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Using McAfee Virus Guard to detect and remove spyware Although McAfee Virus Guard is best-known for virus scanning and removal, it also detects programs that may be adware, spyware, Trojan horses, homepage hijackers, or web dialers.
Virus Guard consists of two programs:
Note: If you have installed Verizon Online with MSN Premium but never used Virus Guard, you must first install and activate the Virus Guard software.
Once you install the Virus Guard software, you can configure ActiveShield to run in the background whenever Windows is running. After you configure ActiveShield, no further action is required until it detects spyware. Then, a pop-up displays and you determine what action is taken.
If you suspect you have spyware on your computer, you should use VirusScan to scan your entire hard drive.
Manually scanning for spyware: