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    VistaPrint operate around the world and have many...

    VistaPrint operate around the world and have many country specific domain names - it is only the .com domain that is blocked in the Hosts file. If you are not in the USA try accessing your local...
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    I think you will find this error is coming from...

    I think you will find this error is coming from the server not your router. I have seen this 403 error on several websites I have managed and it is normally caused when the file or folder permissions...
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    Uninstalling Spybot doesn't undo any...

    Uninstalling Spybot doesn't undo any immunisations you may have applied.
    The Spybot immunisation option modifies standard security settings that are part of Windows, your Hosts file and your...
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    You are not very clear as to the exact symptoms...

    You are not very clear as to the exact symptoms of your problem.
    Has the "Home Page" been changed in your browser - or does an extra window/tab open that you are not expecting?
    Some websites...
  5. Vista - unlike XP - needs special permission to...

    Vista - unlike XP - needs special permission to run ANY program with full administrative rights.
    I'm really not sure why you can not see the "Run as Administrator" option in the right click menu....
  6. Rosenfeld: If you re-read the first post in this...

    Rosenfeld: If you re-read the first post in this thread you will see that Wanderer57 obviously knows how to find and unprotect the Hosts file under normal circumstances - as he has done it many times...
  7. Uninstalling Spybot will NOT remove the Hosts...

    Uninstalling Spybot will NOT remove the Hosts file immunisations - you would need to undo the immunisation to achieve that - but I guess that is blocked by the new Cisco update.

    Have you tried...
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    The only reason a reboot would be required would...

    The only reason a reboot would be required would be to unload resident modules that were still in memory. Having installed the latest Spybot and confirmed the status of the resident modules is...
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    A large Hosts file (200KB +) in XP and Vista...

    A large Hosts file (200KB +) in XP and Vista causes a slow response when opening new IE windows. The current Spybot immunisation creates a Hosts file of 312KB - if you have merged it with another...
  10. Sounds like something is blocking internet access...

    Sounds like something is blocking internet access for the Spybot update program - SDUpdate.exe
    The most likely culprit would be a firewall or possibly some other security program.

    Do you get the...
  11. I am almost certain this software is locking...

    I am almost certain this software is locking access to the Hosts file and probably a lot of other network/internet settings. The university tech support should be able to tell you whether they are...
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    Your question is not really very clear - but...

    Your question is not really very clear - but assuming my previous response was answering what you wanted to know - I will continue.

    If all you want is to ensure is that SDHelper is not active -...
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    If you are saying that you want "On-demand"...

    If you are saying that you want "On-demand" scanning ONLY - with no resident protection - that is possible.
    During the install just un-tick the two options for "Resident IE (SDHelper)" and...
  14. I don't think this is a problem with the Hosts...

    I don't think this is a problem with the Hosts Toggle utility.
    I think this error message is just confirming that something is "wrong" with the normal folder or file permissions for the Hosts file. ...
  15. Working on the Hosts file can be a pain as it is...

    Working on the Hosts file can be a pain as it is hidden in various ways to make it difficult to get to.
    To avoid all the hassle of finding and unprotecting the Hosts file I use a neat little utility...
  16. Io non parlare o leggere l'italiano, quindi sono...

    Io non parlare o leggere l'italiano, quindi sono rispondere a questa utilizzando Google Translate in entrambe le direzioni - cosė perdonare la formulazione e la grammatica.

    Vista ha bisogno di un...
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    No you do not need two versions - are they both...

    No you do not need two versions - are they both still functional?

    The current version is 1.6.2 - so both versions may be out of date.
    If you do not have 1.6.2 download from here:...
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    Have you checked that you have installed the MS...

    Have you checked that you have installed the MS Update for IE8 that was supposed to fix this issue?
    From the current news item on the Spybot website home page:


    See here:...
  19. Thread: Hosts files

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    There will only be one file called simply "HOSTS"...

    There will only be one file called simply "HOSTS" - this is the live version.
    The only version that a browser will load is this live version - all other files will be ignored.

    But there may be...
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    I think what Webroot's Tech Support were trying...

    I think what Webroot's Tech Support were trying to say is that various programs have a problem with extra large Hosts files.
    Spybot currently adds over 10,000 lines to the Hosts file which can...
  21. Thread: New to Spybot

    by DougCuk
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    All the scanning and spyware removal elements of...

    All the scanning and spyware removal elements of Spybot are "on-demand" and do not consume any RAM unless you run the program. So you can benefit from all the scanning and removal features with no...
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    The registry key that Spybot can set is called ...

    The registry key that Spybot can set is called NoBrowserOptions - the values are 0 or 1
    The NoBrowserOptions key would show in the righthand panel of Regedit.
    If this key doesn't exist then either...
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    Most likely someone has just used your email...

    Most likely someone has just used your email address as a cover for sending junk emails.
    That way you get all the complaints and all the failed to deliver messages.

    All they would need was to...
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    Temporarily disabling the Hosts file will test if...

    Temporarily disabling the Hosts file will test if non-Spybot entries in this file are responsible for your problem.
    You will need to close and re-open IE to load the new settings.
    Remember to...
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    Sounds like you used Spybot to alter some...

