Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Spybot Won't Let me remove issues because it says I'm not an administrative

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3

    Default Spybot Won't Let me remove issues because it says I'm not an administrative

    For the first time I tried to use Spybot but the 2 issues can't be removed because it says "I am not an administrator."

    Why is this happening and how do I show I am an administrator?

    Thanks,
    CF
    Last edited by tashi; 2011-05-10 at 06:40. Reason: Moved from the malware removal forum

  2. #2
    Member of Team Spybot tashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    32,909

    Default

    Hello craigfenton,

    "On Windows Vista and Windows 7, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to perform some actions, since they require Administrator rights. You can solve this problem as follows:

    1. Right-click the Spybot - Search & Destroy entry in your start menu, instead of just left-clicking to start it.
    2. Choose Run as administrator from the context menu."

    From our FAQ here: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/faq/42.html

    There is also a screen shot.

    Best regards.
    Microsoft MVP. Consumer Security 2006-2014


  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3

    Default Option is not available in start menu for admin

    Thanks for reply but when you click start menu/spybot left or right click nowhere is an option for administrative use.

    Any other way to get around this please?

    Thanks,
    CF

  4. #4
    Member of Team Spybot tashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    32,909

    Default

    Hi craigfenton,

    What is your operating system please.
    Microsoft MVP. Consumer Security 2006-2014


  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3

    Default Got it to work, there was one more step, thank you

    Thank you for responding twice. It is appreciated.

    There was one more step before they right click would show the Administrator Option.

    Have a fantastic Tuesday,
    CF

  6. #6
    Member of Team Spybot tashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    32,909

    Default

    Cheers, thank you for letting us know.
    Microsoft MVP. Consumer Security 2006-2014


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •