SpyBot Review

Spybot - Search & Destroy is a spyware and adware removal program designed by a German software engineer called Patrick Michael Kolla and has been around for some time, supporting Windows as far back 95. Spybot is predominantly marketed as freeware but it’s possible for users to upgrade to a more feature-full version of the software which includes a fully functional Antivirus.



Windows Compatible
Apple Mac Compatible
Android Compatible

Reliability and Security

Spybot + antivirus hasn’t got the best online record for security tests and performance. The scans are very quick… but maybe too quick? We tested the software on a riddled PC and only 73/100 malicious files were caught and removed. Unless you’re very witty on a computer and feel you know exactly where not to go then Spybot might not supply good enough protection for you.

Removes Malware
Removes Malware

Detects and removes malicous software on your computer like viruses, adware or spyware.

Web Protection
Web Protection

Detect which websites are safe and can be trusted. Block malware websites and downloads.

Removes Adware
Removes Adware

Adware is malicous software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups.


Support and Customer Service

The Spybot website is very basic and looks like it needs a serious revamp. However, they do still include a knowledge base section, again very basic but does cover most aspects of their software. There’s no livechat or phone numbers, they rely on a contact form and support requests, so don’t expect to get immediate support.




  • Removes Malware
  • Web Protection
  • Removes Adware
  • Windows Compatible
  • Apple Mac Compatible
  • Android Compatible

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