Spybot-S&Ds IE helper being intrusive

  March Hare 10:36 22 Jul 08
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I haven't knowingly installed this but it is becoming intrusive, pop-up notices are now appearing telling me it has detected a URL which is a known malicious resource for sites which I regularly use (eg MSN groups).

The annoying thing is that the 'Allow' button on the pop-up is greyed out so the only option is the 'Deny' button. I've serched my Spybot S & D and can't find out how to turn these pop-ups off.

Anyone got any clues?

XP SP2, IE7, IE7 Pro, Comodo Firewall, AVG Free 7.5, AVG Anti-Spyware, Spybot S & D.

  Sea Urchin 11:09 22 Jul 08

Work through this and turn it off

click here

  March Hare 11:31 22 Jul 08

Thanks for the quick response Sea Urchin.

I followed the process through up to the point of clicking on Advanced Mode in Spybot. My Spybot refused to open in Advanced Mode, so I assume the program was corrupt. I've uninstalled it and will try reinstalling it later.

Many thanks again. I'll click as resolved.

  Sea Urchin 11:53 22 Jul 08

You can choose not to include teatimer as you install - and some useful background here

click here

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