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Net Fix PC Adware / Spyware Removal Tool Manual

Net Fix PC – Adware/Spyware Removal Tool Client v3.1 User’s Guide

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Net Fix PC Adware / Spyware Removal Tool Manual Welcome: These days spyware, adware and other malicious software programs are everywhere, and it seems almost impossible to stop them. You can be infected just by visiting a website, or by installing a popular software title. Once you are infected with even one o off these malicious programs they can download and install even more! In fact, the people that produce spyware and adware pay good money to software developers to distribute their malicious programs. The more spyware they can install on your computer, the mo more money they make! Our software goes above and beyond your typical spyware removal software and actively monitors which programs are running on your computer. If it sees a spyware or adware program trying to start, it will stop it dead in it's tracks! Itt prevents any program from changing your Internet Explorer Home Page without your permission: which means that spyware authors cannot direct you to their own websites where they can infect you with even more malicious programs! In addition to these proactive tive methods, the software also contains smart adware and spyware scanning techniques that let you scan your entire system any time.

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Features:          

Proactive protection monitors your computer and stops spyware dead in it's tracks! Home Page Hijack Protection prevents spyware programs from changing your internet Home Page Runs at startup to provide cont continuous protection Scan Running Processes Scan the Windows Registry Scan Internet Cookies Log scan results Schedule scans to keep your computer 100% free of spyware Live-update feature keeps your definition files up to date Choose whether to keep or remove spyware thatt is found on your computer with one click

To get started right away, please read the Quick Start section.

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Proactive Protection Auto-Protect Auto-Protect continuously monitors your system's memory in search of threats. Some threats can cause harm to your computer just seconds after running, so enabling AutoProtect is an important step to stopping those threats dead in their tracks. If a threat eat is detected you will be alerted automatically, and you will be given the option to stop the threat from running. We recommend performing a system scan immediately afterwards to remove any files or registry entries that the threat may have created. Home Page Hijack Protection Many spyware and adware programs will attempt to change your Internet Explorer Home Page and direct you u to another site. Their motivation ation might be to get you to download new adware/spyware, display ads to bring in revenue, or dire direct ct you to a webpage that pays them for web traffic. Enabling Home Page Hijack Protection will allow us to alert you whenever your homepage changes, and allow you to choose whether to allow that change made. Run at Windows Startup Enabling this option will ll allow this program to run automatically whenever you turn on your computer. We recommend leaving this option checked all the time.

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Scan Options We recommend leaving all of the scan options enabled at all times Scan Running Processes Running processes are programs that are open on your computer. If adware or spyware is currently running on your computer, it will be detected by scanning running processes. Scan Windows Registry Many spyware and adware programs place entries into your system reg registry istry that allow them to be executed when you turn on your computer, or track information about you. If these registry entries are present on your computer, they will be detected. Scan Internet Cookies Many websites track personal information using cookie cookies. Most cookies are harmless, but some are used to track your browsing habits and target you with advertising, or store personal information without your consent. If these cookies are present on your computer, they will be deleted. Save Scan Results to Log This option will allow you to view a log of your scans using the View Log button.

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View Log You can view your most recent scan log by clicking the View Log button. After each scan, a log is created that serves as a record of the scan's activity. It provides you with details of the scan, how many items were scanned, and the locations that threats were located. A sample scan log is provided below:

********************************* ******************************************************************** *********************************** Scan Report. ******************************************************************** ----------------------Scan Started at: 3/25/2005 5:44:57 PM Scan Finished at: 3/25/2005 2005 5:51:30 PM -----------------------

1) 2) 3) 4)

Total Total Total Total

Number Number Number Number

of of of of

Cookies inspected ----------> 24 Processes inspected ------> 50 Registry entries inspected ----->22825 Files/Folders inspected ->29520

[Registry Entries Detected] ------SOFTWARE\bargains\

[Files Detected] ------C:\WINDOWS\system32 system32\instsrv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32 system32\system32:gszalvf.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 system32\WINDOWS_SYSTEM_SYSTEM32:gszalvf.dll =====================End Of Report.

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Schedule You can schedule scans to run automatically using the schedule section of the program. To start a new scheduled scan, check the Enable Scheduled Scans checkbox. Next, select an item from Run On list. To choose a particular day of the week select the day in the list To run scans daily, select the "Daily" option. To choose a particular date and time, select the "Date/Time" option. Then select a date and time for the scan to run. When you are finished, ished, click the Apply button. To reset your changes, press the Reset button. Keep in mind that you must leave the program open, or minimized in the task bar, in order for scheduled scans to run, and your computer must be turned on.

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Live Update Clicking the live update button will automatically connect to our server to check for the newest threat definition files. We periodically update these definition files as new threats emerge. You can also enable Auto Update in the settings area so tha thatt the program will automatically check for updates.

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Scan Now Click the Scan Now button to scan your computer for adware/spyware. You will be brought to the Scan section of the program, which will be empty before you start your scan: To start the scan, click the Start button. To pause the scan at any time, click the Pause button. To stop the scan before it finishes, click the Stop button. Any threats discovered will show in the scan status window: When the scan is finished, the Continue button will appear. You will then be presented with a list of threats that were found on your computer. Check the box next to each one you would like to remove from your system. You can use the Select All button to check every entry in the list automatically. To remove the threats you have checked off, click the Remove Selected button. Any threats deleted, are backed up to the Quarantine folder in the directory that you installed this program in. If you would like to exclude specific entr entries ies from being detected in future scans, check off their entry in the list and then press the Exclude button.

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Quick Start Getting started is simple. We have preloaded this software with the settings you will most likely want enabled to prevent your computer from being infected with spyware. Because this program's definition files are updated frequently, the first thing you should do is click the Live Update button to check for new definitions. This will automatically update your spyware and adware definitions so that you are protected against the largest number of spyware and adware applications possible. If there is a new set of definitions available, the program will restart to load the newest definitions. All that is left to do now is to run a scan for adware and spyware. To continue with the Quick Start, please click here to view the Scan Now section of this guide.

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