Removing spyware and malware from a Windows computer

A popular application to remove spyware and malware from Windows computers is called "Anti-Malware," which is produced by a company called Malwarebytes. Anti-Malware will search for, and remove, much of the spyware and malware hidden on your computer. You will find step-by-step instructions at the links below.

Downloading and installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for the first time

  1. Downloading and installing Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for Windows computers
  2. Using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on a Windows computer

NOTE
In addition to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware application, you can also use Windows Defender on Windows Vista or Windows 7 computers. Windows Defender comes pre-installed with the operating system.

Using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on an infected Windows computer

  1. If Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is installed on your computer, and you know or suspect your computer is infected, follow these instructions to remove the spyware and malware.
  2. If Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not installed on your computer, and you know or suspect your computer is infected, follow these instructions to remove the spyware and malware.