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Spybot S&D and Ad-aware SE crashing my system

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by lotuseclat79, Feb 1, 2005.

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    I run Win98SE on a Pentium III with 512MB RAM on 40GB hard disk.

    I can run Spybot S&D 1.3 TX and Ad-aware SE 1.05 in Safe Mode only.

    When I tried to access the web site with Spybot S&D 1.4.2 (looked Russian), my system crashed when I hit the download link. Can't even run Ad-aware or Spybot on my full up system - system crashes when I try to activate either.

    My startup includes only the System Task Scheduler with 97% system resources. When I activate my AV, PC-Cillin Internet Security 2005, resources hit 90%. When I activate my ISP, EarthLink, resources hit 86%.

    Just a guess on my part, but has my system become infected at a low level that looks for programs like Ad-aware SE and Spybot S&D to crash the system? Is there a known pest that does this with these two programs?

    It appears that I have enough system resource IMO.

    I can only run SpySweeper (Webroot) by activating it before PC-Cillin. The system crashes if the order of activation is reversed.

    Could a conflict with PC-Cillin be the cause?

    I only have Dr. Watson, but would really like to have a system level debugger to capture what is causing this problem. Are there any out there for Win98SE? Or is Dr. Watson enough? - I'm not familiar enough with it to know.

    Tia,

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