Only needed if you do not want to use the update function integrated into Spybot-S&D.
This file is what you need if you want to manually update Spybot Search and Destroy.
Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer.
Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system.
If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware.
Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging.
It can clean programs and the web usage tracks from your PC.
For advanced users, it allows you to fix Registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious program installations.
The handy online-update feature ensures that Spybot always has the most current and complete listings of adware, dialers, and other uninvited system residents.
Spy Bot produces a detailed and easy to understand report before it deletes any files and allows you to deselect any item that you do not want to be processed.
In addition, a recovery feature allows you to restore your settings if needed.