Having noticed good feedback on spybot S&D I googled it and went to the first page click here and downloaded what was said to be a Free Version. I ran the program that took hours to complete and then in order to eliminate the found error entries it stated I had to register. This then came up with a required once only payment of (I think $29). It was only then that I realised I had downloaded the wrong program. I removed the program in the add remove programs and I received the message it was necessary to restart the computer. On restarting the program was still in C drive and I had to delete all the registry entries for it before the folder would delete. I was wise about the many "free downloads " but this was stated to be a Free Version. Clearly not one to be recommended.
Trademark issues [link] 4. August 2006 As a result of our ongoing efforts to protect our users from frauds, we're happy to announce that we were able to shut down three major mock sites: spybot.org is now registered to us as well, and the misleading selling of anti-spyware software on spybot.cc and spybot.biz has been shut down.
Our main targets now are free-spybot.com (with a dozen other very similar domains) and spywarebot.com, who still cheat many people each day into paying for something they believe would be Spybot-S&D. If you are one of those who were mislead by one of these pages, please let us know at [email protected].