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  1. Absolutely not. Please re-read my original post....

    Absolutely not. Please re-read my original post. As I originally wrote,
    This happens when antivirus is disabled, and also on a lab computer that has Spybot and no antivirus.



    No way. I can...
  2. Resident Protection and SERIOUS Performance Problems

    I use both IE8 and Firefox on my 2GHz 4M WinXP laptop. I have Spybot installed on this laptop and also on all family WinXP computers. All SW & OS is updated weekly.

    For the past year using...
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    With Win98, when you allow the default swap file...

    With Win98, when you allow the default swap file behavior of letting Windows choose how to expand and contract, Windows will allocate about 50% of CPU resources when managing the size. Plus, you've...
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    Win98 does this by default, and it is a Very Very...

    Win98 does this by default, and it is a Very Very bad Thing because allowing the swap file to behave like this will seriously slow Windows 98.

    You need to set your swap file to a fixed size.
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    What do you mean by "pretty fast"? 90% of all...

    What do you mean by "pretty fast"? 90% of all laptop hard drives are terribly slow. You need something like a Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 to get a decently fast hard drive.

    Defragging the swap file...
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    A few suggestions: First, Spybot is taking up...

    A few suggestions:
    First, Spybot is taking up Virtual Memory (swap file) on startup. That's hard drive time. Defrag your hard drive. ESPECIALLY make sure your swap file is defragged and contiguous....
  7. Well, I tested it - looks like it does work!

    Well, I tested it - looks like it does work!
  8. Does that work? Does SDUpdate.exe accept command...

    Does that work? Does SDUpdate.exe accept command line switches? (I can't test it right now because I'm up-to-date)
  9. FEATURE REQUEST - Run Spybot program at low priority?

    Sorry for placing this here, but I get an error when I try to start a new thread in the Feature Request area.

    I know that the Spybot Settings allows the scan to run at a lower priority. However, I...
  10. Thank You! I graciously accept your...

    Thank You!


    I graciously accept your praise.:thanks:
  11. Actually, it's much simpler than that. For...

    Actually, it's much simpler than that. For one-shot setups for WinXP computers I don't maintain after they see me, I do the following:



    Log in as Administrator and set a password for that...
  12. @poolsharkzz, thanks for your comments! ...

    @poolsharkzz, thanks for your comments!

    Referring to those posters as charlatans is a bit harsh - I'd label them "pretenders".

    No, I don't blame Microsoft for any of these problems - I blame...
  13. There are no Spybot immunization problems. Only...

    There are no Spybot immunization problems. Only bad Spybot immunization techniques.

    It seems to me that anyone that is having problems with Spybot and IE8 is most probably NOT following a "best...
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are two completely...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They are two completely different programs that perform two completely different tasks, and on screen are only vaguely like each other.

    Jorge, I can't help you if you...
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    Norton Disk Doctor does not defrag the hard drive...

    Norton Disk Doctor does not defrag the hard drive - it only diagnoses and fixes file system errors. You need a separate application to defrag the hard drive. Norton has Speedisk to defrag the hard...
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    Oh, something else - to speed up the Spybot scan,...

    Oh, something else - to speed up the Spybot scan, defragmentation, system speed, etc. the VERY FIRST STEP on all computers (ESPECIALLY Windows 98 computers) is to completely delete all temp files. If...
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    Well, from what you wrote before, 776390 is the...

    Well, from what you wrote before, 776390 is the number of items it Spybot looking for, so I'm thinking that maybe the scan completed but ended poorly?

    Oh, if the suspect computer is a Windows 98...
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    Glad to read that you're making progress! BTW,...

    Glad to read that you're making progress!

    BTW, I've learned that when diagnosing/fixing a problem computer, to do it right it's best to not be in a rush...!

    Let me know how it works out! :santa:
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    Spybot can run out of the directory it was...

    Spybot can run out of the directory it was installed in because all files required are in the installation directory. At least, I was able to do that with v1.5.

    But I'm sorry, I forgot an...
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    You don't need to install Spybot on the suspect...

    You don't need to install Spybot on the suspect computer. And you do not need to download SpyBot to the CD-ROM.

    On a stable computer that is running Spybot normally, update the detections. Next,...
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    Did you follow my instructions EXACTLY? I did NOT...

    Did you follow my instructions EXACTLY? I did NOT suggest unchecking the hosts file box in SpyBot - I recommended cycling the permissions.

    Do you have any other applications on your computer, like...
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    Got it - THANKS!!!

    Got it - THANKS!!!
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    Well, yes, I'd run the scan with no internet...

    Well, yes, I'd run the scan with no internet connection (no connection at power-on boot). BUT, I'd also check the permissions on the Windows Hosts file.

    1. First, make sure that you are not...
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    Where is the Spybot Log File?

    I need to retrieve the Spybot log file from an unbootable hard drive (caused by a hardware failure).

    I need to pull out the results of the last Spybot scan. Can anyone please tell me what is the...
  25. "Outdated"? How do you define "outdated"? An...

    "Outdated"? How do you define "outdated"?

    An OS, like any tool, needs to be suited for the task. An OS, like any tool, is "outdated" only when it cannot effectively and efficiently perform the...
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    Are you logged in as an Administrator? That would...

    Are you logged in as an Administrator? That would explain the popup.

    Also, for badly infected computers, I highly recommend that you run the scan while NOT connected to the Internet. This prevents...
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