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Removing Spybot Sdhelper.dll

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#1 horamut


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:43 PM

I want to install the latest version of SpyBot Search&Destroy. Went out and removed SpyGuard. Found an old version of S&D on my system, so tried to remove that. Everything went okay except for one file: SDHelper.dll. Won't let me delete it; indicates that it's in use. Task Manager shows nothing. I suppose I could just load the new S&D and hope it will overwrite the old SDHelper.dll, but I'm a purist. I want to strip the old before installing the new. The little research I've done suggests that this is one devious little b*st*rd of an object. I don't know if I should try to remove it or not. I don't know if God could remove it if He wanted to. So: Can I remove it? Should I? Can it be done without reinstalling XP? Should I just install the new SpyBot and fuggedaboutit? Any cheats, FAQs, or walkthroughs out there?

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#2 Nikas


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:59 PM

Hi horamut and Welcome to BC!

How did you remove the Spybot? Through add/remove program or?

I would suggest removing the previous version of Spybot completely before you install the new version.

Yes, you can remove and you should. Of course, without reinstalling Window XP. That sounds too serious for it.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:09 PM

What sounds like happened, is you tried to remove Spybot without first disabling the resident shield.
Try reinstalling Spybot.
Then open Spybot.
On the tool bar, at the top left, click Mode.
Click Advanced Mode.
A box will open, asking if you want to go to Advanced Mode, click Yes.
On the left, near the bottom, click the Tools tab.
Then on the menu, click Resident.
In the panel on the right, remove the check from the box next to Resident "TeaTimer", and Resident "SDHelper".
Close Spybot, then try to uninstall it.

Edited by tg1911, 14 June 2007 - 09:10 PM.

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