It even has an icon to donate money to the designers.
Checking a box for Advanced User Mode reveals almost a dozen more icons, though not all of them are functional in the free edition.
The paid versions contain an anti-virus component that uses the Bit Defender engine. Spybot-S&D was not originally intended to replace anti-virus programs (prior to v.
In addition to spyware and adware detection and disinfection, Spybot-S&D can repair the registry, winsock LSPs, Active X objects, browser hijackers and BHOs, PUPs, HTTP cookies, trackerware, heavy duty, homepage hijackers, keyloggers, LSP, tracks, trojans, spybots, revision, and other kinds of malware. Spybot-S&D has an Immunize function to block the installation of spyware before it occurs e.g. 2.1 The Tea Timer module is currently removed for a reason not made clear.
It's now billed as a full antivirus 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.
The reason behind this problem is "Vista Transformation Pack" (VTP).It cleans program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful on shared computers.Removed modules can be immediately "shredded" or completely removed from your PC.This makes it easier to see what was bogging down your PC's performance.Automatically updating, Spybot is always current, and always vigilant.