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27 Mar 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Safer-Networking Ltd


freeware anti-malware anti-spyware anti-rootkit scanner


This is not the latest version of Spybot available.

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

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This is not the latest version of Spybot available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade spybot -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade spybot -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install spybot
    name: spybot
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'spybot' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller spybot
    Name     = "spybot"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'spybot':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved by moderator doc on 27 Mar 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


$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"
$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}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Spybot 11 Thursday, December 23, 2021 Ready
Spybot 7934 Sunday, March 27, 2016 Approved
Spybot - Search and Destroy 3210 Sunday, November 30, 2014 Approved
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.4.40 1183 Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Unknown
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.3.39 633 Saturday, May 3, 2014 Unknown
Spybot - Search and Destroy 2.2.25 946 Saturday, October 19, 2013 Unknown
Spybot - Search and Destroy 489 Friday, February 21, 2014 Unknown



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

This package has no dependencies.

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