Exterminate Malware Efficiently with Spybot Search & Destroy
Important Parts about Installation
While you are installing Spybot Search & Destroy, there are two windows that you should pay special attention to.
Here you can see the Components Selection Window. It is important that the two options “Download updates immediately” and “Security Center integration” are checked.
You might get all the downloads from the web but also need to download some other options manually by your self.
In the Additional Tasks Window, it is definitely recommended to make certain that “Use Internet Explorer protection (SDHelper)” and “Use system settings protection (Tea Timer)” are both selected. This will help give you extra protection for your system.
Scanning for Malware
After you are done with installing Spybot Search & Destroy. Start it for the first time, you will be asked if you would like to make a “Registry Backup” before scanning with the software. It is recommended to make the backup.
Once the initial setup process is complete, you will see the main Home Window. From here you can choose which action you would like to perform. For our example, we decided to “Search for Updates” just in case anything else was available.
Once the software is completely updated and the process is complete. Now you can scan your system form malware. Here you can see the amount of Immunization that is available to be applied (Unprotected versus Protected). Click on the “Green Plus Sign Immunize Button” to apply the Immunization.
After it is complete, you can observe the change in numbers from “Unprotected” to “Protected”. Now it is time to start scanning for malware. Click on the “Search & Destroy Button” on the left side of the window.
To start scanning, click on the “Check for problems Button”. While scanning system, you can see that Spybot Search & Destroy will build a list of the malware (amount and type) that it had already found.
Once Scanning is Complete
After scanning is finished for malware, it will list the number of problems found in the lower left corner of the window.
Removing the Malware
When you have checked the list, click on “Fix selected problems”. You will then see a confirmation window asking if you want to continue. Select “Yes” to start removing the malware.
As the malware of the list will be removed it will become green and if any malware is running that time you can restart your system to delete that after reboot.
After you are done with removing all the malware you can reboot your system and feel free from your unwanted stuff.