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    Default Cannot immunize global hosts...

    Hello! I'm not an incredibly computer savvy person, so please bear with me... So I recently built a computer, and now I'm in the process of getting the kinks worked out. I'm working off Windows 7 64-bit and have installed Spybot S-D (still doing research on antivirus). I fully updated it, immunized my system and created a restore point. Unfortunately my system crashed soon thereafter and now when I check the immunization screen I have 42 files I can't immunize because I must "run the application elevated as an administrator". But I am running under the admin user profile... These files are mostly IE domains, some are windows global hosts. My primary browser is firefox. Windows defender scans reveal nothing. I can only guess if these files warrant any further investigation. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Sorry for writing a book...

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    Hello,

    Windows Vista/Windows 7 might tell you that you are not being allowed to operate at the administration level of your computer.
    You can solve this problem as follows:
    Right-click the Spybot - Search & Destroy entry in your start menu,
    instead of just left-clicking to start it.
    Then, choose Run as administrator from the context menu.
    You will find a screenshot of this problem in our FAQ.

    Best regards
    Sandra
    Team Spybot

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    *palms face in disbelief* Duh, of course it's that obvious. Well, thanks for helping a noob out, I appreciate it!

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    Default Run as administrator

    I never would have guessed in a million years. Thank you.
    Last edited by SPFLDnet; 2010-05-22 at 15:44.

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