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Thread: Startup Applications Help Please

  1. #1
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    May 2011

    Default Startup Applications Help Please

    I am trying to use "show and manage applications" tools in Spybot Search and Destroy. I am getting the following statement when I try to change a application to not startup. The statement is: "you are missing administrator rights to perform this action". I am using Windows 7. my user account is as an administrator. So I don't understand why Spybot is saying I am not an administrator. I don't know if it is a bug in Spybot or is there another level of "administrator" I am not aware of.
    Last edited by tashi; 2011-05-15 at 17:02. Reason: Moved from Pacman's Portal

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    Oct 2005


    Hello keithq1961,

    "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:

    There is also a screen shot which may be of help.

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

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