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    Default Administrator privileges

    Hi, have just run spybot, but when I try to immunise, I am told that I am not running as an administrator, so I cannot use this function. How do I get around this please?

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    Steve Pugsley

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    Hello stevepugsley,

    "On Windows Vista and Windows 7, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to perform some actions, since they require Administrator rights. You can solve this problem as follows:

    1. Right-click the Spybot - Search & Destroy entry in your start menu, instead of just left-clicking to start it.
    2. Choose Run as administrator from the context menu."

    From our FAQ here: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/faq/42.html

    There is also a screen shot, hope that helps.

    Best regards.
    Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2018-
    Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018
    Microsoft Consumer Security MVP 2006-2016

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    Default This answer does not help

    I am using windows xp and the run as selection from the right click menu says "run as.." after selecting this it gives you the option to change to Administrator but this requires a password. I did not set a password. How do I then gain access?
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