Downloads:

17,146

Downloads of v 2.8.68.0:

33

Last Update:

06 Aug 2020

Published Date:

06 Aug 2020

Reviewed Date:

21 Aug 2020

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Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Safer-Networking Ltd

Tags:

freeware anti-malware anti-spyware anti-rootkit scanner admin

Spybot

(Waiting for Maintainer to take corrective action)

2.8.68.0 | Updated: 06 Aug 2020

Downloads:

17,146

Downloads of v 2.8.68.0:

33

Published:

06 Aug 2020

Reviewed:

21 Aug 2020

Reviewer:

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Software Author(s):

  • Safer-Networking Ltd

Spybot 2.8.68.0

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 29 Jun 2020 16:08:59 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 29 Jun 2020 16:14:05 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 19 Jul 2020 16:15:18 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 23 Jul 2020 17:22:07 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 23 Jul 2020 18:32:48 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 23 Jul 2020 23:19:37 +00:00:

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tunisiano (maintainer) on 06 Aug 2020 15:16:28 +00:00:

User 'tunisiano' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 06 Aug 2020 15:50:52 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 07 Aug 2020 03:04:32 +00:00:

spybot has failed automated testing.
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tunisiano (maintainer) on 07 Aug 2020 09:25:13 +00:00:

Silent params not working since 2.7

virtualex (reviewer) on 21 Aug 2020 12:41:17 +00:00:

Hi there,

Unfortunately, this is not a good candidate for a package if the silent parameters are no longer working, it will need to be a silent install in order for it to be approved here. I'd suggest looking into using AutoHotKey and an example package using AutoHotKey is Veracrypt

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 10 Sep 2020 12:44:27 +00:00:

We've found spybot v2.8.68.0 in a submitted status and waiting for your next actions. It has had no updates for 20 or more days since a reviewer has asked for corrections. Please note that if there is no response or fix of the package within 15 days of this message, this package version will automatically be closed (rejected) due to being stale.

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Description

Spybot

Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a kind of threat not very well covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. 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.

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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 https://www.safer-networking.org/compare-spybot-editions/

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tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /NORESTART /SP-'
$url = 'https://updates2.safer-networking.org/spybot1/spybotsd-2.8.68.0.exe'
$checksum = '647cfdf796154ba0ce1786fd72f62102653f6fbfcc982e25da26579b844d966a'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$options =
@{
  Headers = @{
    Accept = 'text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8';
    'Accept-Charset' = 'ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3';
    'Accept-Language' = 'en-GB,en-US;q=0.8,en;q=0.6';
    Cookie = 'requiredinfo=info';
    Referer = 'https://www.safer-networking.org/products/spybot-free-edition/download-mirror-1/';
  }
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                          -Options $options
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$packageSearch = "Spybot - Search and Destroy*"
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/SILENT'

$spybotreg = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageSearch
$spybot = $spybotreg.UninstallString

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -File $spybot

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Spybot 2.8.68.0 33 Thursday, August 6, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer gravatar
Spybot 2.4.40.20160327 7869 Sunday, March 27, 2016 Approved
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.4.40.20141130 3155 Sunday, November 30, 2014 Approved
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.4.40 1118 Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Unknown
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.3.39 573 Saturday, May 3, 2014 Unknown
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.2.25 847 Saturday, October 19, 2013 Unknown
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.2.25.0 409 Friday, February 21, 2014 Unknown
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.1.21 590 Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Unknown

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