Downloading and Installing Spybot 1.4

This section provides a quick description of what is Spybot and how to download and install Spybot on a Windows system.

After see my friend's machine been infected by spyware, I went to Internet to search for a good anti-spyware tool. The first one I found was Spybot - Search & Destroy produced by safer-networking.org.

Short product description by safer-networking.org: Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

I wanted to try it:

1. Download the binary from http://safer-networking.org.

2. Double click the binary file to install it at C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy.

3. Run it and I see the Spybot main window:
Spybot Main Window

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

Downloading and Installing Spybot 1.4

 On-Demand Scanning of SpyWare Infections

 What Is AdRevolver Tracking Cookie

 Removing Reported Tracking Cookies

 Deleting Cookies Stored in Firefox

 Deleting Cookies Stored in IE

 Deleting MyWay MySearch Registry Key

 Enabling IE Browser Helper SDHelper.dll

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version