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1.6.1 93.33%
1.6.0 6.67%

Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client

What is Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client?  (from Safer-Networking)

The name SDDT stands for Spybot - Search & Destroy - Distributed Testing Client. SDDT was developed to be a small tool that helps improving Spybot - Search & Destroy's updates by letting your computer scan with alpha updates automatically.


Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client is a software program developed by Safer-Networking. The most common release is 1.6.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named sdistteststandalone.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 9.1 MB (9,542,265 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 62% of users of Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safer-networking.org
Help link: forums.spybot.info
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SDistTest\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SDistTest\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client

Program executable:sdistteststandalone.exe
Name:Spybot - Search & Destroy
Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Stand-Alone
Path:C:\Program Files\sdisttest\sdistteststandalone.exe
Additional files:
  • advcheck.dll - Spybot - Search & Destroy (Dateiüberprüfungs-Bibliothek)
  • sbsdscan.exe - Spybot - S&D Command Line Edition
  • SDistTestConsole.exe - Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Console
  • SDistTestSvc.exe - Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Service
  • Tools.dll - Bibliothek für Spybot-S&D
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SDistTestSvc.exe runs as a service named 'SpybotSnD Distributed Testing' (SDisTestService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SDistTestStandAlone.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Stand-Alone' which loads as C:\Program Files\SDistTest\SDistTestStandAlone.exe.
  • SDistTestConsole.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Console' which loads as C:\Program Files\SDistTest\SDistTestConsole.exe.

How do I remove Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client?

Quickly and completely remove Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Spybot-S&D Distributed Testing Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 8 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.54%
  Brazil 7.69%
  Germany 7.69%
  Argentina 3.85%
  Australia 3.85%
  DK 3.85%
  Finland 3.85%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Netherlands 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 61.54%
American Megatrends 15.38%
Toshiba 7.69%
Dell 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P750 8.33%
Sony PCV-RS613G(UC) 8.33%
Micro-Star MS-7392 8.33%
MEDION P7612 8.33%
HP-Pavilion NY589AA-ABA p... 8.33%

About (from Safer-Networking Ltd.)

Spybot is maintained by a team of people very dedicated to privacy issues, many of which are working full-time on analysing masses of new threats each week, and the response time from our support team is better than that of many a commercial vendor.
Publisher URL: www.safer-networking.org


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