Changes in Current Version: Removed old button panel "Wait for programs": added hint/tooltip for long filenames "Wait for programs": oriented vertically for long filenames Creation of system restore point during internals fix Creation of system restore point during spyware fix Fixed advanced mode icon problem System Startup info like new problem info Skins section revised InfoPanel symbols Results & recovery toolbars moved to the top.....
#4. "RE: Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3 Beta 4" In response to triplea (Reply # 1) Fri Oct-24-03 02:57 PM by Darren
Sure...uninstall your old version before installing this one. Patrick does not upload a new beta until he is sure there aren't any bugs. I have beta tested all versions, and have yet to find a bug.
As Shelly said, it is mostly cosmetic changes. Some things have been moved around. The browser settings to lock start page and hosts file has its own page now, and is no longer under the "Immunize" tab. I haven't really dug that deep into it yet.
I would tell you to definitely go for it.
>Hi Darren, >Thanks for that, Any comments on the program..???? >Cheers..
Yes. I have SpyBot's scan priority set to "highest" (one below "time critical"). This new version takes nearly 8 minutes to scan my 9GB hard drive which is 80% empty. The old version took arould 4 minutes.
Interestingly, the timer in the lower right corner now counts up from zero instead of down like in the last version.
"The great object is, that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun." - Patrick Henry
#10. "RE: Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3 Beta 4" In response to Bob H (Reply # 9) Fri Oct-24-03 11:32 PM by Darren
I think on the first scan, it calculates your approximate disk usage. Scan again and it should count more accurate. It does scan a little slower, but more nasties are popping up each day. Another thing...this version creates System Restore Points before fixing anything, you can disable that feature in settings.
Don't forget...this is a beta version, the code probably hasn't been fully optimized. Mine scans in 4 minutes...about the same as v.1.2
>Strange because mine still counts down, but it started from >59 min and 60 seconds. Luckily it didn't take that long but it >is slower. > >Strange uninstall procedure.
Thanks, Darren I stopped the "check for bad downloads" first, then uninstalled the 1.2 version, then installed the 1.3 beta4. For testing purposes,I unchecked the 2 new restore point features found in Settings and ran it. I also deleted my cache. The old version scanned my 100 GB HDD in 8 1/2 minutes. The new version scanned in 6 3/4 minutes. I like it.
I just did a second scan now, with all default settings checked, including the system restore points features. I cleared my cache first, then did a scan in 7:08 minutes....again a little faster than the old version.