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How to Detect and Remove Spyware?

Spyware creates backdoors for intruders and is not easy to find. At the very worst, it usually refuses to be uninstalled through your control panel when caught. PCBooster Free AntiSpyware is able to scan every corner of your computer to search out & remove all the spyware and other malware threats. As a professional anti-spyware tool, it has a vast database with constant updating which won't let you slip any newest spyware attack.


How to Use PCBooster Free AntiSpyware to Detect and Remove Spyware?

Step 1Customize Scan Process

Launch PCBooster Free AntiSpyware and click "Customize scan" to activate "Customize scanning process" window. In the box of "Scan areas", areas like Files, Registry, Processes, Cookies, Hosts file, etc. are checked to scan. To skip any of them, just unselect them. The files larger than the certain size you specified can be ignored. In the "Scanning mode" box, select scanning mode: Express for a fast scan or Deep for a thorough scan. If you choose deep mode, it is able to scan any partition and drive in your PC; or you can just select a folder to process scan. To schedule a scan periodically, click "Configure scheduled scanning".

Customize Scan Process


Check "Scan on a schedule" to let the scanning task process on Daily, Weekly or Monthly. Then, you can specify the scan areas and scanning mode. The files larger than the certain size you customized can be ignored. Click "Save" and the program will take proper action for all detected spyware.


Tip: your anti-virus software cannot protect you all the time because most of the spyware & adware are, technically, not considered as virus.

Schedule Scan

Step 2Scan & Remove Spyware

Click "Scan your computer" to start scan. Progress bar will indicate the percentage of work that is already done. Please wait until PCBooster Free AntiSpyware finishes the scan. The results of scan will appear after the scanning is completed. Examine the list of found problems. By default, all found problems are checked. You can look through the whole list and view details of each detection by clicking on "Tell me more". If you think that the program detected is really useful for you (this might happen for example with some types of adware or spyware-enabled programs when you are aware of their privacy flaws but still want to use them), uncheck it. After you make sure all the unnecessary ones are checked, click "Solve checked problems" and let PCBooster Free AntiSpyware solve checked problems. You can also click "Export results to the text file", "Report possible false positive" or "My problem is not listed here. Please assist!".


Tip: if you are not experienced with spyware, we recommend you check all the listed problems to solve them; if you are familiar with spyware and other malicious programs, you can keep them if you are sure they are harmless.

Detect and Remove Spyware

Step 3Restore from Backup

If you think that PCBooster Free AntiSpyware has deleted some important files, you can easily restore them. Every time PCBooster Free AntiSpyware deletes a file or registry entry, it copies this file or entry into infected folder. To restore some deleted files, you can simply click on "Restore changes" and it will switch to "Restore changes" screen. There is a list of changes that PCBooster Free AntiSpyware has made to your system. Select necessary file or registry entry on that screen and click "Undo" and it will restore the selected item.


Tip: Difference between Adware, Spyware & Malware

Adware is considered a legitimate alternative offered to consumers who do not wish to pay for software. Once installed, it tracks your internet browsing habits and sends you popups containing advertisements related to the sites and topics you've visited. It consumes and slows down your processor and bandwidth.

Spyware works like adware but is usually a separate program that is installed unknowingly when you install another program. Once installed, it monitors user activity and transmits them in the background to someone else. It can also gather information about email addresses, even passwords and credit card numbers.

Malware is a broad term that encompasses computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, and others. It is designed to interfere with normal computer operation, giving hackers a chance to access to your computer and collect sensitive info.

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