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Follow the Wizard When Starting for the First Time

SUMMARY: When running a new copy of CounterSpy, don't just skip the wizard as it can help you perform tasks to protect your system.

After installing CounterSpy and rebooting your machine, double-click the CounterSpy icon to start the software. When you do so for the first time, a wizard will appear. Don't just skip the wizard - it will allow you to:

* Set up automatic definition updates

* Enable Active Protection monitors to detect against potentially suspicious activity

* Decide whether or not you wish to join the ThreatNet community to report spyware threats

* Perform a spyware scan immediately

* Decide whether or not to perform a spyware scan automatically at 2 a.m. every day

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