This tutorial gives a thoroughly detailed explanation on how a Windows Vista or Windows XP user can remove pesky adware, spyware and malware from your system, thus providing a sharper, safer and more responsive system. Read below to find how you can clear your computer of adware, spyware and malware in just minutes.
The first step towards removing these irritating programs is to head to a review page. The review page I selected my antispyware software from was the site linked below:
The site linked above will provide the top 5 antispyware programs and a download and purchase link for each. I recommend the antispyware software “XoftSpy SE”, although you may choose whichever suits your budget better.
If you would like to consider using “XoftSpy SE” then you may visit one of the links below:
Download free edition
Official site of XsoftSpy SE
Once you have downloaded or purchased your copy of “XsoftSpy SE” and saved it to your desktop, you must then install it using the automated installer. To do so you must double-left-click the installer icon, which will appear like so:
Now that you have double-left-clicked the “XsoftSpySE_Setup_RW” icon, the installer will open (if you are using Windows XP) if you are using Windows Vista then you will be prompted with a security prompt first, which will appear like so:
Once you have accepted the security confirmation prompts the installer will appear like so:
You must click the “Next” button, which will then present you with the next installer window like so:
You must read and accept the license conditions and then click the “I Agree” button in order to proceed to the next window. The next window will appear like so:
You can select a custom directory for installation of the software or you may use the default directory. Once you have chosen the directory you wish to install to you must click the “Install” button. The program will then begin to install like so:
Once the installation is complete you will be presented with the finishing installation window, which will appear like so:
You may now click the “Finish” button. Once you have clicked the “Finish” button the “XoftSpy SE” software will run and will update like so:
Once your software has updated you will be presented with the application itself, which will appear like so:
You must now click the green button marked “Start Scan”, which will initiate the scan of your computer. The scan will begin, which will appear like so:
Once your scan has completed the software will show you the threats that it found and offer to fix them. The window will appear like so:
In order to remove the threats on your system you must click the green button marked “Clean”. Once you click the “Clean” button, you will be prompted to register your software. In order to register your software you must click the “Register” button that appears within the prompt that appears after you click the “Clean” button. Once you click the “Register” button you must then click the button marked “Get License Key” like so:
Once you click the “Get License Key” button your web browser will open and direct you to their purchase site. On this site you must follow the prompts and enter your details and appropriate and then you will receive your license code, which must be entered in the text box to the right of the text “License Key:” as shown above. Once you have entered the code you must click the “OK” button on the right side of the text box, which will register your software. You may now re-scan your computer by clicking the “Scan” button in the top left of the window and then clicking the “Clean” button once the scan has completed.
Congratulation! You have just removed most if not all of the spyware, malware and adware that your computer. Enjoy your newfound Windows performance boosting knowledge.