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PostSubject: Spybot V.1.6   8/13/2014, 16:49

Hey Repa...I opened Spybot today & got a popup saying that I was using V. 1.6 or earlier Ver. and it recommended that I go to the website and get Spybot Ver. 2.1.....

1. Which Version are you using now?

2. Have you received a notice like this from Spybot recently?

3. I'm a little reluctant to change Spybot versions......?

4. A couple of weeks ago, Malwarebytes told me they had a newer version out, & not thinking, I went for the update, instead of keeping it like I normally do....but, it seems to be pretty good & thorough, & no problems, so far.....which is surprising......

5. It appears that all these free Apps are wanting to drop the older versions these days, aren't they....??

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PostSubject: Re: Spybot V.1.6   8/14/2014, 18:37

WC,

I have VERSION 1.6. and do not get that popup. But I noticed when I do the update,
one of the Important Files says "Inform about Spybot 2". It is checked by default.
I happened to notice it and unchecked, but it looks like it show up every time you update.
I do not know if that is what causing the message you get or not.
But as I said, I unchecked it and do not get that notice, but I will probably forget at one time or another.
Also I do not know if you can get rid of it once it is there. maybe Repa will know that.
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PostSubject: Re: Spybot V.1.6   8/15/2014, 22:52

I use both versions, 1.6 and 2.3 (directed it to be installed in a different directory) and have loaded 2.4 on my nephew's Asus computer with Windows 8.1 (which I don't like - not well organized at all in my opinion and a pain to navigate). The updates seem to supply the same data in all 3 versions (except for teatimer - I don't see that in the newer versions). I like the appearance and the tool set you get in the newer versions. The notice is apparently there to encourage you to update to the newer version. I don't get the popup you are talking about. The scan results of the new version are very confusing. I get results that don't exist in 1.6 and don't know what to make of them. I would not change yet, as you will be totally confused by the new version if it finds anything that it thinks is a threat. I need to look into the results more - it produces registry changes as low threats and I'm not sure until I do some research what that actually means.

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PostSubject: Re: Spybot V.1.6   8/16/2014, 01:04

Repa, thanks for the reply.

On my last update this was included in it "Inform about Spybot 2", but unlike Fay, I guess I went brain dead momentarilly, & I failed to uncheck the box or try to find out what it was before downloading the updates....so I'm pretty sure I did get it....I went back in Spybot later to try to find where recent updates might be located, but, of course I did not find anything, or even know where to look in the first place....

Spybot is very confusing to me anyway!.

1.  How bad of a mistake was it for me to download "Inform about Spybot 2" update????

EDIT: I forgot to mention that unlike Fay, I've never seen "Inform about Spybot 2" listed in my updates before?.....
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PostSubject: Re: Spybot V.1.6   8/16/2014, 09:38

I saw that in my recent update of 1.6 and unchecked it. Can't hurt anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Spybot V.1.6   8/17/2014, 00:50

that's good to know, thanks.........
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