Download and Install Spybot Search and Destroy

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to download and install Spybot Search & Destroy. For those of you who are not familiar with the program, Spybot is an anti-malware and antivirus (in the paid version) all in one. It can be used alongside another antivirus as well. It's very user-friendly and very effective and efficient to use as well.

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    The first thing we want to do is go to https://www.safer-networking.org/ and select "Tell me more" under the home or business section. We will select "Home Users" because we're using it for our personal computer. There is a free version available.
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    Here we can see the different versions and what is available. We can choose from the 3. The free version gives us the basic anti-malware. If we go up to "Home" and "Professional", there's a lot of other features that are available, such as the antivirus. We are going to click "Download" for the free version.
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    Once we click that, we're going to click on "Download Spybot 2.4 Free Edition". This will show us different links with mirrors. Mirror sites are simply places that Spybot has deemed safe to download their product from. They also have their own mirror sites as well.
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    Click on one to go to the download page. We're being taken to "FOSSHUB".
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    On a lot of these mirror sites, they also give reviews and more information. We're going to click on the download button.
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    We're going to choose "Save and Run" by clicking the drop-down arrow because as soon as it's finished downloading, we want to run and install it. Alternatively, press "Run" to run the installer without saving it. Press "Save" to save it and run the installer later. We may get a prompt from the computer asking if we want to allow Spybot to make changes to our computer. They are safe changes, so we can allow it.
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    Now we need to choose our language and select "OK". The Setup Wizard will launch.
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    Click on "Next".
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    It asks what the reason we're installing Spybot is. We're going to put that we're installing Spybot for personal use and click "Next".
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    We can choose how we want to protect our computer. We can choose to be protected without having to attend to it yourself, or have more control, feedback, and responsibility. We will choose the first option and click "Next".
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    At the "License Agreement" page, read through it, select "I accept the agreement" and click on "Next". If we don't accept, it won't let us click next.
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    It's ready to install, so click on "Install".
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    Once it's finished, we are going to leave the checkmarks in for "Open Start Center" and "Check for new malware signatures" and click on "Finish",
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    When it opens, we will see that it is checking for anti-spyware updates.
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    Now it is running a test. We can click on "Show details" if we wish.
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    In the bottom box, we can see all of the updates that were downloaded.
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    Once the updates are completed, we're going to close the window.
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    We will see the Spybot Start Center, and we are ready to start using Spybot Search & Destroy.
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    That's how you download Spybot Search & Destroy 2.4. Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any questions or comments about this video, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Take care.
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