Easy Installation I had no trouble installing Spybot on my twelve malware-infested test systems.
, and several others had difficulty with installation on a system that will only boot in Safe Mode. Spybot sailed through that installation just as it did the other eleven.
Clicking the icon puts you through a confusing welter of choices. If you go for the latter, you can preselect Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Windows.
Do note that it's still not at all clear what "Immunization" even means.
It looks like a lot, but in fact on two of my test systems Spybot missed all three of the installed malware samples.
At the end of each scan, a window pops up explaining what to do "if you suspect that Spybot might not have detected some issues that other scanners have detected." It offers to disable third party cookies (for whatever good that would do) or submit files for analysis.
Fully half of those were still running after Spybot's supposed cleanup.
You have to enable advanced mode and launch it separately.It's now billed as a full that promises to destroy "spyware, malware, adware and other malicious software." It does no such thing.Spybot is free for non-commercial use, though the company solicits donations.I frequently encounter problems after a scan due to over-zealous deletion of system files.F-Secure and needed tons of tech support work to restore damaged test systems.