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Proactive Protection
Posted by Jason G. on 23 August 2010 07:55 PM

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 Auto-Protect is an important step to stopping those threats dead in their tracks.

If a threat 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 to another site.  Their motiviation might be to get you to download new adware/spyware, display ads to bring in revenue, or direct 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 or not to allow that change to be made.

Run at Windows Startup


Enabling this option will allow this program to run automatically whenever you turn on your computer.

In order to avoid conflicts with Microsoft Vista the option to run at windows startup is now configured by the installer, because the installer always runs with admin rights.  To change your Run At Startup preference simply run the installer again.  You can install directly over an old installation without losing your settings.
 
To stop the program from running at startup you can uninstall to remove the startup entry and then reinstall without selecting one of the run at startup options.  An uninstaller is located in this program’s installation directory and its name will start with “Unins”.
 
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