Did SpyBot cause these problems?

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Victor Grauer, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Lately I haven't been able to access certain web sites at all, specifically
    certain sites that are
    protected for security reasons, such as my hotmail inbox, my internet
    banking page, and two bill paying sites for telephone and cell phone
    service. When I try to access these sites I get the standard error screen
    telling me the server can't be found. Another funny thing has happened.
    When I try to access my Internet Explorer "Internet Options," I get the
    following message: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions
    in effect on this computer." What does that MEAN?????

    All this shortly after installing SpyBot. When I went to my ISP for help,
    the techs suggested the problem could be due to SpyBot and told me to
    uninstall it. Which I did. But the problems persisted. Then I was told
    that the uninstall probably didn't change important things SpyBot had done
    to the registry. So now I need to figure out how to change the registry
    back to the way it was????

    Any thoughts on what the cause of this problem could be? And whether SpyBot
    could be the culprit? And how to FIX it?

    I have the latest updates on my Norton Antivirus software by the way, so I'm
    assuming this couldn't be a trojan horse or virus????? Or could it?


    Victor Grauer, Oct 29, 2003
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  2. Victor Grauer

    Roy Guest

    Have you by any chance used the Immunize section of Spybot, in
    particular 'Recommended miscellaneous protections - Lock IE control
    panel against opening from within IE (current user)'?

    If you have, that's your answer, and the solution is to untick that
    selection box.


    Roy, Oct 29, 2003
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  3. Victor Grauer

    Aaron Guest

    Won't hurt, but the problems don't sound to be remotely related to

    Aaron (my email is not munged!)
    Aaron, Oct 30, 2003
  4. Victor Grauer

    Roy Guest

    But this part of the OP's message certainly *can* . I speak from
    personal experience!

    Roy, Oct 30, 2003
  5. Victor Grauer

    Spunkmeister Guest

    You enabled ALL the "Recommended Miscellaneous Protections" found on
    SPybotS&D's Immunize page. This is not default. YOU enabled it.
    Just disable them.
    Spunkmeister, Nov 26, 2003
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