An application to scan your system for malware.
Some of the features include:
Improved Scan Speed
Reported a few
weeks ago as one of the big issues users face, Spybot-S&D 1.6 integrates
parts of the future 2.0 file scanning engine to speed up the on-demand scan.
Up-to-date browser support
Both immunization and the on-demand scan are able to access a dozen different
browsers, which now include the latest revisions of the most popular ones,
Firefox and Opera.
Easier On-Access Use
Until now, our on-access part was able to block bad entries, but at the same
time, confused many novice users by asking for confirmation on changes of other
monitored system entries as well. While this is a great feature for all
experienced users who want full control over their systems, we decided that we
need to make this easier for the average user, and integrated automated
decisions based on the system entry database built through our RunAlyzer,
containing more than quarter of a million decisions.
Safer Networking also announces OpenSBI, our attempt at opening up the fight
against malware to anyone who wants to participate. OpenSBI means we've
published documentation and tools that anyone can use to create their own
malware detection patterns for use with Spybot-S&D, and share those with
other Spybot-S&D users.
- Diversity - everyone can create detection templates for any
software, without depending on a central authority to acknowledge its
- Neutrality - we cannot be bought to remove detections from our
database, but if you do not believe us, you can simply publish your own
rules against some malware.
- Continuity - OpenSBI ensures that you'll get updates as long as
someone is interested in updating the database (which does not mean we
intend to do less work in adding new detections).
- Flexibility - as a system administrator using the network edition,
you can make sure that working time is not wasted by employees playing the
latest Moorhuhn clone if you add your own detection for it. Keep in
mind that some relaxation is said to even improve work results.