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Failure to run Spybot: Search and Destroy

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Mark Nickles, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. Mark Nickles

    Mark Nickles Thread Starter

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    Every time I try to run this program, I get the error message, "Parameter is incorrect." What's the problem?
     
  2. mjack547

    mjack547 Malware Specialist

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    If you have recently installed a new browser or changed default browser from Microsoft Internet Explorer or if you have registery corruption involving Microsoft Internet Explorer then you need to first:

    1 - Scan and fix registry probs (I use Registry Mechanic)
    2 - Run iexplore.exe and remove all cookies (Internet Options menu)
    3 - Reboot
    4 - Run spybot again - it shouldn't crash now
     
  3. Mark Nickles

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    It worked! Thanks!
     
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