Learn How to Use your Spyware Removal Program
An easy guide on how to use
If you have noticed that your computer operations have become slower, or
characters are appearing on your word processor without your prompting or strange websites are
appearing on your browser without a command from you, then you may be hosting a spyware program
on your computer.
A spyware attack can be a nuisance. It can also cause the exposure of your
personal information to the public and even more dangerous, to hackers. To prevent this you will
need to arm yourself with effective spyware removal software. The following is a guide to using
spyware removal software and ensuring your computer is free of
Step 1: You will be surprised to know that it is not enough for you to
simply scan for adware. If you want to ensure that your computer will be 100% free of adware after using
spyware removal software, you will need to take some preliminary precautions. The first step in spyware removal is to delete any temporary files. This will assist in
enhancing the performance of your computer during the scanning process. Temporary files include those that you
use once and never use again and temporary internet files.
To delete ordinary temporary files, click on accessories in the start menu. Click on
system tools and choose disk clean up. Select the files you want to delete on the files to delete list and click
To delete temporary internet files open the control panel on the start menu. Click on
internet options. Select general tasks and click on delete cookies or delete files under temporary internet files
then click ‘apply’.
Step 2: Ensure that you
have an effective spyware removal software program. Examples of effective spyware removal software programs
available online for free include McAffee, Ad-Aware, Google Pack, Spybot Search & Destroy, Avast and
Windows Defender. Search for the spyware removal software that suits your needs online and follow the links
provided to download the software. Then follow the instructions provided to install the spyware removal
Step 3: If you already have spyware removal software installed in your
computer ensure it is up to date. To update your spyware removal software simply connect your computer to the
Internet and click on the update button on the software icon.
Step 4: You may now begin your scan by clicking on the spyware removal
software icon and clicking on the scan button. Most software will ask your permission before deleting files that
are infected. Delete all the files that you will not need.
Step 5: When the scan is over, restart your computer in safe mode. To do
this, press F8 just as the system is booting into the window. This will display the option on the screen of
selecting safe mode start up window. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to make the selection.
Step 6: There are some spyware programs that hide themselves from the
spyware removal software programs when the computer is fully booted. They can however be detected when the computer
is in safe mode. To ensure that your computer is totally free from Adware, run a second scan with the computer in
Step 7: Restart the computer. Your computer will now be free