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    Default Spybot 1.5 beta bugs and false positives.

    XP home SP2, IE 7, WMP 11 All updates.

    I downloaded and installed (after complete uninstall of 1.4) Spybot 1.5 beta from Neowin site. Fully updated, including beta.sbi. Teatimer not set to run.

    I found the following bugs/false positives.

    1. With SDHelper enabled, I cannot open the pages to SuperAntiSpyware, nor its forum:
    http://www.superantispyware.com/
    http://forums.superantispyware.com/index.php
    I just get a blank page, no message.

    Unchecking SDhelper in Tools/resident, closing/reopening IE, I can access those sites. So it is definitely SDHelper that is blocking them.

    2. In settings, ignore cookies, the cookie for auto login to SuperAntiSpyware forums is shown in red (as if it were a tracking cookie). If I check it to save it, go out of ignore cookies, go back, I get a message

    You have excluded tracking cookies from the search. Do you really want to NOT check for them?

    If I click No, the cookie is unchecked. If I click yes, it is not clear whether all tracking cookies will not be searched for or just that one.

    What has Spybot got against SuperAntiSpyware? It is a perfectly respectable software, albeit you might consider it to be a competitor, that is no reason to
    disable access to its web pages with SDHelper enabled, nor to treat its autologin cookie as a tracking cookie. Version1.4 did not do this.

    3. Most tracks not showing up in scan.
    I have tracks.uti checked, nothing excluded. The only tracks that show up in the scan are Log and Common dialog. There were lots more with v 1.4.

    --- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.5 (build: 20070525) ---

    2007-06-15 blindman.exe (1.0.0.6)
    2007-06-15 SDMain.exe (1.0.0.4)
    2007-06-15 SDUpdate.exe (1.0.6.3)
    2007-06-15 SDWinSec.exe (1.0.0.8)
    2007-06-15 SpybotSD.exe (1.5.1.10)
    2007-06-15 TeaTimer.exe (1.5.0.9)
    2007-06-17 unins000.exe (51.46.0.0)
    2007-06-15 Update.exe (1.4.0.5)
    2007-05-23 advcheck.dll (1.5.3.0)
    2007-04-02 aports.dll (2.1.0.0)
    2007-04-02 DelZip179.dll (1.79.5.3)
    2007-06-15 SDHelper.dll (1.5.0.6)
    2007-01-02 Tools.dll (2.0.1.0)
    2007-06-13 Includes\Beta.sbi (*)
    2005-02-16 Includes\Beta.uti
    2007-06-13 Includes\Cookies.sbi (*)
    2007-05-30 Includes\Dialer.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\DialerC.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\Hijackers.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\HijackersC.sbi (*)
    2006-10-27 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\KeyloggersC.sbi (*)
    2007-05-30 Includes\Malware.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\MalwareC.sbi (*)
    2007-03-21 Includes\PUPS.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\PUPSC.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\Revision.sbi (*)
    2007-05-30 Includes\Security.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\SecurityC.sbi (*)
    2007-06-06 Includes\Spybots.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\SpybotsC.sbi (*)
    2005-02-17 Includes\Tracks.uti (*)
    2007-05-16 Includes\Trojans.sbi (*)
    2007-06-13 Includes\TrojansC.sbi (*)
    2007-06-06 Plugins\TCPIPAddress.dll


    I am reverting to 1.4 for now, as I definitely want to be able to use SDHelper and be able to delete some tracks.

    Please let us know when the above are fixed.
    Please let me know

    PS Found the SDHelper log, that clearly shows it is blockin Superantispyware:

    17/06/2007 04:37:49 Blocked HTTP://FORUMS.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/INDEX.PHP: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    17/06/2007 04:44:00 Blocked HTTP://WWW.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    17/06/2007 04:44:33 Blocked HTTP://WWW.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    17/06/2007 04:44:39 Blocked HTTP://WWW.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    17/06/2007 04:45:56 Blocked HTTP://WWW.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/?TAG=SUPERANTISPYWARE: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    17/06/2007 04:47:57 Blocked HTTP://WWW.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    17/06/2007 04:48:02 Blocked HTTP://WWW.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    17/06/2007 04:48:41 Blocked HTTP://WWW.SUPERANTISPYWARE.COM/: /AntiSpyWare2007 (Blacklisted URL)
    Last edited by Rosenfeld; 2007-06-17 at 06:29. Reason: Added information.

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    What is new in this version ?

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    You ask what's new:

    I have not seen a change log, except it is now "Works with Vista" (not relevant for Windows XP users, of course).

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

    But there have clearly been some changes, judging from the fact that individual components have different version numbers from their equivalents in 1.4. Changes appear to be mainly internal. From user's perspective there are no major changes in functionality; minor changes to the GUI and a few of the icons, and new pop up interface when checking for updates.

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    First, this is not really a public beta; it is a version that's not secret, but was intended for some pre-beta-release tests by a few people. I guess someone just tried a few likely filenames on the server when the beta was announced

    1/2. Might be due to "antispyware.com" being added in an unsecure way to the block list (like the something...gator.com F/P we had a few years ago).

    3. I'll look into that.

    Regarding the changes, they are, as guessed, not to be found in the UI really
    A real list will be available with the real public beta then...
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    Thanks for response. Sorry if I jumped the gun.

    I did post separately in http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=13375

    asking if it was the official 1.5 beta, but Tashi's reply was a little ambiguous, so I thought I'd try anyway.

    At least you'll have the chance to fix the things I found before the official release :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepiMK View Post
    First, this is not really a public beta; it is a version that's not secret, but was intended for some pre-beta-release tests by a few people.
    Care for a few more volunteers?

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    Well, sinee someone (Neowin) already found out the link where the current version is, why not?

    spybotsd15.exe
    (Newer than the one on Neowin Still called beta though)
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