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    Update to SS&D on Windows 10 build 10240

    Version 1.6.2.46 installed without incident on the new Windows 10 build. As I write this, it's running an initial scan.

    Score another one for Spybot 1.6, although it's too bad that it couldn't...
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    The end of the road for SS&D 1.6 ?

    This morning, I installed Windows 10 build 10240 over build 10162. I've had every Win10 build released to the Slow ring ever since the first Technical Preview version came out. SS&D 1.6.2.46 ran fine...
  3. Well, I guess that's my answer.

    Well, I guess that's my answer.
  4. Does the Spybot S&D Personal Edition CD still work?

    Tonight I went to check a laptop with the Personal Edition bootable CD, and I was unable to get updated definition files, with the following error message:

    "Error retrieving update info file".
    ...
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    Labs that test anti-malware applications

    Hi,

    I've seen a number of websites from services that run performance tests on a variety of free and commercial anti-virus programs (Norton, Kaspersky, MSE, etc.), but I have not come across any...
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    Hi Bitman, I hear you. Most of the sales...

    Hi Bitman,

    I hear you. Most of the sales growth, today and in the coming years, will come in the tablet and smartphone areas. Certainly they're getting the lion's share of media attention. (And I...
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    Hi Bitman, Thanks for the inside scoop. So...

    Hi Bitman,

    Thanks for the inside scoop. So that's how PC prices came down. You obviously know what you're talking about!

    I'm not surprised to hear that Sony got out of the business. Last year...
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    Scan option in file context menu

    HI,

    In another thread I reported installing SS&D 1.6.2.46 in Windows 8 Developer Preview, to see if it worked (and it did). But when I right-clicked on a folder in Windows Explorer, I was...
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    Wow, Spybot IS that amazing. :cool: I was out...

    Wow, Spybot IS that amazing. :cool:

    I was out of the PC market for ten years after I bought my Windows 98 computer. (And that one still works great!) At some point during that period, the model...
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    Spybot works in Windows 8

    Hi,

    I've been trying out the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and I'm happy to report that Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2 works to perfection in that operating system. Remarkably, SS&D works on every...
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    I took too long to find the solution, so I had to...

    I took too long to find the solution, so I had to write it in a separate post:

    The key is that you need to go into the Hosts file's Properties, and uncheck the "Read-only" attribute. Having done...
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    tashi (or anybody else who can answer this), ...

    tashi (or anybody else who can answer this),

    OK, so I went to modify the Hosts file to add a couple of lines. I tried to do this in Notepad. When I went to save the file, I got a pop-up box that...
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    tashi, Thank you very much for the reply --...

    tashi,

    Thank you very much for the reply -- you've provided all the information that I was looking for!

    :thanks:

    --JorgeA
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    Can I add an entry to the Hosts file?

    Hi,

    I have two questions regarding the hosts file:

    1) Can I manually add an entry to it?

    2) Will the line that I manually added, disappear the next time Spybot updates the immunizations?
    ...
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    Well, we finally solved it. After hitting...

    Well, we finally solved it.

    After hitting "ESC" in the boot screen to get to the Boot Menu, I would select the DVD-RAM drive, then press ENTER. So far, so good. The problem was that then there...
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    Can't Boot into Spybot CD

    Help!

    My wife's PC experienced a strange popup while she was surfing the Web, and now she can't open her Norton Internet Security to check that everything's OK. :fear:

    I tried running the SS&D...
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    darenhoff, I'm not sure who's fighting in this...

    darenhoff,

    I'm not sure who's fighting in this thread. :confused: We're discussing the eventual end of support for Spybot on older Windows versions and what we can do about it when the time comes....
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    Hi Dave, Wow, you really have done your...

    Hi Dave,

    Wow, you really have done your homework! You Win98 security measures are even more comprehensive than mine (see post #3 in http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=61843). Several of...
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    Well, that's too bad. I'll keep downloading new...

    Well, that's too bad. I'll keep downloading new definitions files each week till the SS&D folks stop providing them for the current version of Spybot.

    BTW, I did eventually get Spybot to do a...
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    Hi Lancer, Thanks a bunch for the new links!...

    Hi Lancer,

    Thanks a bunch for the new links! :bigthumb:

    The only one I knew about was for the USB driver from technicalassistance.co.uk. When I clean-installed Win98 last week, that was the...
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    Lancer, Thanks for the links! I'm aware of the...

    Lancer,

    Thanks for the links! I'm aware of the MFSN Win98 forum, and it is great. MDGX didn't ring a bell just looking at the link, but when I went in I did remember it -- it's crammed to the top...
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    Thanks for the kind comments, drragostea! The...

    Thanks for the kind comments, drragostea!

    The troubles that crop up with such an old system got me to learn some things about the workings of PCs in general and Windows in particular. I discovered...
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    Thanks for the advisory concerning Spybot's...

    Thanks for the advisory concerning Spybot's support for Win98. It's too bad, although I can understand why.

    Regarding the security aspects of continuing to use this OS, I employ several layers of...
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    Spybot DOES work on Windows 98 !

    Hello,

    Over the past couple of years I have started a number of threads to report that Spybot was having trouble finishing scans on my Windows 98 computer, and trying to solve the problem from...
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    drragostea, Well, if nothing else they sure...

    drragostea,

    Well, if nothing else they sure have caused a lot of confusion and worrying with the repeated warnings against Spybot.

