Could you go back into C:\ProgramData and open the Configuration file again.Scroll down to the [Automation\ProgramStart] part and change the 1 in Autocheck to a 0,so that the section looks like this:
Then,go to file and hit Save and exit Configuration.That should let you open Spybot manually without the Autocheck happening.Please let me know if that works before we continue.
That depends on how it was set-up.If you went into settings in Spybot yourself and set it to autoscan to go along with your scheduled scan,then when it runs the scheduled scan,the scan might not run,just the program will open.
Then rightclick Spybot and run as Admin.If Spybot isn't already in advanced mode,then click mode up top,and then advanced mode.Click settings,then Scheduler.
Maximize the Spybot window,and click Add to create a new task,then checkmark Fix problems after scheduled scan and Close program after finishing schedule if you want it to do that.Then click Edit,and that will open the Scheduled Task window,so you can setup the time you want it to run and any other settings you'd like to add.
Then click Add(Updater) for the scheduled update,and click Edit(Updater) to setup the time you'd like it to run and any other settings you wish.
That should let you be able to open Spybot manually any time you want,but still let the scheduled scan run as it should.
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I'm not sure what would cause the logfiles to go missing,there is nothing in Spybot that can be set to automatically get rid of old logfiles that I can recall.
Old logfiles can be deleted within Spybot under View Report,but you'd have to click Clean up old reports,then checkmark which ones you want deleted.
You could try checking in the recycle bin or searching for Checks or Fixes in case the logfiles were moved somehow.
For the scheduled scan,you could go to Task Scheduler,click on Task Scheduler Library,then doubleclick on the Spybot scheduled task,select the Triggers tab,click Edit,then adjust the scheduled scan time to two minutes ahead of the present time(if you decide to look in Scheduled Tasks at 9:41 p.m.,then adjust the scheduled scan time to 9:43 p.m.),press OK,then Ok again.If the scheduled scan starts,you'll know it's working,and you can then go back in and readjust the schedule to the time you want.