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This package was approved by moderator doc on 3/27/2016.

For home users who want spyware protection for their own or their families Windows based Personal Computers and do not need additional antivirus protection. Users manually look after own updating. Can be upgraded to the ‘Home Edition’ if required.


This package installs the free version of Spybot which allows full, manual scanning of malware and rootkits. For anti-virus protection and additional features licensed versions are available. For more info, see


To install Spybot, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install spybot

To upgrade Spybot, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade spybot


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'spybot'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = 'C614123C91D8B983F1E239D8A8C38883E21C6768'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'spybot'
    $packageSearch = "Spybot - Search and Destroy*"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
    				                 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*') `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   {$_.DisplayName -like $packageSearch} `
    | ForEach-Object {Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
    								                              -FileType "$installerType" `
    								                              -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
    								                              -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                  -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes}

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Safer-Networking Ltd


© 2000 Safer-Networking Ltd


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm
  • FIX: Update download location
  • SECURITY: Add checksum verification before install
  • MAINT: Remove deprecated code

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Spybot - Search and Destroy 3083 Sunday, November 30, 2014 approved
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.4.40 1065 Tuesday, July 1, 2014  
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.3.39 506 Saturday, May 3, 2014  
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.2.25 783 Saturday, October 19, 2013  
Spybot - Search and Destroy 344 Friday, February 21, 2014  
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.1.21 517 Tuesday, August 6, 2013  
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.1.20 331 Monday, July 29, 2013  
Spybot - Search and Destroy 345 Saturday, June 1, 2013  
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