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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 1 decade ago

Will a free download of Spybot protect my laptop?

My laptop is acting up and I want to download Spybot Search and Destroy. Will it protect it? And is it really free?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I used to ue spybot S&D on my old computer and soon after my pc was in the dumpster because of viruses lol, I personally used to think it was a rogue antispyware...After a few scans with it you will realize it will display identical threats to your computer that probably don't even exist on your computer (and you start to feel it manufactures these itself to make you keep the program). I recommend using "SPYWARE TERMINATOR" as antispyware AND "AVAST! ANTIVIRUS" BOTH FREE of course and my laptop is cleaner than an otters pocket

    Also don't DL Adaware or AVG they are both useless and my opinion is strong on this!

    Take my advice :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, I used Spybot Search and Destroy application to prevent malwares from invading my computing experience. It is for free but if you find the product helpful, you can also give a donation for their organization.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Spybot will not protect your computer by itself. You will need an Anti-Virus to go along with it.

    A good firewall is optional.

    Sybot is totally free but they do accept donations to help them out.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes and yes, it will protect your lap very well and it's free, but you'll need a good antivirus, a firewall, and some more antimalware programs, too. If you scan and clean up your hard disk and register often and have proper security, infection possibilities are considerably reduced.

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  • Tom E
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yes it will. Its better then no protection at all. Yahoo has a free spyware protector with its tool bar. Its good also. You can use both.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It will protect you slightly

    For good PC security you should have

    1 anti-virus programme

    and at least 2 or more antispyware programmes

    I use

    Avast (anti-virus)

    http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware...

    Spybot

    http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy...

    Malwarebyte

    http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware...

    Adaware

    http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Anniversary-Edit...

    All are free

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    it is free and it will detect spyware pretty well. you also need an anti-virus program. keep them both up to date and scan often is your best protection. i hope you have a firewall, too

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