SpyHunter Mac User Guide

General settings

The "General" tab of the "Settings" allows you to further customize the behavior of SpyHunter for Mac:

  1. Automatically check for updates (1) – When this checkbox is selected, SpyHunter will automatically contact its servers periodically to check for the availability of new program and definitions updates. If a new program update is available, you will be prompted before its installation. You can manually check if any updates are available by clicking "Check for update now!"
  2. Start Scan on SpyHunter Launch (2) – When this checkbox is checked, SpyHunter will start a scan each time that the program is launched.
  3. Minimize SpyHunter at systems startup (3) – When this checkbox is checked, SpyHunter will start minimized, visible only in the status menu.
  4. Hide splash screen (4) – When this checkbox is checked, SpyHunter will not display a startup splash screen when launched.
  5. Disable Vulnerability scan (9) – This option allows you to disable SpyHunter for Mac's built-in Vulnerability scan during SpyHunter for Mac's standard "Malware/Mac Scan". If this checkbox is selected, you can still manually run a "Vulnerability" scan via SpyHunter for Mac's "Custom Scan" feature.
  6. Disable Privacy scan (10) – This option allows you to disable SpyHunter for Mac's built-in Privacy Issues scan during SpyHunter for Mac's standard "Malware/Mac Scan". If this checkbox is selected, you can still manually run a Privacy Issues scan via SpyHunter for Mac's "Custom Scan" feature.
  7. Disable Optimization scan – This option allows you to disable SpyHunter for Mac's built-in Optimization scan during SpyHunter for Mac's standard "Malware/Mac Scan". If this checkbox is selected, you can still manually run an Optimization scan via SpyHunter for Mac's "Custom Scan" feature.
  8. Do not repeat whitelisted items in future scan results – By checking the checkbox you will exclude previously detected whitelisted objects from future scans.
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