How do I enable Live Protection?

To enable Live Protection:

  • Open Spybot by right-clicking on the Spybot icon and choosing the option to “Run as administrator”.
  • Run as Administrator

  • Click on the Live Protection status in the Start Center.
  • This will open up the Live Protection Settings.
  • If you see “Live Protection is not installed”, click on “Show Live Protection advanced controls”.
  • Click on “Install Live Protection”.
  • If you receive an error message saying “Live Protection System Driver could not be installed”, you will have to restart your PC in order to re-attempt the installation.
  • Once you have restarted your machine, please open Spybot.
  • You should see a dialog asking you whether or not to install Live Protection.
  • Click Yes.
  • Live Protection should now be enabled.
    • If you do not see this dialog, you will have to reinstall Spybot.

      • Before reinstalling Spybot, you must uninstall the old installation.
      • Please see here for instructions on how to uninstall Spybot.
      • Alternatively, you can run the Spybot installer, which will detect the current installation and offer to uninstall it.
      • Once you have uninstalled Spybot and restarted your machine the installation should begin automatically.
      • Spybot 2.4 can be downloaded from here.
      • If you are a licensed user, you can download your license installer from the original email that was sent to at the time of purchase.
      • If you do not have your license installer, you can request that your license be resent to you by filling in the form here.
      • During the installation process you should see a dialog prompting you to “Install Live Protection”.
      • Click “Yes”.

      If Live Protection is still not enabled, please go to the Live Protection settings in Spybot, and then click “Install Live Protection”.

      • When Live Protection has been successfully installed, you can then click “Activate Live Protection”.
      • Live Protection will then be enabled and actively protecting your PC.

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