoekemoer

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    keeps me save from spying programs

    Cons

    slows my computer down a bit.

    Summary



    Updated on Nov 21, 2011

    Gr8 to use very useful!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does the job, Found my problems, & removed them !!"

    August 3, 2010  |   By OmarBrads

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    When McCaffee didn't get it done, SBSD did it.

    Cons

    As time goes on by, we'l see how it goes, then i'l have a better
    idea of what works & what doesn't----Thanks, OCB

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It does what it says it will do."

    August 3, 2010  |   By pop61243

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    It has bailed my butt out many times.

    Cons

    Slow! But given the end result, it's well worth waiting.

    Summary

    Has my support 100%!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It seems to work, is 99% accurate, the 1% is a pain"

    August 1, 2010  |   By DeadwoodPete

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    Asks very little.

    Cons

    It seems to miss some things over and over.

    Summary

    I like this product. I like that it is free. I like the effortlessness required to use it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Get your computer back to normalcy."

    August 1, 2010  |   By TroubleShooterUS

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    This programs goes after Root kits, Key stroke loggers, browser redirects and many more

    Cons

    What can I say, it takes awhile to scan.

    Summary

    On top of a good free virus program (MSE or AVG) this program does the rest. It has saved the day on more than one occasion. Check it out. Make sure you have the 'real' Spybot-Search and Destroy by staying here at cnet. Many websites pretend to be this program and most times it makes things worse.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "another layer of defense against spyware"

    July 29, 2010  |   By wally6151

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    Finds more problem files and programs than typical anti-virus programs do. Adds an Immunize function to prevent browser attacks.

    Cons

    not a full featured security product. mostly for spy-ware, ad-ware, and scare-ware.
    will not install or function without network (internet) connection

    Summary

    I like this product. you also need anti-virus software, and probably need Malwarebytes to round up malware protection.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Really speeded up my computer"

    July 28, 2010  |   By rharding2007

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2

    Pros

    I didn't realize how my computer was being affected by these viruses. I spend a lot of money on other products that didn't do what this one does.

    Cons

    I didn't realize that I have to run it every week. Other than that it is great!!!

    Summary

    I already use a virus checker but this program is a necessity also!!!

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