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Computer freezes when using Spybot S&D

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by bobbitybobbity, May 4, 2005.

  1. bobbitybobbity


    Jun 14, 2004
    I click "fix problems" and everything freezes, even the clock. I've been able to fix other "problems", but whenever I try to fix SideFind, it won't. Any suggestions? Please translate to "non-geek" as my tech-ability is limited. Oh, here: Thinkpad 600E, Earthlink, W98se. Thanks for the assist in advance!;g
  2. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    How long has Win98 been installed? Microsoft classifies it as 'degradable' and recommends reinstalling it from scratch every 12 to 18 months, FWIW...

    I can keep it running indefinitely, but the costs can be prohibitive as the stupid thing develops beaucoup problems after awhile and the fixes can take awhile.

    You might be able to get it going again by running Hijack This and deleting the BHO's that have installed themselves.

    I strongly advise that you post the HJT log here so I can help you do that; it doesn't only show malware and can toast your browser if the wrong things are removed!!

    The best course of action is to keep up with your backups, then fdisk and reinstall the OS every year or two.

    Good luck!

  3. bobbitybobbity


    Jun 14, 2004
    Oh, poo...I oglsnorked my grilnik. Now I can't even piddledip my framistat! Can you klebnoodle THAT? Actually, I'm just being goofy here. I can follow directions with the best of them. But, as much as I appreciate that you took the time and effort to help me, ya lost me... I really do appreciate it. Honest. I'll push any button you tell me to..;g
  4. I have one PC wirh Win98SE and it won't run SpyBot 1.4.I tried reinstalling SpyBot 1.3 which ran fine but it kept trying to go back to 1.4.I finally deleted enough stuff to get 1.3 to reinstall.Actually I used Go-Back.1.4 is not in final version.I think you likely have 1.3.Run AdAware first,then run SpyBot again.Run ScanDisk.Install Ccleaner .Download it from here it replaces Win98SE cleanup utility that doesn't work and Microsoft never fixed it.
  5. I had the same problem on an old computer running 98SE. I went back to an earlier version of Spybot from Eventually upgraded to XP, everythings fine now with version 1.4
  6. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

    Aug 2, 2002
    NKY/Cincinnati area
    Have you tried running S&D in safe mode?
  7. MB-G26

    MB-G26 Bk2MiscResource Lifetime Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Missing Sharon
    home of Spybot:
    Download sections:
    Support section of home page:

    Support boards:
    I'm having trouble getting the net-integration site to open at the moment, but apparently that's where SB S&D's support forums are now.

    PS. Sometimes when I can't get in the front door to a site, I get in through google's "cache" of the site. I got in via this:

    PPS. One more addition: