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Should I disable my realtime virus protection while running a different malware scanner?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials for my virus protection but I also run scheduled scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot Search & Destroy. Should I disable the MSE realtime scanner when these other ...
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Why is my Administrator name always changing to “zeus”?

On Windows 7, my Administrator account is changing the name from time to time to "zeus" and the password also is being reset. I've installed and cleaned my PC with a few malware removers (Ad-Aware, ...
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Is there a portable version of Spybot Search & Destroy?

I'm trying to make everything portable, as my office IT has cracked down on native app installation. One of my favorites (and a good CYA app in this case) is Spybot. All I can find are directions on ...
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Malware choking and redirecting Internet Explorer, found but unable to delete virus

Somehow I have some malware that my virus protection will find but will not let me delete. Spybot says I have global hosts and will find them but will not let me do anything with them. It is ...
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Disabling Spybot S&D TeaTimer

Does anyone know how to permanently disable the Spybot S&D TeaTimer without uninstalling and reinstalling Spybot?
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Is Max Secure software malware?

I'm working on fixing a friend's computer. It has problems. I just ran Spybot S&D and it said that the supposed "RegistryCleaner" and "SpywareDetector" that they just purchased are really ...
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Is there a way to disable specific Spybot Immunization rules?

I've been having problems using a desktop sharing application, which I've traced to the Immunization protections applied via Spybot S&D. Specifically, the problem has been narrowed down to the ...
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Spybot S&D finds Windows7 IE8 cookies that I can't find any other way. Where are they?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium with IE8 (tried IE9 -- hated it.) From the C:\ directory I can do dir username@*.txt /s and find a lot of cookies in ...
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IE8 too slow to start with Spybot immunising same system

IE8 (upgraded from IE7) on XP, is far too slow to start when the system is already is immunised with Spybot - Search & Destroy - it seems that this is the problem. I've been using SS&D for ...
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How do I permanently remove all the sites in IE's Restricted Zone that SpyBot S&D added?

On Windows XP I use a utility called "Spybot Search & Destroy" that helps protect my system from Spyware, while also providing great tools to inspect running processes, hidden startup ...
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How can I use Spybot?

I have installed Spybot on my laptop which I own now 3 weeks only on a friend's advice. I can see the program in my list of programs. I followed steps and have a printout of the tutorial page. I ...
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Spybot Search and Destroy Open Proxy?

Does Spybot Search and Destroy (v2.2) run an active open proxy on computers it's installed to?