How to Remove Spyware Free

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Spyware is software placed on your computer that tracks and reports on how you use your computer, and especially on how you use the Internet. Mostly, these programs are put on your computer by marketing companies, and are using the software to determine what kinds of services to market to you. However, this software runs in the background and uses your computer's resources. This, in turn, will cause other software you use, not to run as well. Fortunately there are many products available that can remove this software from your computer. Although many of these products are commercial, some of them are completely free. One of the best free anti-spyware programs is Spybot. Read on to learn how to remove spyware for free.

Download "Spybot" from the link provided below.

Install Spybot, and run the program.

Click on the "Search for Updates" to make sure you have the most current version. If there are updates available, follow the prompts to download ans install them.

Click the "Search and Destroy" button on the left side of the screen, and then click the "Check for Problems" button to search your hard drive for spyware. Be patient, as this may take several minutes. When it is finished, you will see a list of all the spyware on your computer. If you wish, you may de-select any programs that you want to keep.

Click the "Fix Selected Problems" button at the bottom of the screen to confirm that you wish to remove the selected spyware. Wait a few minutes while Spybot removes the spyware from your computer.

Tip

  • check Use the "Immunize" feature to protect yourself even further.

Warning

  • close Be aware that Spybot may not remove all of the spyware from your computer. In fact no program can guarantee total removal of spyware. Experts recommending using several such programs to get rid of as much spyware as possible.

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