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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tech Tip of the Day: How to download, install and immunize your browser with Spybot

Description: This article will show you how to download, install and immunize your browser using Spybot. Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behavior to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.

If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.¹
  1. Open you browser and go to the SpyBot home page

    spybot homepage

  2. Click on the download link in the upper right corner.
  3. When the page loads click download


  4. Select the mirror to download from


  5. Click on the download link


  6. Select ‘Run’ to start the download and install


  7. Select language and click OK


  8. Click on Next


  9. Accept the license agreement and click Next


  10. Select or change install location and click Next

    install location

  11. Select or deselect components and click Next


  12. Select start menu folder location and click Next

    start menu

  13. Select Additional Tasks and click Next

    additional tasks

  14. Click on Install to begin installation



  15. Select Finish when install is complete



  16. Click on Create Registry Backup
    • When completed, click Next

    create registry backup

  17. Select "Start Using The Program"

    start using program

  18.  Click on Immunize to immunize your browser.


  19. When Immunization scan is completed and unprotected lists zero, close program.

For more assistance contact Technical Support here.

¹cited from http://www.safer-networking.org

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