Popular Anti-Spyware program Spybot – Search & Destroy 2.0 Beta has been released and available for download for testing since a month, User interface changed a lot (when compared to existent Stable Spybot 1.62) offers faster performance with complete automated updates and its Start Center shows overview of important parts.
Users using SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes may get a shock leaving Spybot behind with its old interface up-to current stable version and now with its modern interface with effective Spyware detection and removal ability may attract some users to test Spybot 2 Beta.
Spybot – Search & Destroy 2.0 – Start Center
Spybot 2 Setup size is large with 69 MB (when compared to Malwarebytes) and takes 160 MB disk space for full installation (all the components required will be installed). You need to restart your Computer after installation. If you’re using freshly installed Windows yet not connected to the internet you can check to select “Create System Checklist” during setup which speeds up scanning process.
Spybot Start Center hides all new features it has to offer by default with “Experience User Mode”, once Experience User Mode is selected you can see all advanced tools and features on the “Start Center” to protect your system.
Program’s on-demand Scanner scans system for active malware by clicking “Scan the System” button shows if any threats detected which you can remove later. This scan does take time depends on the files it needs to scan. “Immunize the System” feature takes necessary measures from spyware being installed on your PC.
Spybot 2 with Experience Mode selection allows to Repair system, detect rootkits, create a bootable CD to scan and repair infected system . Spybot 2 Beta looks promising with Antivirus and Antispyware protection, yep! Spybot offers Antivirus protection you can only test it by removing any antivirus solution installed in your Computer to avoid conflicts.
Spybot – Search & Destroy 2 is still in Beta and has some bugs may not suitable to run on a working system yet promising to check on a test system.