How do I disable common spyware software?

General • 1 September 2006

SpyBot TeaTimer

  1. Open Spybot and click on Mode and check Advanced Mode
  2. Check yes to next window.
  3. Click on Tools in bottom left hand corner.
  4. Click on System Startup icon.
  5. Uncheck Teatimer box.
  6. Click Allow Change box.

You can follow this link if you need help: http://russelltexas.com/malware/teatimer.htm

SpywareGuard

Right click the running icon of SpywareGuard, it will open the program. Then go to Menu, file, exit.

Then confirm the program is closed.

SpySweeper

  1. Open it
  2. Click Options over to the left then program options
  3. Uncheck "load at windows startup".
  4. Over to the left click "shields" and uncheck all there.
  5. Uncheck "home page shield".
  6. Uncheck "automatically restore default without notification".

Ad-Watch

Right click on the Ad-Watch icon in the system tray. At the bottom of the screen you will see 2 options, "Active" and "Automatic".

Active: This will turn Ad-Watch OnOff without closing it. Automatic: Suspicious activity will be blocked automatically.

Uncheck both options as shown in the accompanying sample.

Spyware Doctor

  • Click the Spyware Doctor icon in the System Tray.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Startup Settings under Pick a Category.
  • Uncheck Run at Windows startup.
  • Click Apply and Exit Spyware Doctor

Spyware Doctor will also identify incorrectly identify us as 'spyware' and remove the program from your computer. To safe list our program you mad add us to the "Ignore List".

  1. Run a Spyware Doctor scan with ContentWatch installed
  2. In the results window, de-select all items except for ContentWatch
  3. With ContentWatch selected, click on the "(click to select which infections should be fixed)" link
  4. Choose "Move Checked to Ignore List"
  5. This will place ContentWatch applications in the Ignore list, and will allow the two applications to remain functional on the same machine.