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  1. Cancel all conspiracy theories for today, thank...

    Cancel all conspiracy theories for today, thank you:

    1. A problem with StatCounter was fixed by someone telling me to set something, a "something" I had set and forgotten. Changed one digit in the...
  2. Thanks for the information. It turns out to be...

    Thanks for the information. It turns out to be stranger than I thought:

    1. I use Spyware Blaster; I'd long forgotten about its (kindly notice correct spelling, with no apostrophe--one of my...
  3. Not Actually Fixing Problems, It Would Appear

    Firefox 3.5.4 (as of a short while ago), Vista Home Premium, Spybot 1.6.2.

    I've been a bit suspicious about Spybot's removing tracking cookies recently, so I took a screen shot after last week's...
  4. 1. Use a large sledge hammer on your computer. ...

    1. Use a large sledge hammer on your computer.

    2. Cast anathema thereupon.

    3. Run away to an island without any electricity.

    4. If numbers 1-3 don't work, then start here:
    ...
  5. I run Firefox 3.5 and Spybot 1.6.2 under Vista...

    I run Firefox 3.5 and Spybot 1.6.2 under Vista Home Premium, and have no problem with Spybot immunization. For that matter, I never saw any immunization problems during the many, many nightly...
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    Standard procedure: Enter the file name into the...

    Standard procedure: Enter the file name into the web search engine of your choice, you'll find quite a few links to that file, such as
    ...
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    I demand my money back. Why? I downloaded...

    I demand my money back.

    Why?

    I downloaded 1.6.1.38, installed it over the latest release version, restarted the computer, updated the files, etc., and ran Spybot.

    So?

    Well, everything...
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    Firefox 3 Notification

    It occurs to me that, if I am correct that Firefox 3 must be closed for Spybot 1.6 to scan the FF 3 bookmarks, there needs to be some type of notification of this to the Spybot users, a notification...
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    Report inTechnical Language

    Bis repetita placent

    Translation: "I installed and ran RC2. It worked so well that it only took approximately one minute to scan my Firefox 3 bookmarks."

    (Actually, the Latin means `The things...
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    You are not the only one: I was having a serious...

    You are not the only one: I was having a serious Comodo firewall problem a few weeks ago. There were some messages on the relevant forum about this problem, so I added my own request for assistance....
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    Much More Betterer Like

    Downloaded file, extracted .exe to Spybot folder; closed Firerfox. Opened Spybot, ran check; less than two minutes, approximately, to scan bookmarks.

    While I don't know what Spybot is now doing,...
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    As Threatened, I Have Returned.

    The forum software would not allow me to post the wonderful verbiage I had added to my previous missive, so herewith enclosed please find whatever it is that is enclosed:

    A. I deleted the...
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    Screen Name Entirely Too Accurate

    As if I were not "Always Confused", now I am always confused....

    1. I set the FF config option to force FF to export my bookmarks as an html file; that resulted in bookmarks.html, 914 KB.

    2. I...
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    Question: When you wrote that earlier beta...

    Question: When you wrote that earlier beta versions did not support Firefox 3, does that mean that the Spybot status bar indication of Spybot's checking the Firefox bookmarks was false information?
    ...
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    Fatal Error Redux 2

    1. The .dll running with Spybot is the one in the Spybot folder.

    2. Downloaded/installed the .dll from the URL you supplied.

    3. Firefox closed while running Spybot.

    4. Now, to the pertinent...
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    SQlite3.dll is in the Spybot--S&D folder (no...

    SQlite3.dll is in the Spybot--S&D folder (no version stated); copies also exist in Program Files\Mozilla Firefox (Version 3.5.4.1)and C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\xxxyyyzzz\etc, infinitum, et.al.
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    Fatal Error Redux

    1. Open Spybot, remove all immunization.

    2. Open Control Panel, start process to remove Spybot; encounter, five or six times, an error message:

    "Service `SBSD Security Center Service" failed to...
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    Betas 1 & 2 worked. Fatal Error: ...

    Betas 1 & 2 worked.


    Fatal Error:

    Installed RC1, ran Check, which hung on Firefox bookmarks.

    I clicked on "Stop check", which put a message in the status bar that Spybot was checking...
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    I'd say that delaying beta 2 was hard work, but...

    I'd say that delaying beta 2 was hard work, but as causing trouble is one of the few things at which I am good....

    "...are in use and cannot be removed" might be even better.

    I'm glad you...
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    I'll "remained" you, too.

    Sirs, madams, and whomever else:

    A pox on you, fie, out, out damned "remained"....

    If one allows 1.6.0 to remove temporary files, and if the process finds that some of said files are in use...
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    Chuckle, chuckle, at myself: I had recently...

    Chuckle, chuckle, at myself: I had recently deselected a number of the immunization entries in order to fix others. For some strange reason, when I tried to immunize yesterday, Spybot refused to...
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    They are here, and they have brought a new...

    They are here, and they have brought a new problem: I've tried immunizing three times, restarting Spybot and trying to immunize yet again. This causes me to be left with these unimmunized entries:
    ...
  23. I, too, am getting an error when trying to start...

    I, too, am getting an error when trying to start Spyware Blaster, version 4.0.0.0, after updating Spybot version 1.5.2.20 a few minutes ago, using Windows Vista Home Premium.

    "Error Access...
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm going to assume that...

    Thanks for the reply. I'm going to assume that something deleted the normal Spybot BHO, quite likely my registry clearner, even though--as I wrote--that never happened before.

    I updated to xx.19...
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    Sudden BHO Insall Attempt by Spybot

    Spybot 1.5.1.18, last updated 2Jan08.

