Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: SpyBot won't run on Windows XP SP2

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2

    Unhappy SpyBot won't run on Windows XP SP2

    I just downloaded and installed Spybot Search & Destroy. My machine has a serious problem that has just developed while viewing a powerpoint file I downloaded fro the net. In a flash, the blue screen of death showed up and my antivirus (McAfee Security) has been knocked out. I cannot reinstall any virus scanner, I cannot do online scans of any kind, I cannot boot into safe mode in Windows XP SP2 and an error message comes up when I try to run Spybot that says: "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe is not a valid Win32 application." Did I download the wrong version? My machine also runs very slowly. I have installed a spyware program, xsoftse from pareto logic, and it finds a bunch of spyware of varying degrees of threat, supposedly "quarantines" them, but nothing changes. I have also done an "sfc /scannow" in Windows and no errors show up. I must conclude, then that there is either malware causing the problem or a driver has become corrupted. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Senior Member 129260's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Somewhere in the USA
    Posts
    1,139

    Lightbulb wow....

    Consider posting in the Malware Removal forum and having someone take a look at your system if you think you are infected. I say this because from the sound if it, you are very infected to the point that you need a malware specialist.

    If you decide to have an experienced malware removal specialist assist you, please follow the procedure in this link to run scans and produce a HijackThis log:

    * "BEFORE you POST"(READ this Procedure BEFORE Requesting Assistance).

    After you have completed the required scans and produced the requested logs, start your own thread in the Malware Removal forum, making sure to post the HijackThis log produced from the above instructions.
    "I am learning just like everyone else"
    new members!
    Custom built PC. Windows 7 pro x64 16GB Ram
    AMD FX 8 core 8350 Black edition
    SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0
    Asus HD 7870 2GB GDDR5

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default Thanks!

    I was hoping I wasn't imagining things. Thanks for your assistance.

  4. #4
    Senior Member 129260's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Somewhere in the USA
    Posts
    1,139

    Lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by wilberforce74 View Post
    I was hoping I wasn't imagining things. Thanks for your assistance.

    your quite welcome Glad to help!
    "I am learning just like everyone else"
    new members!
    Custom built PC. Windows 7 pro x64 16GB Ram
    AMD FX 8 core 8350 Black edition
    SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0
    Asus HD 7870 2GB GDDR5

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •