After downloading the package, simply start the installer. During installation a few questions regarding package placement are asked after which the atomsnet application is installed on the user's computer. After this process a program link should have been added in the user's start menu.
In most cases no configuration is necessary to start working with the program. For safety the application will ask the user to check the settings upon starting the program for the first time, but it is generally safe to leave most settings as they are. The only setting that might be of interest is the 'remote server'. Atomsnet isn't preconfigured to connect to a network of active servers. If you do want to become part of an active p2p network you will have to add the IP address and portnumber of a running server here. A good source for server addresses is the discussion board at the atomsnet website.
Uninstalling the program can be accomplished by clicking on the start menu link below the application link. The automated uninstaller will then completely remove all references to atomsnet on the user's computer. Only when a user has added new files such atomsnet databases or webpages in the atomsnet directory will this location exist after uninstallation. Removing these files and deleting the directory has to be done by hand in that case. It is important, however, to run the uninstaller prior to deleting the directory by hand. Otherwise some references to the applications will remain on the local computer.