Spybot - Search & Destroy©®

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Spybot Search and Destroy is an application that detects and removes spyware from a Windows machine.

Windows Vista and Windows 7


Windows XP

Installation Instructions

"To install Spybot-S&D, all you have to do is run the file, and the installation program will start (if you have downloaded with Internet Explorer, the download dialog will give you the option to open the file directly). The installer will show you the license and ask you for the installation location. You can go with the default settings here and just click your way through the installer by using the Next button. After the installation has finished, you will see a Spybot - Search & Destroy button on your desktop and in your start menu. Click on it to start Spybot-S&D the first time."

Update Instructions

"The first time you start Spybot-S&D, it will display a Wizard, a small window helping you through the first steps. It gives you the possibility to ... keep up-to-date. Using the two buttons this page offers will do the updates for you, if you want to do it at a later point, read this."

Scan Instructions

"The left side of the program has a navigation bar that can lead you to all functions of the program. The first section there (the top-most button) is labeled Spybot-S&D and leads you to the main page. Right now, you will see only an empty list and a toolbar at the bottom. The first button in this toolbar is named Check for problems - that is the button you've got to press to start the scanning. Lean back and watch the scan progress."

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