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This morning I woke up to find that spybot had opened on my computer and was ready to run. I did nothing to cause this to happen. I have one computer in the house. It has Windows 7. No network. I have a FIOS internet connection. I haven't opened any unknown email attachments and am very careful about this. I have Norton security suite that updates and scans daily. I have a longstanding alert (a windows 7 generated alert) that pops up a window monthly telling me to run spybot, but that window wasn't open and isn't connected to spybot. I closed the spybot application and everything is running fine currently. What happened? Is this spyware?

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Perhaps you scheduled a scan with Spybot? – Karan Jul 1 '13 at 4:50
Maybe the NSA forgot to close the window :) – Gene Jul 1 '13 at 6:52
I don't think that malware would open a malware-hunting program at night... Sounds like scheduled scan. – gronostaj Jul 1 '13 at 10:34

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