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    Question Does the Cancel button during update do anything?

    I'm just curious....
    Sometimes the mirrors have updates with bad checksums and the update stays on for a few minutes until it figures out that somthing's wrong. I usually figure it uut a bit earlier, so I try to click the Cancel button. When I do, nothing happens. So, I wanted to know: does the button hav any purpose, or is it there just for people to click on it and be satisfied when it finall closes by itself?
    Thanks

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    Spybot Advisor Team Zenobia's Avatar
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    I believe the cancel button not working is just a little boo-boo.
    It's supposed to work,but it doesn't.

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    I agree.

    I have the same problem on my XP computer.

    Also, I just spent a very frustrating 30 minutes on the phone trying to help my (computer illiterate) mother close Spybot after it failed to download an update.

    We finally ended up doing a control-alt-delete to close the program.

    She may now be questioning if I knew what I was doing when I installed this and Ad-Aware on her new computer?

    O

    p.s. Do I need to have JavaScript enabled to use the smilies in these forums?

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    Well,disabling javascript,I'm unable to click the smilies and have them show in my post.Though typing in the smilie,it does show.--> You'd type in : followed by ) for the smilie icon,for example,if you didn't want to enable javascript.
    hth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenobia
    Well,disabling javascript,I'm unable to click the smilies and have them show in my post.Though typing in the smilie,it does show.--> You'd type in : followed by ) for the smilie icon,for example,if you didn't want to enable javascript.
    hth.
    Thanks for the reply

    I had visited this Topic by TonyKlein in the Malware forum:

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=279

    and ended up here testing my system:

    http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/

    One of the suggestions was to use the Notify or Disable feature with Active scripting but I got tired of being Notified at every change of webpage so I Disabled the feature which seemed to create the issue with the smilies :( This is I guess why some forums show the character makeups for smilies? Oh well, I turned the active scripting back on, hopefully I will remain a safe surfer.

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    You're welcome.
    Here are the 15 smilies from the right,if you ever decide you want to disable active scripting again(in the order they appear,left to right):

    Code:
    :mad:  :p  ;) 
    :D  :crowned:  :bigthumb: 
    :o  :angel:  :) 
    :(  :confused:  :rolleyes: 
    :cool:  :eek:  :buried:

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    Thank you Zenobia

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    Also if you click on [More] in the smilie box it will show the codes for each one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi
    Also if you click on [More] in the smilie box it will show the codes for each one.
    Thanks tashi.

    And what should I find using that link; my all time favorite smilie hug:



    (I have this saved on my old Windows 98SE computer @ full size.)

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