    Windows XP Home, SP2.

    I just started Spybot to check the immunization, whereupon Spybot apparently (according to SpySweeper) tried to install a BHO in IE....
  26. Firefox Immunization Dropped and a Related Question

    1. Yesterday, after doing some computer maintenance that required a reboot, I started Spybot, and found that sixty-two items for Firefox, previously immunized, were no longer immunized. Ran...
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    I would add that I went through the recent Spybot...

    I would add that I went through the recent Spybot beta-test period, then installed Spybot 1.5.1 and, a few days ago, 1.5.1.16.

    Meanwhile, I always had Spy Sweeper installed and running, with the...
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    Just updated Spybot; I'm pleased to be able to...

    Just updated Spybot; I'm pleased to be able to report that the Hosts file immunization problem appears to have been resolved by my previous adding the Spybot hosts file.
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    1. I had, per your previous instructions, added...

    1. I had, per your previous instructions, added the Spybot host lists during the beta test. Following your current instructions, I did so again a few minutes ago. This process took a while, so...
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    Hosts File Immunization, Redux

    Spybot 1.5.1.15, Windows XP Home (SP2)

    This may be a continuation of the immunization problems I reported during the beta-test period: For both of the two latest data-file updates (including...
  31. Please note: I am not being argumentative, merely...

    Please note: I am not being argumentative, merely raising a few points:

    1. I use Firefox 2.0.0.6 (.7 has not yet shown up).

    2. I use Spybot 1.5.1.15.

    3. I immunize Firefox, which causes no...
  32. First of all: Reinstalling Firefox rarely fixes...

    First of all: Reinstalling Firefox rarely fixes anything. That is because nearly all FF problems are in its profile, not in the program:

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder

    Next, follow...
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    First, I'm not talking the Enterprise edition,...

    First, I'm not talking the Enterprise edition, but the home one; second, for every revue of nearly every antivirus program, one can easily find another that contradicts the first. Enough said.
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    Yes, I left the HOSTS file as writable; I'm not...

    Yes, I left the HOSTS file as writable; I'm not certain when it reverted to Read Only. Thus, I don't know if it was writable during the immunization process, and wonder if it now being read-only...
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    Results of testing: 1. Changed HOSTS from Read...

    Results of testing:

    1. Changed HOSTS from Read Only, to allow editing.

    2. Opened HOSTS in WordPad, removed all Spybot-supplied entries (except, of course, the "This was placed here by Spybot"...
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    No one who understands me is [fill in the blank...

    No one who understands me is [fill in the blank as you best see misfit...].

    Agreed, and I'll get to this today/tomorrow/"soon."
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    Yes, I know that. What I meant was that, if the...

    Yes, I know that. What I meant was that, if the first trial does not work, then I'll have to follow more of your directions and, if necessary, keep on testing, something I'm not quite ready to do at...
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    Yes, Spy Sweeper has a form of Hosts file...

    Yes, Spy Sweeper has a form of Hosts file protection, but I doubt that that is causing any problems with Spybot. As I wrote earlier, when trying to run Spybot's Immunize function, Spy Sweeper is not...
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    That's something I've been wondering about (and...

    That's something I've been wondering about (and meaning to ask about here.)

    I'm using Spyware Blaster, Spy Sweeper, and McAfee Security Center. Neither Spy Sweeper nor McAfee has "complained";...
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    I don't know: I decided to run Immunize once...

    I don't know: I decided to run Immunize once more, while I was eating breakfast. When I returned to the computer room, I found that the process had, finally, finished, and now I have everything...
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    Will Not Immunize Hosts File

    After installing today's updates, I closed Spybot (1.5.1.14), restarted it, went into Immunize.

    Immunize ran until it go to the Windows Global (Hosts) area, whereupon it stopped, with 425 entries...
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    Okay, but again, no, as I wrote: I updated Spybot...

    Okay, but again, no, as I wrote: I updated Spybot yesterday monring, and ran Immunization.

    It was after I had immunized Spybot, with no further updates to Spybot, that the immunization for Firefox...
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    No, no updates to Firefox for some time now: Last...

    No, no updates to Firefox for some time now: Last update shown in my Firefox update history was 28 July 2007.

    The only other updates/installs were the extensions I mentioned in my first message in...
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    Firefox Immunization Conundrum

    Firefox 2.0.0.6; Windows XP Home, SP2; Spybot 1.5.1.14.

    I've seen this a few times before: Yesterday, everything was immunized. This morning, in my in-use Firefox profile, there were eight-each...
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    [Fixed] Repeatable Crash

    Open Spybot 1.5.1.14, go to "Recovery": Try to close Spybot, it will crash every time.

    I don't know for certain when this started, but I do see it now, after having run a scheduled scan last night...
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    Sorry, I failed to state that this was with...

    Sorry, I failed to state that this was with Windows XP Home, SP2.

    (As a charter member of KICS, "Keep It Complicated, Stupid"), I hereby offer you the opportunity to provide that much more...
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    Possible Start-Up Problem

    No way to reproduce this, at least not that I am aware of, so it is posted only to report that it happened:

    Installed v. 1.5.1.14, went into Immunization, where I was told that it likely would not...
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    Any assistance with this?

    Any assistance with this?
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    I know how to get to the Scheduler; after all, it...

    I know how to get to the Scheduler; after all, it is already set to do a scheduled scan.

    Thus, I don't understand your reply, which does not tell me what, if anything, I should change to fix the...
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    Scheduled Scan Oddity

    This happens every week when a scheduled scan runs, and it never happens when I run a scan manually:

    "The fax receiver failed to open." When I cancel that message, I get another pop-up that the...
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