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Spybot Search and Destroy Now Available as a Portable App (

Is Spybot Search & Destroy an integral part of your anti-malware arsenal? Up until now you have always needed to install it locally on a machine to use it, but no longer. The good folks at have made a portable version available for download and use.

Note 1: Keep in mind that at this time portable Spybot Search & Destroy is in a Development Test Release phase.

Note 2: The app is a 20 MB download and 53 MB when extracted.

Want to know more about Spybot Search & Destroy? See our article covering it here:

Exterminate Malware Efficiently with Spybot Search & Destroy

Download Spybot – Search & Destroy Portable ( [via BetaNews]

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  • Published 01/10/11

Comments (8)

  1. Hatryst

    Another must-have item in your USB flash disk…

  2. Anonymous Me

    8-O How did you know I was looking at portable spyware cleaners?! HTG, have you been spying on me?!

  3. Mike

    One thing to note, this is not a development test release anymore, this is a final release app. It was released as a final release app on the 3rd of this month.

    Also, that story on BetaNews is about a month old.

    Just thought you would like to know. :)

  4. RiiBz xX

    Awesome, totally a must-have! HTG=Best Guy In the Universe

  5. Yoshiyah

    Why use this? Most Anti-Virus solutions like MSE, Avira, Eset Nod32, etc include Ad-ware/Spyware protection. No need to install this anymore. The only thing I would recommend using would be Malwarebytes, as it is an effective solution with any Anti-Malware package.

  6. PcGuy

    I tend to agree with Yoshiyah. I gave up on Spybot years ago when it was a pig on system resources and brought older systems to their knees when it ran. I use a couple of antivirus applications as well as Malwarebytes free version.

  7. Xps

    I gave up on Spybot about 3 years ago because I found it did a poor job removing threats. Some tasks the end-user has to do manually. Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware as on-demand scanners along with your real-time protection “anti-virus” do a pretty good job. Since it has been 3 years and now there’s a portable version, maybe I’ll give it a chance. I don’t really hear about it anymore on malware removal communities.

  8. Fred

    I’m understandably cautious to use any “portable” application not issued by the developer.

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