I was in -safe mode- on another computer a few minutes ago, running scans and I opened up Spybot S&D as Admin.
I clicked for it to start a scan, then quickly changed my mind since I decided I wanted to do something else first (I dont use the PC while it is scanning, ever) and the blue bar at the top of the window changed from Spybot Search & Destroy, to:
"Unloading User Registry Hives may take awhile... "
Despite having used Spybot for.. some time, I had NO idea what this meant and after spending a few minutes trying to get Spybot to work (it kept going to Not Responding), in a bit of a panic I opened up CTRL ALT DEL and killed the Spybot process.
I re-opened it and it seems fine... I restarted into normal mode and the PC loaded up fine, but still I find myself worried that I may have just screwed something up by killing Spybot while it was doing that instead of letting it run.
Can anyone tell me what it was doing?
Could or Did I cause damage to my machine somewhere by killing the process while it was doing that?
Is this something I shouldnt really worry about?
Any help would be appreciated.
Acer Laptop. Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium. Spybot S&D Latest Version
::: EDIT :::
It has been a day but with no replies I figured Id tack this on...
Ŵould anyone recommend just using a system restore point (I have a restore point for the day before, the 23rd)? Of course, if no damage was done and there is nothing to worry about it wont be necessary.. but figured Id add in it here in hopes of getting replies ;d
Edited by Katrex, 25 November 2009 - 09:04 AM.