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    Lightbulb How much will Spybot Search & Destroy 2 - Cost?

    Looking over some of the features offered by SSD2, the sudden boom of staff, and reviewing the code... It would suggest you're thinking of making SSD2 either shareware or direct to order.

    How much will SSD2 cost?

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    Hello TheVisitors
    Quote Originally Posted by TheVisitors View Post
    How much will SSD2 cost?
    As with previous versions Spybot-S&D 2.0 (now in beta) is offered free for personal use.

    Any donations are welcome and will directly support our teams efforts.

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    Spybot, is the onliest free anti-spyware program with a real-time scanner, and it has "Immunize" (a feature which is exclusive for free programs). Everyone should be VERY happy this is program is free for use, because if you look at their competitors, almost everyone is a paid-software(only the "only-scanner" version is free), and they have the exact same features(that being said, Spybot do have more features!! And it's still FREE!). Spybot is amazing!


    A donation wouldn't hurt!
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    To be fair, the free Spyware Blaster also does perform some Immunization (in fact that's really all it does), and although it's not nearly as comprehensive (in particular touching neither the HOSTS file nor Opera's URL Filter), it does add some entries not added by Spybot, and its set of ActiveX killbits is unparalleled, much greater than Spybot's list of 895 or so (and with a special Custom Blocking List it goes over 10000).
    My recommendation is to use both, first Spyware Blaster (which does nothing at all, not even in the background, unless it is actively used), then Spybot immunization; they do not conflict.

    My perspective may be skewed, because I actually disable the slow resident scanner, sticking with just Microsoft Security essentials for real-time anti-spyware protection, and if it weren't for the excellent Immunization module in Spybot I would have left it behind a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Hello TheVisitors


    As with previous versions Spybot-S&D 2.0 (now in beta) is offered free for personal use.

    Any donations are welcome and will directly support our teams efforts.

    Best regards.
    I do not think you answered my question.

    After the beta is over with, will it remain free or become a paid or shareware program?

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    Hello,

    Spybot-Search & Destroy 2.0 will still be freeware for private use.

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    1 year later.....

    I was right.

    Seems there will be no 2.0 free version

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    Hello,

    And as I said one year before there will still be a free version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spybotsandra View Post
    Hello,

    And as I said one year before there will still be a free version.

    Best regards
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    If the free version does not offer immunization .... No, I would still count myself right

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    Hello TheVisitors,
    Quote Originally Posted by TheVisitors View Post
    If the free version does not offer immunization .... No, I would still count myself right
    Where did you get the idea there'd be no immunization?
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