Installing and using Spybot Search & Destroy


An excellent free anti-spyware and adware app that complements your security app

Spybot Search & Destroy The Team Spybot Developed by Ireland Safer-Networking Ltd An anti-spyware app distributed by the company that detects and removes spyware such as adware, tracking software, and keyloggers, as well as blocks malicious sites.

Previously, Canon IT Solutions sold a paid version in Japanese, but it is no longer available in version 1.4 of Spybot Search & Destroy.

System requirements

Version 2 as of

OS: Windows 7/8/10/11
Storage: 500 MB or more free space

Where to get the software

Spybot – Search & Destroy Free Edition Official Download Page

Spybot – Search & Destroy installation

The Spybot – Search & Destroy installer does not include adware or spyware, but the current version (2) bundles third-party apps.


On the download page Ad-free Download Locations から Safer-Networking Ltd. Click to download the installer.

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Start the installer and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow.

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Language selection English Then "OK".


To check the installation contents I want more control, more feedback and more responsibility. Select "Next".

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The license agreement will be displayed, so check the contents and if there is no problem I accept the agreement Check "Next".

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The privacy policy will be displayed, so check the contents and if there is no problem I accept the privacy policy  Check "Next".

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If you are not particular about the installation destination, the default setting is "Next".

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Special Offer The Screen for installing third-party appsSo select "Decline".

The characters may be garbled.

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Spybot (without anti-virus) Select "Next".

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The default start menu registration is "Next".

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Schedules Each item of Uncheck because it cannot be used in the free version.

Integration The  Inspected during autoplay when a new device is connectedAdd to context menu (right-click menu) So, if you don't need it, uncheck it.

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The installation is ready, so click "Next".


When the installation is complete, Spybot Search & Destroy will start Virus definition updates Is automatically executed, so close the update screen when the update is complete.

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When translating into Japanese Open Start Center / Check for malware signatures Uncheck "Finish".

Localizing into Japanese

Spybot Search & Destroy does not support Japanese, but it is published on the net security blog. Spybot – Search & Destroy Japanese localization file Can be translated into Japanese using.


Net security blog"Spybot – Search & Destroy" Japanese localization file released From the page Japanese localization file (latest version) Click the link to download the Zip file.

The Japanese version is 2.8, but it is also available in Spybot Search & Destroy 2.9.


Unzip the downloaded Zip file and unzip it Spybot_2.0 Japanese localization file In ja Folder Spybot - Search & Destroy In the installation folder of local After moving or copying to the folder, restart your computer.

Where to install Spybot – Search & Destroy
C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Spybot – Search & Destroy 2

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After restarting the computer, Spybot – Search & Destroy Launch Scan system Click


When the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow.


As the scan starts Stop scan Stop scanning with.


On the menu bar Associated Tasks から Settings choose.


Contributes Languages In the item of Japanese Is added, so select it and click "OK" to close it.System ScanStart Center Close Start Center Reboot.


Japaneseized and Spybot – Search & Destroy starts.


During operation HELP Select "No" when the dialog is displayed.

This dialog Scan system  Of Configuration It is in dialog Of tabs Show non-critical dialog If you select "No", the required dialog will be displayed.

How to use Spybot – Search & Destroy

The main features available in the free version of Spybot – Search & Destroy are adware, trackingware, keyloggers and other spyware detection and removal. Scan system And strengthen browser security to block access to malicious sites Immunize  (Immunization), usually resident in the task tray and running in the background.

The free version of Spybot – Search & Destroy does not have scheduling or automatic updates, so virus definition updates, immunization, and system scans must be performed manually on a regular basis. 
Since general security apps conflict with each other when used at the same time, you will be asked to uninstall or stop the conflicting apps at startup, but since the free version of Spybot – Search & Destroy does not implement live protection (real-time protection) function, It can be used even if other security apps are running in the background.

Virus definition updates

Free version of Spybot – Search & Destroy Virus definition updates Is not automatically executed, so it is necessary to update the database regularly, and when performing scan / immunization, be sure to update it before execution.


Start Center から Virus definition updates Click


Virus definition updates Because the screen opens Virus definition updates Click


When the update is complete Virus definition updates Close the screen.


Update sometimes fails, so if an error occurs, try again Virus definition updates Execute.

If you get an error with repeated updates, wait a while and try the update again and it will usually succeed.

Scan and quarantine

The free version of Spybot – Search & Destroy does not have a scheduling feature, so it is recommended that you perform system scans manually and regularly.

As a guide, system scan should be done once a month.


When the virus definition update is complete Start Center から Scan system Click


When the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow.


If temporary files are detected after the scan starts, click "Cleanup" to delete them.


Scan starts automatically progress The progress is displayed in.


The results will be displayed when the scan is complete.

It detects low-threat malware such as tracking cookies, caches, and history that browsers get when you browse websites, as well as high-threat malware such as adware, keyloggers, and Trojan horses. Basically, there is no problem in isolating the items.


To quarantine the detected malware, close all applications running in the foreground, such as the browser, and then click "Modify Selection".

You can exclude it from quarantine by unchecking the check box.


The modified item is isolation Because it will be done Related tasks Of  quarantine  で 復 元 Or Complete deletion it can.

 isolation If it is, the tracking and other functions are stopped, so there is no actual harm even if it is not deleted.


If something goes wrong by isolating the detected items quarantine You can return to the original state by opening, checking the item that seems to be the cause of the problem, and clicking "Restore Selected Item".


quarantine On the left sidebar of Bulk quarantine items erased Can delete quarantine items before the specified date, so if you want to permanently delete quarantine items Bulk quarantine items erased It is recommended to execute the specified date with the default of about 90 days.


Immunization Is a browser enhancement that blocks access to malicious, untrusted, and potentially dangerous sites.

The immunization is valid until it is deimmunized, but access is blocked using the blacklist, so it is necessary to reapply the immunization on a regular basis to update the blacklist.


Start Center から Immunize Click to start the immunization system check.

Close all running browsers before running.


When the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow.


Check the system Click


Application of immunization Click


Once immunization is applied, close the window and you're done.

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