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#1 lartomar2002

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:44 AM

i recently downloaded and installed spybot search & destroy. when i open it my desktop goes black it is as if i started in safe mode, everything is hugh and will not fit on the screen. this is the only program that does this. when i close spybot search & destroy my desktop goes black and then returns to normal.

thanks for all suggestions, larry



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Edited by Scarlett, 16 February 2007 - 01:31 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2007 - 01:35 AM

You may have got a corrupt download.
Download a new version.
Uninstall Spybot, then reinstall the new download.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:07 AM

thanks for the quick response, i gar'rontee, larry

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:15 AM

You're welcome, Larry.
Hope it helps.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:29 AM

it's still doing the same thing!

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:50 AM

How does Spybot behave in Safe Mode?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode
While in Safe Mode, run Spybot, any Anti-malware programs you have, and your Antivirus.
Do you have any unusual icons in your taskbar?
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:52 AM

it does the same in safe mode!

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:39 AM

Have you run any other Anti-malware programs, and your Antivirus?
Do you have any unusual icons in your taskbar?
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:46 AM

Is it possible you might have downloaded one of the rogue programs that looks similar? Is this where you downloaded from?
http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:56 AM

I had the same size problem when in safe mode. When in safe mode I went to view/text size and reduced it so I could use all the programs. You can try it. Download spybot from a dependable site .

http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&a...troy_d2471.html

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:33 AM

The best place to download any program, is from the site that created it, or one of it's mirror sites.
Also, always scan, all downloads, with your Antivirus, before opening them.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 01:00 PM

yes i have run anti malware and spyware plus anti virus. i downloaded fron Cnet's download.com they are suppose to be a very safe site. no there are not any unusual icons in my task bar and i always run a anti virse before opening the .exe. larry

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 02:52 PM

On top of Cnet forum on a page discussing Spyware S&D is an ad and link for Spywarebot. A lot of users have mistaken that program for the good one.
Checking their page for Adware and Spyware removal programs, their is no mention of Spybot S&D but their is for Spywarebot.
http://www.download.com/Adware-Spyware-Rem...-0.html?tag=dir
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 02:58 PM

Here is a direct link to the actual Spybot Search & Destroy web site:

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html


if you notice, there is NO reference to Spybot in this link
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#15 lartomar2002

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:36 PM

:thumbsup: it is still doing the same thing after i downloaded from the hyper link you gave me.




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