I've seen loads of posts about Spybot S&D being the business, but when I run it, S&D gets to a point in its datbase where "Common Hijacker" is located, and doesn't get any further. In fact it takes about 3 hours to get that far! Is there a problem with the configuration, or the number of filesets it is searching? Please help!
I think I have a major problem with Spybot. I tried the above modifications, and ran Spybot overnight. 12 hours later Spybot had only reached item 6000 (and something) out of 20,00 odd items in its database. While Spybot was running I couldn't run any other programs, and my CPU memory kept emptying to zero (watching Memstat's figures)!
This is a Compaq PC PIII, with 80GB hard drive and 512MB ram running XP. I had shut all other programs down when trying to run Spybot SD. Same thing happened in safe mode. There is obviously a conflict between Spybot and this PC, but what the hell is it?
Cheers sidecar sid. I tried running Spybot S&D 1.3 with absolutely everything else disabled or closed down, and it ground to a crawl around about the "Common Hijacker" database entry. I gave up after leaving it crawling (can't call it running) for around 7 hours! Can't figure out why this is happening. No trojans or viruses have been detected by my Security software, and Adaware 6, as suggested by Nailbag, works perfectly. If Spybot doesn't add to Adaware's Security, perhaps I should just put this down to an unresolvable conflict with my CPU.
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