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Spyware Doctor
Help and Tips

Spyware Doctor can help remove spyware, adware, keyloggers, and other malware from your computer.


#1: Turn off the Popup Blocker When Needed
Some websites need to display popup windows. Allow them to do so by turning off Spyware Doctor's popup blocker.

#2: Manually Search for Updates
Force Spyware Doctor to go online to see if updated definition files are available to help battle malware.

#3: View Activity Logs
Help determine if a pattern of found spyware, adware, or other malware exists with Spyware Doctor's logs.

#4: Perform a Quick Scan
Spyware Doctor can perform a Quick Scan of your system on areas commonly affected by spyware, adware, and other malware.

#5: Do Not Run Spyware Doctor at System Startup
Only use Spyware Doctor as a malware scanner; don't start it up automatically when you boot Windows.

#6: Automatically Search for Updates
Configure Spyware Doctor to automatically keep itself up-to-date to better handle newer spyware, adware, and other malware threats.

#7: Automatically Perform Quick Scans
Schedule Spyware Doctor to automatically perform Quick Scans of your system for possible malware.

#8: Don't Stop Processes Automatically When Cleaning
Don't have Spyware Doctor automatically stop possible spyware processes.

#9: Disable Sound Effects on Found Infections
Disable the potentially-jarring sound Spyware Doctor plays when malware is found.

#10: Deactive OnGuard Tools
Help prevent Spyware Doctor from using extra CPU cycles or prematurely draining a laptop's battery.

#11: Download Spyware Doctor to Remove Malware
The Spyware Doctor software can help detect and remove spyware, adware, and other malware.

#12: Stop Showing the Disclaimer When Removing Malware
Prevent Spyware Doctor from showing a warning and disclaimer every time you remove malware.

#13: View and Edit Browser Help Objects (BHOs) and Extensions
Display and remove possible Internet Explorer Browser Helper Objects that may be malware.

#14: Do Not Quarantine Malware - Remove Immediately!
Learn how to immediately remove malware found by Spyware Doctor from your system without making backups.

#15: Keep Log Files from Taking Up So Much Space
Prevent Spyware Doctor log files from filling up your hard drive.

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