Spyware Scanning Part 1

Run Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06r1 to remove spyware from your computer

Question

Spyware is such a problem. What do I do?

Most customers will already have Ad-aware installed on their computers. If you don’t, you can download it from http://www.supportedge.com.au/downloads

Step 1

Let’s start by opening Ad-aware. Click ‘Start’, then ‘All Programs’ then ‘Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal’ then ‘Ad-Aware SE Personal’.

Note:Ad-ware may appear in different locations depending on your install. It may also be located on your desktop.

Step 2

If you haven’t run Ad-Aware for a while you will get a notice to check for updates. Click ‘OK’ to proceed. (this step may not be required)

Step 3

Click ‘Connect’ to check for updates. (this step may not be required)

Step 4

When the update check is done click ‘OK’ to install. (this step may not be required)

Step 5

Click the ‘Finish’ button to continue to the main program. (this step may not be required).

Step 6

Select ‘Scan now’, the screen below will appear, make sure the settings match the picture below. Then click ‘Next’.

While scanning your screen should look like this.

Step 7

When scanning is done press ‘Next’ to continue.

Step 8

Right click on the top listing under ‘Target families’, then left click ‘Select All Objects’.

Step 9

Click ‘Ok’ and your all done. You can close Ad-Aware now.

Notes

The most important thing with security is Automatic Updates must be enabled in Windows.

Depending on your internet use, you should scan once a week if your a heavy user or once a month if your a light user.

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