is spybot search&destroy a safe program to use?

is it? im wondering if i should use it or not,


8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes it is.

    Spybot-Search & Destroy (Spybot-S&D) is a popular malware,

    spyware and adware removal program, which is free.

    Spybot includes an "Immunize" feature to block the

    installation of spyware before it occurs.

    Spybot TeaTimer module can be optionally enabled,

    providing a level of active, real-time protection

    from undesirable registry changes. Spywares and virus cannot

    install itself behind your back.

  • 5 years ago

    I recommend to just let it stay on your computer because so far it's not doing any harm into your computer. By the way, did you try using your Windows Defender for spyware scanning? Because it's already included on your Windows Vista pack and it's a great software that can remove and detect Spyware and other Viruses. Hope this helps. =)

  • Mike O
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It's safe. I quit using it for only 1 reason. It stores all the websites that it considers bad (there are thousands) in your Registry. To me, it was Get Thee Out, Cursed Slime, but others might have no objection.

    There aren't very many other free options that protect you in real-time. Most just allow you to run occasional full-scans.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is great! The interface has vastly improved over the years, and the updates are well up to date. I have had no bug issues with the program on XP, SP2 & SP3.

    Source(s): Spybot S&D user for 7 years.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Agreed, its 100% safe. AdAware is another good program too that can help you remove unwanted files that plug up your system.

    Source(s): Personal Experience for the previous 7 years of using the program
  • Spock
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You bet -- not to worry.

    It is a well known program and used by millions.

    Relax and enjoy -- it's a very good program to use.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it's safe. it's one of the best free antispyware programs.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is amazing.

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