I have just reinstalled Spybot S&D for the third time in a year, hoping to see that the nasties I remove after a scan are saved in the Backup should I have made a misjudgement.
Unfortunately the files I removed were not backed up this time either and I dont' have a clue as to why.
And what is a bad checksum update? I had a load of those when I updated it yesterday. Now this morning when I run the updates, I chose what update I wanted and a black window appeared with white font, Spybot disappeared, then started up again!
To solve/work round this select a different server. Between "Search for Updates" and "Download Updates" you have the option about half a dozen different sources, if get the bad checksum jjust select a dfferent one.
update checksum problems are common and nothing to worry about. the black DOS window appears while spybot updates elements of the program itself, not just spyware definitions, it should do exactly what you described, just once.`backup` is covered by clicking the `recovery` icon. if you removed and re-installed its not impossible that the backed up files from previous scans were deleted.
I know the recovery icon and what it's used for. That is where I'm checking for deleted items. I have run a scan since the last "Fix selected.." etc. and the spyware I deleted has been removed from the comptuer.
Are you using Spybot in Advanced Mode? If not, switch to it (Mode/Advance mode) and then select the Settings tab. Click on Settings and make sure that the backup options, under Main Settings, are all ticked.
Yes I have been into Advanced mode and checked the settings in there. All of the backup settings under Main Settings are ticked/checked for backup. In fact I haven't altered any of the settings since installation since backup should be the default setting.
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