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chachazz
Premium
join:2003-12-14
kudos:9
Reviews:
·TELUS

1 recommendation

reply to Dustyn

Re: Spybot - Search & Destroy gets a major update on Monday

'you can download ... right now if you want to get a quick look'
»[Free] Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.0 Release Candidate 3
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antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

said by chachazz:

'you can download ... right now if you want to get a quick look'
»[Free] Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.0 Release Candidate 3

I remember trying it (maybe an earlier RC/beta) once in XP Pro. SP3 VM. It was nice, but unsure how it performs for scanning and cleaning since it was a only quick look.

»www.safer-networking.org/2012/sp···r-today/ says it will be out later today.
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siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
Premium
join:2002-10-12
Montreal, QC
kudos:17
reply to chachazz

SpyBot (in it's current form) has led to the untimely demise of several clients O/S. Even in final release the URL(s) to fetch it are silently installed in a Hosts file.


DrDemento

join:2005-07-25
Brick, NJ

2 recommendations

Was going to download and install this version since in the past I had used version 1.6.2 with some success and certainly no trouble. But ran across this review in PC magazine and just decided to pass for now. »www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412372,00.asp



hurleyp

join:2000-06-20
Ottawa, ON
Reviews:
·Rogers Hi-Speed

I agree with the PC Mag review. Spybot 2.0 is a very disappointing revision, and I will uninstall it. Based on the fundamental changes to the UI and the way the product operates, I am afraid it is unsalvageable. I might re-install version 1.6.2, but since support for the old version is likely to be discontinued there might not be any point.
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"I reject your reality and substitute my own."



antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to DrDemento

said by DrDemento:

Was going to download and install this version since in the past I had used version 1.6.2 with some success and certainly no trouble. But ran across this review in PC magazine and just decided to pass for now. »www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412372,00.asp

Ouch. That bad. I wonder what other reviews will say too. So sad.
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Ant @ AQFL.net and AntFarm.ma.cx. Please do not IM/e-mail me for technical support. Use this forum or better, »community.norton.com ! Disclaimer: The views expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.


Cartel
Premium
join:2006-09-13
Chilliwack, BC
kudos:2
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
·Shaw
·TELUS

I have been using Spybot - Search & Destroy for probably 10 years now.
I have been debating whether or not to uninstall it because it really does nothing for a few years it has just been there collecting dust.

After seeing the review for 2.0 I decided to ditch it and now I notice my computer runs more snappier.



angussf
Premium
join:2002-01-11
Tucson, AZ
kudos:4
reply to antdude

FWIW I use SS&D as a way to keep my hosts file updated with sites of known malware. That is to me its primary value. YMMV



siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
Premium
join:2002-10-12
Montreal, QC
kudos:17

Mileage definitely varies as in: • »SpyBot Heads UP