Spybot Tutorial 1 – Installing Spybot (updated 19/02/18)
Want to use Spybot to clean and secure your PC against Windows spyware and other types of malicious software? If so, visit the official free Spybot: Search and Destroy download page and click on any of the red download buttons to download the latest version.
Once the file has downloaded, double click on it to start the installation process. Enter your administrator password and/or click “Yes” when Windows User Account Control prompts you to grant permission. You should then see the following window.
Here, select the language you want to use and click on “OK” to be taken to the next window.
The installer will now ask you if you want to make a donation. As we’ve not even used the program yet, choose “Installing Spybot for personal use, and will decide later”. If you like the program, you’re encouraged to send a small donation or upgrade to the professional edition. Click “Next >” to move on to the next window.
The installer will now ask you which mode you want to use. For now, go with “I want to be protected without having to attend to it myself”, then click on”Next >”. The window shown below will then appear.
Scroll down to read the license agreement and, if you agree to the terms, make sure “I accept the agreement” is selected, then click on “Next >”. The following window will then be displayed.
Now, simply click on “Install” to install the software. There will be a short delay while files are copied and configured, then the following window will appear.
Congratulations, the installation is complete and you are ready to start searching and destroying Windows spyware! Leave the two options ticked/checked and click on “Finish”. You can now proceed directly to our next tutorial where we show you how to run a scan for spyware.
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