Updating spybot

28-Sep-2015 07:45 by 4 Comments

Updating spybot

This page is a general overview of the installation and operation of the Spybot Search and Destroy utility.Spybot is an extremely useful program that attempts to keep your computer free of malware.

It also creates an application that runs in your system tray and tries to prevent malware from making unauthorized changes to your computer's configuration.

To download the file, right-click the yellow bar that appears at the top of your screen and select "Download file." After you click "Download file," another dialog box, like the one pictured below, will appear.

It's a good rule of thumb to never run anything on your computer before first saving it and letting your anti-virus program scan it, so we want to click "Save." A new dialog box will pop up, asking you where you want to save the installer file.

What I usually do is save anything I've downloaded from the Internet into a folder called "Downloads," and then create sub-folders for each file.

Although very useful immediately from download, it is recommended you update Spybot twice a week (including the Immunizations), and perform a full system scan at least once a week. To download the program, do a Google search for "Spybot Search and Destroy." You should get a result like the one below: Any of the sites shown in the full size image are acceptable to download from.

The people behind the website are the creators of Spybot, and their site includes many mirrors to download the program from other sites. As you can see in the above picture, there's a huge green arrow in the right-hand corner screaming "Download newest version now." As of the writing of this guide, the newest version is 1.6.1.38 Beta. Depending on your Web Browser, it may prompt you with its pop-up blocker.

If you haven't disabled this dialog box, click "OK" to proceed with the download.Again, depending on your browser, the file may automatically begin downloading, or a yellow bar may appear at the top of your browser window.Information Technology is always looking for qualified individuals to join our team.If you are an IT professional and interested in working at SIU, please send your resume to [email protected] more information about SIU’s hiring and labor practices, visit the Human Resources Jobs website.All systems operational Visit the IT Alerts feed of Maintenance and other OIT Alerts.

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