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Spybot Warning:application Has Been Changed


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#1 Ally Maypole

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:31 AM

Hello,

Every time I start up Spybot Search and Destroy, a message pops up stating the following:

The application has been changed since it was created. Since Spybot S & D does not change itself, we recommened you check your system instantly for malware and viruses.

I'd had a few problems downloading updates for Spybot, and it crashed a couple of times. Maybe this is the cause of the problem. In any case, I've used Ad-Aware, Ewido, AVG and others to check for problems. None have been revealed, so I'm hoping I'm OK. Maybe others have had the Spybot warning too?

Thanks all,

Ally.
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Edited by jgweed, 21 March 2006 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:34 AM

Where does this message come from, your firewall?
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#3 Ally Maypole

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:43 AM

The message is from the Spybot application itself.

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:19 PM

There have been a few similar reports at the Spybot forum so they are aware. PepiMK (Spybot S&D Developer) responded in the last post here.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 04:39 AM

Thanks again for your help. Good to hear that it's not just an issue for me.

Ally.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:01 PM

I was just reading a newer thread (Spybot Changed Itself)on this at the Spybot forum:

http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=3079

In post #3 Spybot Sandra explains that there is a known bug causing this and it has been identified and fixed and will be in the next program upgrade. If you do not want to wait-she provides a link to their beta where you can copy the new .exe into Spybot folder over the old.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:17 PM

Thanks for the update steveke. :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:40 PM

Quietman7

No problem-nice coincidence as it was the most recent post at the Spybot forum and I had just left there to come here.

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