I installed Spybot today and it claims excite.com is a dangerous program and everytime I open the ie browser it states it is dangerous and i should block it and this happens with all of the exite news etc. I tried to exclude it and it still demands I block it! I will close or exit Spybot until I find out how to correct this error. I hate to because spybot is so highly recommended.
If you do not want to scan for excite's cookies:
Open Spybot>Mode>Advanced>Settings>Ignore Products.
Check the box next to excite in the large window listing the ignore products.
Alternatively, ensure you have Setting Spybot's IE Resident to "Block all pages silently":
Right click on resident icon in task tray >Mouse over Resident IE >Make sure "Block all pages silently" is ticked.
Go into Spybot-S&D > Immunize.
Look in the last section labeled "Permanently running bad download blocker for Internet Explorer".
In the pull-down below "Enable permanent blocking of bad addresses in Internet Explorer" there are three options:
Block all pages silently
Display dialog when blocking
Ask for blocking confirmation
Select "Block all pages silently".
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Thank you. I will keep your information in my file. Before reading your post I uninstalled Spybot from my computer. After reading your post I downloaded and installed Spybot again. After scanning for spyware it reported none found and excite loaded with no interference!