SpyBot is certainly NOT the best. Consider these free anti-spyware:
1.Spyware Terminator - real time protection, daily updates, embedded anti-virus, no ads / pop-ups
The only hitch is that you will have to keep the HIPS feature turned off (but real protection), unless you want something like 20 alerts per minute. Also, make sure that you download ONLY ST (3 MB) from their site, and NOT ST + Web Security Guard (8 MB).
2.AVG anti-spyware: Daily updates, large database, deep scanning
3.AdAware SE: No more the best, but still better than SpyBot
4.A-Squared: Daily updates, large database, deep scanning, simple and effective
I am not saying that SpyBot is bad, but it's certainly not keeping up with the pace of others.
· 1 decade ago