Spybot Search and Destroy searches your hard drive for so-called spy- or adbots; that is, little modules that are responsible for the ads many programs display. Many of these modules also transmit information, including your surfing behavior on the Internet. If it finds such modules, it can remove them. In most cases the host still runs fine after removing the spyware/adware.

Another feature is the removal of usage tracks, which makes it more complicated for unknown spybots to transmit useful data. The list of last visited websites, opened files, started programs, cookies, all that and more can be cleaned. Supported are the three major browsers Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, and Opera.

Changes in Current Version:
Removed old button panel
"Wait for programs": added hint/tooltip for long filenames
"Wait for programs": oriented vertically for long filenames
Creation of system restore point during internals fix
Creation of system restore point during spyware fix
Fixed advanced mode icon problem
System Startup info like new problem info
Skins section revised
InfoPanel symbols
Results & recovery toolbars moved to the top.....

Download: Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3 Beta 4

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