Spybot Search and Destroy

In the quickly moving world we live in now, sometimes we may be in such a rush to get the information we need that we might click a questionable link. That questionable link may install nearly invisible software on your computer which could lead to stolen information or performance issues with your computer. Finding these programs can be very difficult as they are designed to be hidden. Even if you do manage to find the program removing it can be a difficult process in itself. Luckily there are a lot of software options out there to hunt down these malicious programs and remove them safely from your computer. Spybot Search and Destroy is one of these programs.

Image of a computer personified as if it were sick.

Make sure your computer doesn’t end up like this!

The tool itself is very comprehensive looking for Spyware, Malware and other questionable software. Once it finds these questionable programs it will provide you with possible solutions for removing them and then take those actions for you. You may be thinking that’s great and all but how much will it cost me? Spybot is what is called donationware; meaning it is free to use, but the developers do have an option to donate money to them if you feel their product and support felt rewarding. The program is very easy to use and install. You can find downloading options on their website.

Once you have installed the program you can run computer scans as often as you would like. Running a full scan with Spybot and your antivirus program once a week is a good way to keep up. The program will also prompt you to update it periodically when there are new programs to scan for. It a fairly low maintenance program that guides you through using it. Using this program in conjunction with your antivirus program of choice will help keep your computer running smoothly and prevent unwanted security breaches.

Image of a cybernetic shield defending a computer

If only you could get a literal shield to protect your computer.

If you enjoy the services they offer you can donate to them to help support their continued support. They also offer a paid all in one program that includes an antivirus program if you don’t already have one. 

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Charles Potter

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