Removing Spyware and Malware from a Windows PC Using Spybot Search and Destroy

Removing Spyware and Malware from a Windows PC Using Spybot Search and Destroy

Eli the Computer Guy 256,635 views 2012-01-16

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Title Removing Spyware and Malware from a Windows PC Using Spybot Search and Destroy
Duration 44:00
Source YouTube
Tags Spybot -- Search & Destroy, Windows, Spyware, Malware, Microsoft Windows, Tutorial, Computer

Info Level: Beginner Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy Date Created: January 16, 2012 Length of Class: 43 Minutes Tracks Computer Security /Integrity Computer Repair Prerequisites Simple Windows PC Tune Up Cleaning an Infected Windows PC Purpose of Class This class teaches students how to remove spyware and malware from their Windows PC using Spybot Search and Destroy Chapters Introduction (00:00) First Steps (07:43) Spybot Search and Destroy (13:20) Demonstration (28:09) Final Thoughts (33:26) Class Notes Introduction Spyware and Malware tries to make your computer do things you do not want it to do, not destroy it. Spyware can generally be removed fairly easily Spybot Search and Destroy has been a solid product for many years and is free First Steps First do a basic PC Tune Up: Delete temp Files, Uninstall Crapware, Disable Startup Items Verify AntiVirus is installed and working AntiVirus Software removes PUPs - Potentially Unwanted Programs, that are almost always unwanted. Install ALL Updates: Make sure Internet Explorer is up to date, Install ALL Windows Updates, Install Latest Java, Install latest Flash and Adobe Reader. Spybot Search and Destroy Eli suggests that you do not use Tea Timer - a Registry Guard When you start Spybot Right Click Icon and Select "Run as Administrator" Immunize System - This edits the HOSTS file for DNS protection and locks it. It additionally closes other holes. Demonstration Final Thoughts If Spybot does not remove the spyware you can try other Anti Spyware software (Malwarebytes, Combofix, AdAware, etc.) After the spyware has been removed uninstall any additional Anti Spyware software you have installed To protect your system in the future use Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari to prevent getting malware in the future. (Or buy a Mac) Resources Spybot Search and Destroy

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