View Full Version : Spybot-S&D not finding anything?

John D
16-04-2004, 10:05 PM

For some time now, I have found that "Spybot" has not found anything to remove.
All though this would be consided a good thing to happen I find it just a little hard to believe.
I havn't changed my web surfing habits ,so not to sure what to think.

I use XP pro (always updated) With only the XP fire-wall. Using IE6 6 sp1.

Any thoughts or is there some thing mischievous going that perhaps I don,
't know about

Cheers John D

16-04-2004, 11:01 PM
I had this trouble with Spybot some weeks ago. I uninstalled the program and then re-installed. Everything was then ok.

The cause... no idea or clues.


16-04-2004, 11:06 PM
You have downloaded all the latest updates?

John D
16-04-2004, 11:07 PM
Thank's Eric,

I consided doing what you have suggested before making my posting today.

So with your input I shall do as you did and re install .

Cheers John

16-04-2004, 11:28 PM
I too have had this problem but not any more thanks Eric

16-04-2004, 11:39 PM
Before you do that uninstall , do you check for updates for spy boot if not do so then rerun spybot

John D
17-04-2004, 12:01 AM
Thanks beama,

Yes, I check for updates every time I go online .

I have reinstalled "Spy-bot" and ran update before running .

All is well again , it finds the the bad stuff again and cleans it out.

Great stuff.

Cheers John

17-04-2004, 02:02 AM
Did it find anything serious? ie more than just cookies.

I think that some of the spyware out there targets adaware and spybot to disable them.

You might want to have a look at spyware blaster, it will prevent the activex based stuff from getting installed in the first place.