Spybot Search and Destroy is free?

but, after it finds spyware, it costs $19.95 to clean. Am I missing something? Should I use another "cleaner"? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Not sure where you are getting it from, but I have heard there were copy cats out there doing this sort of thing, spybot search and destroy is free.. check my links below.

    Here are all the tools I use to keep my computer clean. All free.

    Anti Virus

    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-... - AVG Anti Virus

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/... - Trend Micro free online virus and spyware scan

    Protection from BHO (browser helper objects) spyware, malware

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb... - Spywareblaster

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareg... - Spywareguard

    Scanning for spyware and removing

    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-awar... - Ad-Aware SE Personal

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.... Spybot search and destroy

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security... - Windows Defender Spyware protection for free

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    There are so many out there. Yeah, AVG Free worked great, (for a year) but it is a trail thing I guess and it won't allow me to uninstall AVG. So for a FREE download it does work on anti virus and such. But now I get pop-ups saying "Installation error" like 5 times everytime I turn my computer on. I tried Spybot, the same AVG message wont go away. Web root, doesn't work either. I bought $84 McAfee 5-in-1, the AVG still pops up. So beware of FREE anti virus downloads. Apparently even purchased anti virus/spyware won't get rid of AVG FREE. Additional note: I read "Classic" responce about SUPERantispyware and am down loading it now to see if it can help me out. I will let you know. 36 minutes and counting..... Problem still there! Reboot effort made no changes. I would NOT use SUPERantispyware!

  • Fred C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That is definitely not Spybot Search and Destroy. You have been misled by a copycat. It sounds like you have something like Spywarebot or Spyware Doctor. Remove it and get the original here.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index....

    or here.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&_Destroy_...

    They appreciate donations, but do not demand them.

  • csanon
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    A common technique for scams and spyware is to masquerade as legitimate anti-spyware software.

    For example, spybot is popular because it is so effective at removing spyware. Hence, you have scams that involve clones, fakes, etc. of spybot. If it asks you for money, it's a fake.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    That is the spybot site.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't know what you got, but Spybot Search & Destroy is free.

    Go here and get the right download. You might want to uninstall whatever you have and get the right version.

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

    After you get the right version and get it installed, then immunize your computer against all known threats that SpyBot has, and that's currently over 11,000. I've used SpyBot for 3 years and wouldn't be without it on my computer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Spybot is a really good cleaner. Although i dont know where you have to pay 19.95! Try downloading it again! Uninstall the old one and reinstall the one you recently downloaded. Make sure you downlod the free one! They ask you to donate but the heck with that!

    Try this link...

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index....

  • 1 decade ago

    I am not sure how you got a message that it cost anything. Spybot is free and will clean up your computer at no cost.

    Download, update and run Spybot---http://www.safer-networking.org/ . Don't forget to use the Immunize feature.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Spybot Search & Destroy is FREE

    You have downloaded a crap version from some stupid website. If

    Download from here

    http://safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try some more links. I can give a few links that offer free virus and spyware removers...!You may be having a virus or spyware installed on your PC. Norton, AVG , Avast are free antivirus software. Ad-aware, Ewido are free spyware removers. You can download free softwares at

    http://fixit.in/antivirus.html and http://fixit.in/spywareremover.html

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have Spybot Search & Destroy and it costs nothing...

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