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    hello. I just downloaded spybot s/d last night. It found 2 trojans/banker. I am unsure as to what the 179164 processes blacklisted is all about. I have never known "Blacklist" to mean anything good. Is that a list of issues {bad files} i need to be worried about or is the that how many files that are not being scaned for harmfull programs [viruses,spyware ext. ] It also says 283740 known ratings available. Please explain.

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    Hello gamer,

    "Learning about Spybot SD"

    Tutorial
    How Spybot-S&D protects against the installation of Spyware/Malware.

    Quote Originally Posted by gamer View Post
    I just downloaded spybot s/d last night. It found 2 trojans/banker.
    Did you allow Spybot-S&D to "fix" these items?

    What is your operating system?

    Best regards,
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    Microsoft Consumer Security MVP 2006-2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Hello gamer,

    "Learning about Spybot SD"

    Tutorial
    How Spybot-S&D protects against the installation of Spyware/Malware.


    Did you allow Spybot-S&D to "fix" these items?

    What is your operating system?

    Best regards,
    yes I let it fix them but i'm still concerned about these blaclisted files 179164 of them. ONLY 2 trojans/banker were delt with.
    Last edited by gamer; 2011-05-06 at 09:08. Reason: forgot to tell you i use a windows vista and I'm lucky i know were the on button is. Not good with computers.

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    Hello,

    That is the resident TeaTimer, the real-time protection of Spybot-S&D.
    It has items blacklisted in order to block the baddies from getting in.

    Please read this information about TeaTimer and this.
    If you surf the web and without any user interaction the TeaTimer pops up and warns about a registry change it is better to "deny", but if you install something by yourself it is OK to "allow" the change.
    The tutorial (point 8) on our homepage should also help explaining.

    Best regards
    Sandra
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