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#1 FlyingBlindinBGland

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 11:40 PM

Operating system: XP Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 3
Machine: Dell Latitude D610 Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz 504 MB Ram
Browsers: IE8 and Firefox 2.0.0.18

Hi, Newbee here. I love bleepingcomputer.com! I'm sick and I've been on here for a while today cleaning up my laptop.
Thanks to your startup section, I was able to learn which items I could safely remove from msconfig startup
I did one at a time restarting after each one with no problems.

When I was done, I tried running Spybot. It opened but would not update.
When trying I get the message "Error retrieving update info file"
I tried reinstalling, had to do so from a mirror because Safernetworking would not open.
Reinstalled with the same result.
I tried checking for problems but it tells me to update first.
Just wondering if anyone's heard about safernetworking.org being down?

Thanks, Jon

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#2 Stang777

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 12:23 AM

Hi and Welcome to Bleepingcomputer,

After reading your post I tried to update Spybot to see if I had the same problem, and I did. It is obviously a problem on their end so just try it again later.

I only use Spybot to immunize my system and to use their startup section, which is a better way to control startups than MSConfig is. MSConfig should not be used as a startup manager.

Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware are better programs for looking for malware, so you might want to give those a try. You can download those from.....

Malwarebytes.org

SuperAntiSpyware.com

Edited by Stang777, 29 November 2009 - 12:24 AM.





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