How do I scan spyware using Spyware Detector?

Generally after installing Spyware Detector, it automatically opens the application. If you wish to open it later, click Start---> Programs---> Max Spyware Detector---> Max Spyware Detector.

First of all it will open the Tips for how to use Spyware Detector. To go through the tips, click on Next Tip button. If you are finished or don't want to go through tips, click on Close button. After this, it will prompt you to perform scanning using three options:

  1. Quick Scan
  2. Full Scan
  3. Custom Scan

Before scanning, check for updates are available or not by clicking Live Update button. This will help you to scan with latest Spyware definition and keep your PC clean from latest Spyware. And then click on the scan option you want to perform and scanning will start.

Shutdown computer after scan is completed- If you select this option then, Spyware Detector will automatically shutdown your computer after scan is completed.

Quick Scan option scans the hard drive where the operating system is installed. Suppose you have the operating system installed on the C drive and you have selected the Quick scan then the application will scan only C drive for spyware.

Full Scan will scan your complete PC including the operating system, program files as well as your files and documents. If your PC has more than one hard drive on it, you can select which hard drive you would like to scan in the Full Scan option. This is done by checking the appropriate checkbox before the hard drive letter (e.g., C:) in the Full Scan window.

Deep Scan: Deep Scan option does special spyware scan through out the drive so that Spyware Detector catches more special spyware entries. It takes more time in first scan but subsequent scan will take less time to scan special spyware on the drive.

Custom Scan will scan only the selected locations by the user.

Click on the scan option you want to perform and scanning will start. A list of all the spyware that are detected will be shown in the interface while scanning.

If at any time during scanning if you want to pause the scan click on the Pause button present on the main product interface. When you wish to resume paused scan then click on the Resume button. You can stop the scanning by clicking on the Stop button.

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