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#1 XML2005

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:19 PM

I downloaded and installed Spybot. When it finds a potential problem (e.g. my ISP trying to access the internet), it should show me the program/URL that is trying to access the internet and allow me to click if ok.

But the message box appears "squished", so that the clickbox overlays the informational text telling me what I am allowing/disallowing; and I can't always figure out what the text is.

I thought that perhaps my download had been corrupted, so I uninstalled, removed the folder, downloaded again, and reinstalled. But I still have the same problem.

Has anyone else encountered this? Is it a bug?

I have Windows XP and a dial-up modem (DSL and wireless are not yet available in my area!)

Thank you for your help.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:26 PM

I think most users have this annoying problem. Just remember that the left button is allow and the right is deny.
There may be a fix for this and maybe someone else has used it and will comment.

There are some repairs listed here:forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=5464
Most people I think are waiting for Spybot to come out with a fix or new version. I think that is the safest thing to do.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 03:23 AM

This is a known problem with Spybot 1.4
You can find more information about this, here:
Spybot/Alert Dialog, Not complete

Scarlett posted a link to a couple of temporary fixes:
TeaTimer fixes
I used the first one, and it worked.
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Posted 23 July 2006 - 07:23 PM

Thanks, all. It's comforting to know it's not just me encountering this problem. I guess I'll just hold tight and wait for Spybot to come out with a fix. Meanwhile, I'll just use AdAware & my Internet Security Suite.

Thanks again.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 09:18 PM

Spybot has had a problem with tea timer for at least a year,maybe longer. I had the same problem about a year ago. I uninstalled and reinstalled without tea timer and everything is ok. I can't believe they haven't fixed it by now.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:20 PM

This is a problem i think we have all shared, but if you follow the link by tg1911 to what Scarlet has linked,then you should be able to resolve your problem.

Just follow the instructions as they are and it will take you less than a minute.

That very solution is what i used to fix mine, it is from the Spybot forums
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:35 AM

Thanks, all. I used Scarlett's fix, and it worked!

Problem resolved by bleeping computer friends once again.
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