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#1 jim1959

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:42 PM

Hi
My question is regarding spybot search & destroy. I have multiple accounts on my pc. When I run spybot
on my account the result comes up showing no spyware. However if I then run a scan on one of the other users then I get a result showing some spyware.
What I want to know is does anyone know how to configure spybot so that a full system scan will check every account on the pc and show results for all users.
Sorry if this is posted to the wrong forum. I tried to post to the spyware forum but was not allowed.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 14 February 2007 - 07:53 PM.


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#2 Dennis H

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:35 AM

Good question.

I always assumed it checked each account for spyware, cookies etc; so when I got the report and cleaned everything out, I was taking care of my account and my wife's.

I thought it worked that way with all the programs I have installed such as SpyBot, Ad-Aware, Avg etc;

I hope someone will answer this.

Thanks for asking the question !


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Posted 15 February 2007 - 03:26 PM

Ad-Aware is the only one that I am aware of at this time that will check all accounts when you scan if you set it up that way, and it is a rather recent development. Spybot you have to scan in each individual account. I'm not sure about the other anti-spyware programs at this time as I now have but one account on my computer.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 03:35 PM

Thanks Orange Bloosom.

I ran Ad-Aware on my account and it came up clean. I then ran it on my wifes account and it picked up 15 cookies.
I then ran AVG my account was clean and my wifes had 32 cookies. I ran SpyBot and I had nothing, my wife's account had 5 cookies.

Wlill they all at least pick up spyware, tojans etc; no matter whose account they are run on ?




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Posted 15 February 2007 - 03:48 PM

For Ad-Aware. Open it, then click on the gear, the second icon from the left at the top, to open the configuration panel. Click on the Tweak button. Now expand the scanning engine section by clicking on the little plus sign to the left. Make sure there is a green disk with a check in it by "Scan registry for all users instead of current user only" If there isn't, click on the red disk with an x in it to change it to the green disk with a check in it. Ad-Aware will now check all users when you scan. This is the only anti-spyware program I know of that will do that.

With all the others, play it safe and scan in all the different user accounts.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:03 PM

Thanks !
It was red. Now it is green. One less scan to do.

I have Norton Security 2006 and Windows Defender. Do those need to be scanned on both accounts separately ??


Sorry jim1959, I do not mean to be hijacking your thread.




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Edited by Dennis H, 15 February 2007 - 04:08 PM.





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