On my Vista portable PC, I have not been able to download updates anymore for quite a few weeks now. As I have preset Spybot to automatically download updates upon opening, it always requests me to choose a download mirror, when the proper window closes as fast as it has opened, denying me the ability to do so.
I already uninstalled/re-installed SB about three or four times, each time choosing the proper mirror to download from: nothing matters.
If this keeps goin'on, I'll find myself obliged to choose another anti-spyware when I have been using SB for over five years now.
Yes,when I set Spybot to automatically download when opening,the same thing happened.
For now,you could uncheck that,and check for updates on your own as a workaround,so you could get the latest updates.Mode->Advanced Mode->Settings->Settings...scroll down to web update,then uncheck Search the web for new versions at program start.