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Spybot - Search & Destroy Administrator Problems

Discussion in 'Software' started by training4life, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. training4life

    training4life Sergeant

    Hello! I've been using Spybot - Search & Destroy for some time now. I've been using it in my WinXP but when I installed it in Vista I've encountered problems that I haven't experienced before. Whenever I immunize a WARNING window will pop out.

    It says: This action may not be performed completely since you are not an administrator. If you want this performed for all users, please run this application elevated as an administrator.

    Although I'm the administrator of my laptop, I can't get it immunize. What should I do? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!
  2. oma

    oma MajorGeek

  3. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member


    What you can do is to add the Run as Administrator to the SB S&Ds shourtcut properties, to do this right click the SB shourtcut and choose properties > click Compatability tab and at the bottom under Priviledge Level tick "Run this Program as an Administrator" and click Apply > OK

    this way a soon as you click to run it, its in Admin mode, saves right clicking each time.
  4. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Ah ok, try adding it directly to the main exe for spybot if the shortcut doesnt do it, seems really poor programming MarkT if you have to run SB via right click each time, I know many will pop up a UAC message when run and is normal.
  5. training4life

    training4life Sergeant

    I'll check which one will work. Thank you for the answers!

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