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Spybot S&D Broken

By JesseM
Feb 25, 2008
  1. I recently installed the latest version of Spybot S&D and have been having trouble getting it to work. Also, I cannot connect to Spybot's website (www.safer-networking.org). This doesn't help.

    Spybot will not let me search for problems because it claims that, "You need to install the detection updates first by using the integrated update or the manual updater." However, when I try to search for updates the updater box freezes and a few seconds later says, "No newer updates available". This is extremely frustrating. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Hmm, I couldn't get safernetworking to load either through firefox. It's like their server was down maybe.

    I was about to say this:
    Often because malware will block the connection to the update servers, you can download the update from Spybot's website directly http://www.spybotupdates.com/updates/files/spybotsd_includes.exe

    Edit: kimsland we seem to do that a lot
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,476   +329

    get a command prompt (run->cmd)

    ipconfig /flushdns
    net stop "DNS Client"
    net start "DNS Client"
    use the quotes as written
     
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Last night their servers were down for about an hour and a half
     
  6. JesseM

    JesseM TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 259

    Thanks guys, got it to work using kimsland's instructions.
     
  7. Moogtropolis

    Moogtropolis TS Rookie

    Issues with Spybot altogether

    I've used spybot before and not had issues.

    I wanted to install it on a new laptop and ...
    1) I can't even access the website.
    2) I've found the 15mb download on other sites and all of installations require connecting to the server to even install. and of course I cannot connect to server during installation.


    is anyone else having these issues? is the server that hosts the site down or what?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  9. Moogtropolis

    Moogtropolis TS Rookie

    thanks kimsland I am downloading it now and gonna try it, although i do have a feeling it is the same installation file due to its size and that its gonna want to connect to spybot's server for me to be able to install it. which wont work.
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  11. Moogtropolis

    Moogtropolis TS Rookie

    unfortunately that is the case.
    "the server name or address could not be resolved."

    so that sucks. but thanks again anyway :)
     
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    That's strange. It works for me :confused:

    I'll upload it to a free server. Hold please... (oh you need to refresh this page in... 2mins :) )

    Here it is 5th February 2009 update file
    http://www.savefile.com/files/1995420

    ;)
     
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