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Spybot Search & Destroy

Has anybody had a problem recently with Spybot Search & Destroy taking a LONG (3 hours) time to run? It normally took about 10 minutes. Thank you!

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The problem is fixed and being beta tested now.

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The problem is fixed and being beta tested now. If you like to see if this fix works properly on your system:

Download the following file:
Extract (unzip) the advcheck.dll from the advcheck151test.zip file.
Copy the extrated advcheck.dll file to the following directory (folder):
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy

There is an alternative. You can download the same beta test file (advcheck.dll) using Spybot's integrated update facility:

Go into Spybot > Mode > Advanced mode > Settings > Settings.
Page down the option tree until you see a section titled "Web update" (just past half way down).
In the "Web update" section check the following option:
Display available beta versions.
Click Spybot-S&D (left pane).
Click Search for Updates (right pane).
When the list of available updates appears, check the following item:

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