    Sounds like you used Spybot to alter some optional IE security settings.
    These registry tweaks are not part of Spybot itself and are not reversed when you uninstall Spybot.

    You could reinstall...
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    I can also reproduce this problem - but the...

    I can also reproduce this problem - but the current Spybot immunisations are not responsible.
    I ran some tests and excluded both the current Spybot and SpywareBlaster immunisations.

    However this...
  27. Thread: Rip Off?

    by DougCuk
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    If you run the Google search mentioned above you...

    If you run the Google search mentioned above you will see that the rogue websites appear in the "Sponsored Link" areas (top and right-side) of the search results.

    These are bought and paid for...
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    My experience has always been that you need to go...

    My experience has always been that you need to go back a click on the "Jump To" link a second time (once Regedit has opened) to get the specific registry key to open. I suspect that opening Regedit...
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    It's amazing how quickly people panic when things...

    It's amazing how quickly people panic when things stop working - and assume it must be a problem with their equipment or software. The first thing I did was check if the main Spybot website was...
  30. The tricky part about this problem is that it is...

    The tricky part about this problem is that it is not a Spybot problem per se. As I understand it the way Spybot adds itself to the context menu is highlighting problems with other programs default...
  31. Try resetting the MP3 association in MPlayer2...

    Try resetting the MP3 association in MPlayer2 itself.
    Start MPlayer2 - normally located at C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe
    Then View->Options->Formats and tick the MP3 box.
    ...
  32. Where the default action for a file-type is not...

    Where the default action for a file-type is not fully configured in the registry Spybot can accidentally hijack the default response - many have reported the same problem but with PDF files. If you...
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    The incorrect Spybot version number displayed by...

    The incorrect Spybot version number displayed by TeaTimer appears to be internal to the TeaTimer exe file - and not read from an external source.

    The Version info embedded in the TeaTimer file...
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    Just a quick suggestion. The default Spybot...

    Just a quick suggestion. The default Spybot install options include a selection box to force a download of new updates - which would no doubt fail with a Server related error, due to your current...
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    Wrong version number displayed by TeaTimer

    When I updated Spybot today it updated from v1.6.0.30 to version 1.6.2
    And now in the main program it shows as v1.6.2.46

    However when you check the version number from the Teatimer tray icon...
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    You would be better asking in the AVG Free...

    You would be better asking in the AVG Free Support Forum.

    However I did a quick search for you and found this thread http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?12,167934

    Essentially download the...
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    You would be better asking in the AVG Free...

    You would be better asking in the AVG Free Support Forum.

    I did a quick search for you and found this thread http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?12,167934

    Essentially try a repair installation...
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    TeaTimer warning re Avgrsstarter

    Several people have reported that AVG Free v8 has recently begun triggering a TeaTimer warning about an unlisted Registry change. The change is not in the current official TeaTimer Whitelist and so...
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    Just got the same warning myself - and tracked it...

    Just got the same warning myself - and tracked it down.
    The "Avgrsstarter" registry change relates to the following registry setting:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows...
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    Around 50MB appears to be normal for Teatimer -...

    Around 50MB appears to be normal for Teatimer - mine uses 49,616k - so just short of 50MB. And I believe this is using "Conserve Memory" mode (which is the the default).

    I have studied several...
  41. While WinMail may look like the Outlook Express...

    While WinMail may look like the Outlook Express we all came to trust - it is in fact a complete rewrite done specially for Vista and unfortunately it has many bugs and is prone to problems with its...
  42. I have also seen this duplication of each Firefox...

    I have also seen this duplication of each Firefox section in the immunisation listing on several different computers.
    One entry fully protected the other shown as unprotected.

    Any info on the...
  43. You are a software engineer and want a software...

    You are a software engineer and want a software solution - I'm more of a general/harware engineer so maybe I tend to take a more general approach to this type of problem.

    I suggest you have a...
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    The description on the Downloads page has not...

    The description on the Downloads page has not been updated either - still shows October 29th as the latest update - however the file you get if you download has a digital sig of November 5th. Someone...
  45. A basic summary would be: The Spybot...

    A basic summary would be:

    The Spybot immunisation feature provides protection against potential infections - and has the same meaning as a medical immunisation against a disease. It prevents a...
  46. The latest detection updates installer is...

    The latest detection updates installer is available from the Downloads page:
    http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html

    Or the direct link to the file is: ...
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    A number of threads on this forum have raised...

    A number of threads on this forum have raised this problem for several different - apparently random - filetypes. Many are titled cryptically and just ask how to disable the Spybot right click...
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    To expand on Drragostea's reply: The Spybot...

    To expand on Drragostea's reply:

    The Spybot immunisation feature provides protection against potential infections - and has the same meaning as a medical immunisation against a disease. It...
  49. This problem was resolved long ago - at the...

    This problem was resolved long ago - at the beginning of August I believe.

    The Active X false positive problem was resolved with the release of AVG v8.0.138 (aka SP1 update).
    The current version...
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    Just a note to confirm that the new version of...

    Just a note to confirm that the new version of SDHelper (aka Resident IE / Spybot SD BHO) is now on full release and will install if you run the standard update of Spybot v1.6

    This version fixes...
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