Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:00 PM
I updated to Spybot S&D 1.5 the other day on my Union Friendly Systems computer, upgraded to 512 M ram, running Windows ME. Before, with 1.4, when I started Spybot, the box with the tiles would appear immediately, and Spybot would be fully loaded shortly. Now, the hourglass disappears and it takes about 160 seconds for the tiles to appear and 175 seconds for the spybot window to appear, with nothing else running. At first I thought the link was bad, but "close program" shows SPYBOTSD during this time, which changes to SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY after it loads. (I didn't have close program open when I did the time check.)
A quick look at the web page before downloading 1.5 didn't tell me what is different, or list any system requirements.
The bigger problem is the whole system is likely to crash if I have a single other window open (one ssh terminal) when I click update. After I close the first error message, two more appear. The one in back has something like "system out of resources" and "sdupdate will now close," both in the same error box, I think. Sometimes I was able to close all the error messages by clicking them in quick succession. If closing just one error, another would appear in less than a second. Usually I find I can't click anything, although the mouse cursor still moves, and "close program" will not appear. Then I have to press the power button. Sometimes the computer shuts down immediately, while sometimes it has to be held in the normal amount of time.
Previously, with 1.4, Spybot rarely crashed. (AdAware does more often.) Maybe sometimes if I had say thunderbird, ssh, an avg scan running in the background, and maybe 15-20 web pages open in firefox. I suppose ME has a problem moving items fast enough from memory to virtual memory when a different application starts. However, 512 M ought to be plenty to run just spybot, teatimer, avg control center, zone alarm, and an ssh connection via dial-up.
Any suggestions? Maybe I could find something on the spybot forum.
David Chandler (rainbow_warrior)