View Full Version : "Z-Demon: Error During Check"

2005-11-20, 16:06

The above message appears after running the S&D program checking for problems. How should I deal with it, if at all ?

Thanks in advance


md usa spybot fan
2005-11-20, 16:34
What OS are you running? What version of Spybot are you running (Spybot > Help > About)?

Also please post the exact error the you are getting. The error can be found in the latest Checks.yymmdd-hhmm log. The actual detections (problems) that you are getting can be copied, pasted and edited as required into posts as follows:

By default there are two Checks.yymmdd-hhmm logs produced during a scan. The second Checks.yymmdd-hhmm has the details of what the scan found. A Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm log is produced if you fix or attempt to fix something.

There are two methods to view these reports and to copy them into the clipboard so that they can be pasted to posts, etc.
Method 1:
Go into Spybot > Mode > Advanced mode > Tools > View Reports > View Pervious reports. Look for the Checks.yymmdd-hhmm or Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm file that contains the desired information. Open it.
To copy it into the clipboard Right click > Select all. Right click > Copy.
Once the log is in the clipboard it can be pasted and edited as required.
Method 2
The Checks.yymmdd-hhmm and Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm files are stored in the following folders:
Windows 95 or 98:
C:\Windows\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs
Windows ME:
C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs
Windows NT, 2000 or XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs
Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the correct Checks.yymmdd-hhmm or Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm file. Double click on it and it should open with Notepad. Copy, paste and edit as required.

2005-11-22, 04:28
Attached is the latest log Spybot-Search and Destroy log dated Nov. 2, 2005.
All the problems found were reported as fixed after ruuning S&D.

But I find no reference in the log to the following error message that also appears on the screen after the check for problems is completed:
" Error During Check
Z-Demon [ungultiger datentype fur] "

Is this a significant problem ?

My OS is Windows XP (Home). Spybot version is 1.3


md usa spybot fan
2005-11-22, 06:29
re: Error during check!: Z-Demon (Ungültiger Datentyp für '') ()

To get rid of the error download and install Spybot-S&D 1.4:
Mirror selection (Download Spybot-S&D)

2005-11-22, 12:42
Is it necessary to uninstall 1.3 before downloading and installing the newer 1.4 version ?

Thanks you


md usa spybot fan
2005-11-22, 14:01
re: Uninstall.

Please see:

2005-11-22, 14:34
* FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How to uninstall?
* The direct download link is:
* Download the file.
* Double click on it
* Answer Yes then OK

When I click on this link I just get a text file. Where can I find the download (.exe) file ?



md usa spybot fan
2005-11-22, 15:00
Firstly that step is optional.

Secondly that link is to the following .reg file not a .txt file:

2005-11-22, 15:43

I can see it is a .reg file, but this is what I get when I click on the file address. How do I download and execute this ? :confused:



[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PepiMK Software\SpyBotSnD]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PepiMK Software\SpyBotSnD]


[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Spybot - Search & Destroy_is1]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}]



2005-11-26, 09:29
"How do I download and execute this ?"

Try right-click on link choose save target as, not open.