    From what you know, is it safe/effective to run both Spybot's...
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    Gopher John, I'm happy with both products. I...

    Gopher John,

    I'm happy with both products. I just want to make sure that they do in fact work together without hidden conflicts. Symantec supporters gave a couple of specific ways that Spybot...
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    Norton Views on SS&D

    Hello,

    I just came across this thread http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-360/Possible-conflict-with-SPYBOT-SD-and-firewall/td-p/387372 over in the Norton Community.

    Any comments? I'm...
  28. Thanks Tom, I'll report it over there and see...

    Thanks Tom, I'll report it over there and see what happens.

    I'll post back here with the outcome.

    --JorgeA
  29. Norton Power Eraser thinks Spybot Hosts File is Bad

    Hello,

    Last night I ran the Norton Power Eraser, and it's claiming that my hosts file is "bad." I am posting the issue on this forum because (as far as I know) Spybot is my only source for the...
  30. Thread: Spybot 2.0 ????

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    This is very interesting! I have not been able to...

    This is very interesting! I have not been able to finish a Spybot scan on my Windows 98 PC since 2008 (maybe even 2007), although I do keep it installed for the resident protection. So I would be...
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    How to disable "Right Media" cookie

    Hi Sandra,

    Thanks for the link.

    However, I am reluctant to delete ALL cookies because it will reduce functionality.

    I did go into the Temporary Internet Files (from IE8: Tools --> Internet...
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    Hi Sandra, I use Internet Explorer 8, on a...

    Hi Sandra,

    I use Internet Explorer 8, on a Windows Vista PC.

    Let me know if you need more information.

    --JorgeA
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    Can't Get Rid of "Right Media" Cookie

    Hello,

    Every time I run a Spybot scan, the Problem results show one item highlighted in red -- the "Right Media" tracking cookie.

    Out of curiosity, I just ran two consecutive Spybot scans (with...
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    I agree -- I haven't had any problems (that I...

    I agree -- I haven't had any problems (that I know of) with Norton and Spybot working together.

    BTW, I too have N360.

    N360 sometimes does weird things. A couple of months ago it had some kind...
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    Final Update

    The CD worked to perfection on my Vista laptop.

    FWIW, while the PC that experienced the problem with the Spybot CD is an XP with the minimum required 512MB RAM, the Vista laptop has 4GB. Both have...
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    Further Update

    UPDATE 3: The scan appears to be running normally now. I even have the expected 1.29 million definitions showing up at the bottom.

    But it shouldn't be necessary to adopt a workaround method to get...
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    Update

    UPDATE: Spybot was not able to finish the scan I just described. I stepped away from that PC, and when I came back the display "xxx/783518" at the bottom had disappeared. When I tried to move the...
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    I want to report that I, too, had the...

    I want to report that I, too, had the "advcheck.dll" error the first time I ran Spybot off the bootable CD. Maybe it's some kind of bug or other issue that could use a little fixing.

    As I write...
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    Thank you, Zenobia, this is the information I was...

    Thank you, Zenobia, this is the information I was hoping for! :thanks:

    --JorgeA
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    Backup Hosts Files

    Hello,

    The C:\Windows directory in my Windows 98 PC contains quite a number of what appear to be backups of the hosts files. There is one for each time that I go into the Safer Networking server...
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    Alpha Quadrant, I appreciate your reply, this...

    Alpha Quadrant,

    I appreciate your reply, this is reassuring.

    The scanner looked through thousands of files where it gave a result of "nothing found." It was only those four .GRP or .GLB files...
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    What to do with Manual Scan Results?

    Hello,

    I recently joined my old Windows for Workgroups 3.11 PC to my home network. Out of curiosity, I ran a manual Spybot scan on the old PC off my Windows 98 machine, via the context menu that...
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    noel-pr7, Thanks very much for these links....

    noel-pr7,

    Thanks very much for these links. They're all definitely interesting, but Dr. Web looks especially appealing, as it seems to be fairly well rated in lab tests -- and it still works on...
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    noel-pr7, Thanks very much for the link....

    noel-pr7,

    Thanks very much for the link. TaskInfo looks very interesting. Could help me to monitor what's going on in the PC while Spybot is running a manual scan.

    --JorgeA
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    Thanks very much, Dave! It looks like I have some...

    Thanks very much, Dave! It looks like I have some homework to do. I will look into these.

    --JorgeA
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    Rogers, That's reassuring, good to know. I...

    Rogers,

    That's reassuring, good to know.

    I did the same thing (ignore all the dire warnings about incompatibilities) and everything seemed to work O.K. till about two years ago, when Spybot...
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    Thanks for the links, Tashi! I'm interested in...

    Thanks for the links, Tashi!

    I'm interested in this topic because I use both NIS and SSD. In fact I've had NIS on my Windows 98 PC since 2003 or so, and Spybot since about 2004. For four years...
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    Dave, Thanks very much for the info. I'll look...

    Dave,

    Thanks very much for the info. I'll look into every one of the products you mention.

    I'm looking especially for an up-to-date firewall and for a malware protector to complement Avast!...
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    Spybot and Norton

    Hello,

    I just found the following thread in the Norton Community forum, and I would like to get your reaction, thoughts, comments:
    ...
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    Thanks very much for the information, Trebor. I...

    Thanks very much for the information, Trebor. I may try that.

    It's been a while since the original post. Ultimately I managed to put an up-to-date copy of avast! on the old PC using the same kind...
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