Here is another comparison between two spyware blockers which many people ponder about. This time, two heavyweights of the computer security industry, Spybot Search & destroy and Malwarebytes Anti-malware, go head-to-head to claim the title of the best spyware blocker.
Spybot Search & Destroy used to be the King of Hill. Despite their decrease in popularity, Spybot is still a popular spyware blocker choice for many computer users. The problems which Spybot is currently experiencing is that its spyware definition database is slightly outdated. This means that it may not detect the latest spyware to appear on the internet. Many users also reported that it has trouble particularly in removing rogue spyware tools such as System Security 2009 and Antivirusbest. Spybot Search & Destroy has however been around for a longer time than Malwarebytes so you can definitely expect it to detect the old guns of spyware which can be just as troublesome as the new spyware.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware on the other hand has been surging through the popularity list. It is evident in forums where a high percentage of users use Malwarebytes to remove recent rogue spyware. The developers of Malwarebytes have definitely put a significant amount of effort in as Malwarebytes was a relatively poor spyware blocker when it first came out. The biggest advantage Malwarebytes provide is that it is free and it can detect many rogue spyware which are circulating the internet. I have used this tool myself to remove the likes of Antivirusbest, which caused quite a havoc when it first appeared.
I think it is pretty clear which spyware blocker I favor more. Malwarebytes Anti-malware is definitely the better choice at the moment because of its high detection rates of recent rogue spyware. I also had no problems running full screen applications while a full scan was taking place. Despite Malwarebytes’ dominance, I think installing Spybot S&D as a secondary spyware blocker would still be a great choice to complement your overall computer security.