Malicious programs known as spyware can cause all kinds of trouble for an infected computer's Internet browser once they install themselves. Random browser crashes, rogue installation of unwanted toolbars and the hijacking of your home page are common symptoms. Spybot - Search and Destroy introduced its first stable non-beta anti-spyware program in 2002 and has been helping computer users combat spyware, adware, dialers and keyloggers ever since. Spybot has always been a free download.
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Open your Internet browser.
Travel to Safer-Networking.org.
Click the "Spybot-S&D" option for the menu on the left side of the screen.
Scroll down the "Spybot - Search and Destroy" page until you reach the "Download" section.
Click on "Download."
Browse the list of mirrors that offer the Spybot program and click the "Download here" button to the right of the server name. You will be taken to the mirror's download page.
Click the "Download" button.
Save the file to your desktop or any other desired folder when prompted.
Tips and warnings
- Download Spybot only from Safer Networking and its mirrors to ensure you are downloading a file that is not infected with malicious programs. Scan the download with an antivirus program before completing the install.
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