SpyBot-Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Zyrtec, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. Zyrtec

    Zyrtec Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    It looks like the creators of Spybot Search & Destroy just released a portable version of this application.

    ---http://majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&_Destroy_Portable_d6734.html---

    I know that many people have since dumped Spybot in lieu of MBAM and SAS but since this one is portable it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot for the malware cleaning apps that can be run from a USB thumb drive.


    Best regards,


    Carlos
     
  2. JRViejo

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    This looks interesting, but I had a bad experience with SpyBot once. I inadvertently fired-up 'Teatimer' during a routine update & even uninstalling SpyBot from your computer can apparently leave Teatimer behind acting like HAL 9000 in the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey! :eek:

    A flashdrive sounds like the best place for it. ;)

    Also, I honestly think that SpyBot is getting a bit long in the tooth. It missed a trojan I once contracted about three years ago that SUPERAntiSpyware caught.
     
  4. Zyrtec

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    Hi JRViejo,

    Thanks so much for pointing out this information. I didn't know about it.
    I came across with SB S&D portable this morning while browsing the MajorGeeks web-site which by the way, I visit every day just to get the latest versions of some software utilities I use on my computers and laptops at home.

    Oh, before I forget JR, that web-site you posted [PortableApps.com] is an excellent apps resource when you want to download, install and run apps from a USB thumb drive. I've got myself a thumb drive which I have loaded with a bunch of portable stuff like: OpenOffice portable, Foxit Reader portable, Mozilla Firefox portable, CCleaner portable, RevoUnistaller portable, etc., among others.


    Kind regards,


    Carlos
     
  5. CiX

    CiX Registered Member

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    Thanks for posting :D
     
  6. carat

    carat Guest

    Thank you for Spybot Portable :thumb:
     
  7. atomomega

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    Can't download it right now, so can't see for myself. Is there a way to exclusively run "Immunization"?
     
  8. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    What can Spybot Portable do that other malware detectors cannot?
     
  9. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

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    Just another app to help clean an infected machine I guess.
     
  10. CiX

    CiX Registered Member

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    and Browser Immunization
     
  11. carat

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    It's portable now :D
     
  12. markedmanner

    markedmanner Registered Member

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    Its Cool Spybot is portable now but I have long since ditched it.... As Far as portable scanners. Id rather use SuperAntispyware and then Hitman Pro. As far as portable scanners I think those 2 pretty much have me covered.
     
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