The Faculty and Staff Support Center recommends that users periodically scan their computers for spyware (monthly if not weekly). We recommend using both Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware, as each scans for different occurrances. If the applications are not already installed on your computer, follow these installation directions.

Spybot Search & Destroy

Configuring and Running a Scan– These steps should be followed every time a scan is run

  1. Launch the application from the Start->Programs menu
  2. On the left-hand pane, click Update

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  1. On the right-hand pane, click Search for Updates
  2. All available updates will display in the list. Click each checkbox to select it.
  3. Choose a server location to download from – e.g. See-Cure #2 (Europe)
  4. Click Download Updates
    • When downloads are complete, green checkmarks will be displayed

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  1. On the left-hand pane, click Immunize
  2. A warning message, similar to the one below, will appear. Click OK

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  1. On the right-hand pane, click Immunize

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  1. On the left-hand pane, click Search & Destroy
  2. On the right-hand pane, click Check for problems. A progress bar will appear across the bottom.

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  1. When the scan completes, all potential problems will display in the list
  2. On the right-hand pane, click Fix selected problems
  3. Click Yes to remove the entries
  4. When completed a confirmation window will display. Click OK.

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Configuring and Running a ScanThese steps should be followed everytime a scan is run

  1. Launch the application from the Start-> Programs menu
  2. An update window will open. Click OK
  3. At the Performing WebUpdate window, click Connect

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  1. Click OK to download and install the new updates
  2. Click Finish

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  1. Ad-Aware SE will open. Click Start

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  1. Select Perform full system scan
  2. Click Next

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  1. When the scan is complete, click Next

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  1. On the Scan Summary tab, right click in the first checkbox and choose Select All Objects
  2. Click Next

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  1. Click OK to remove all found objects

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