Install Spybot - Search & Destroy

To diagnose and remove spyware, VIT recommends Spybot - Search & Destroy, a free download.

  1. Download the Spybot - Search & Destroy application installer. Note: Depending on your Web browser setup, you may be asked to run the installer directly from a Web site. If you are prompted, click Run.
  2. If you downloaded the installer to your computer, locate it on your Desktop (or whichever folder you downloaded to). The installer should be called spybotsd13.exe by default.
  3. Double-click the Spybot - Search & Destroy installer to begin the installation process.
  4. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - Welcome Screen
    Spybot Setup - Welcome Screen
  5. Click Next. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - License Agreement
    Spybot Setup - License Agreement
  6. Read the Spybot - Search & Destroy license agreement.
  7. Click the I accept the agreement radio button, then click Next. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - Select Destination
    Spybot Setup - Select Destination
  8. Choose where you would like to install Spybot - Search & Destroy.
  9. Click Next. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - Select Components
    Spybot Setup - Select Components
  10. Click Next. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - Start Menu Folder
    Spybot Setup - Start Menu Folder
  11. Click Next. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - Select Additional Tasks
    Spybot Setup - Select Additional Tasks
  12. Click Next. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - Ready to Install
    Spybot Setup - Ready to Install
  13. Click Install. A window similar to the following will appear:
    Spybot Setup - Completing Setup Wizard
    Spybot Setup - Completing Setup Wizard
  14. Click Finish. You have successfully installed Spybot - Search & Destroy.
  15. Please proceed to the instructions for Running Spybot - Search & Destroy.

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