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    Default Problem opening spybot

    I set spybot to scan on program start, resolve and close on its own so I can schedule it to run while im not home.

    Something happened that caused spybot to freeze during the search but because every time I open it, it starts to search. I can never get into the program without it freezing.

    I couldnt uninstall either because it starts the scan. I tried deleting all the files and when I reinstalled the settings were the same and it started to scan.

    Can anyone give me any ideas on what I can do?

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    Spybot Advisor Team Zenobia's Avatar
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    Try navigating to the Configuration.ini file.
    It should be located here:
    • Windows 95 or 98:
    • C:\Windows\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
    • Windows ME:
    • C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
    • Windows NT, 2000 or XP:
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
    • Vista:
    • C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy

    I'm not sure about Windows 7,but I think it is also located here:
    C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy
    Rightclick on the Configuration.ini file,and using the 'Open With' option,open it with Notepad.Scroll down to the [Automation\ProgramStart] part.It should look like this:
    [Automation\ProgramStart]
    AutoCheck=1
    AutoFix=1
    RerunAfterFix=0
    AutoImmunize=0
    DontAsk=0
    WaitStart=0
    WaitPrograms=0
    WaitMore=0
    If the AutoCheck part is set to 1,please change it to 0.Should look like this,afterwards:
    [Automation\ProgramStart]
    AutoCheck=0
    AutoFix=0 <------You can change this to 0 if you like also,that's up to you.
    RerunAfterFix=0
    AutoImmunize=0
    DontAsk=0
    WaitStart=0
    WaitPrograms=0
    WaitMore=0

    Then click File at the top of the Notepad window,and select Save.See if you can open Spybot without it starting a scan after that.hth.

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