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    Unhappy !!!Bad Check!!! Message

    On Monday, I tried to download the latest detection rules for Spybot and got this message: !!!Bad Check!!!. How do I work around this and get the detection rules I need to scan my computer for viruses?
    Last edited by tashi; 2010-09-29 at 19:06. Reason: Moved from Requests for additions to Spybot's detections

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    Hello slvr216,
    Quote Originally Posted by slvr216 View Post
    On Monday, I tried to download the latest detection rules for Spybot and got this message: !!!Bad Check!!!. How do I work around this and get the detection rules I need to scan my computer for viruses?
    Just to clarify, Spybot-S&D is not an anti virus program. The application searches for spyware, malware, adware, trojans, hijackers and keyloggers.

    Bad checksum messages can often be resolved by choosing another mirror.

    Which version of Spybot-S&D do you have? Open Spybot Search & Destroy > Help > About.

    Best regards.
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    I have version 1.6.2.46.

    The last date I could update the detection rules was on 9/15/2010. I update the rules every Monday morning. This is the second week that I have not been able to update.

    Thanks for responding to my post.

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    Hi slvr216,
    Quote Originally Posted by slvr216 View Post
    This is the second week that I have not been able to update.
    By any chance has the computer shown signs of infection?

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    HUmmm...web pages were taking a longer time to upload. There were pages I couldn't open. Are those signs of infection? I disconnected the wireless router,waited for 30 seconds,and things seemed to open faster.

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    Hello slvr216,

    Could you try this please, download the updates manually.

    The direct download link. Just download and run that file - it is self-installing.

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    Thanks for this information. I need to run this on my husband's computer, too. Can I save the file to a thumbdrive and run it on his machine?

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    Hello slvr216,
    Quote Originally Posted by slvr216 View Post
    I need to run this on my husband's computer, too.
    Two computers can't download updates? Are they networked?

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    We have two desktops and two laptops on a wireless network.

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    Can the other computers download updates?
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