Patrick Michael Kolla

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Patrick Michael Kolla-Ten Venne [1] is the owner of Safer-Networking Limited, an Ireland based and registered company. He is also the author of the popular anti-spyware tool Spybot Search & Destroy – a freely downloadable spyware repair utility.

Mr. Kolla lived in Bochum, Germany[2][3] but now he lives in Bad Sassendorf.[4] Safer-Networking Limited is supported by donations that come in from around the globe.[3][5]


  1. ^ "Team Spybot - the Safer-Networking Ltd. Community". Website of Team Spybot - the Safer-Networking Ltd. Community. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Private website of Patrick Kolla". (in German). Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Becker, Markus (30 July 2003). "Spyware-Ikone: Der Mann, dem sie das Geld schenken". (in German). Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Private website of Patrick Kolla's Zwei-Teiche-Hof". (in German). Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Brandt, Andrew (2 April 2004). "Three Minutes With Spybot's Creator Patrick Kolla". Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2015.