SpyBot S&D aborts run part way through with "invalid data type"

Posted on 2004-11-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
I have SpyBot Search and Destroy - new, I just downloaded it last week (after uninstalling the version I had before, in case the problem was in that version.)  It shows that it has 21,097 spyware signatures, and shows its progress going through them.  I get to about 6200 and it suddenly stops - showing "all clear" for the part it searched, but with this message too:

 "Error during Check! 2020 Search (ungultig Datentyp fur ")

The German means invalid data type for "

So something is blocking about two/thirds of the search for spyware.  The Help function in SpyBot has not been useful.

Any ideas?
Question by:johndgregory
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    Expert Comment

    Have a look here:

    It's a bug in Spybot, but there is a fix for it.
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    Expert Comment

    >> I have SpyBot Search and Destroy - new, I just downloaded it last week
    From where did you get it.... we use this one >>
    and atleast i dont face this problem with the above version :)

    Author Comment

    1. The bug-fix site is no longer active.  SpyBot says it took the fix down and is rebuilding the program.  It admits there's a bug, though ...
    2. I removed the program again and downloaded it via spychecker (which took me to - previously I had downloaded it from  Same result - in fact it checked about 5000 signatures rather than 6000 before saying "invalid data type" (in German).

    So - neither suggestion fixed the problem.  JVUZ had the right answer, but out of date ...

    thanks for trying, though - looks as if I'll have to wait for the programmers to get it right!

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    the file which is mentioned in the above forum is available here >>
    and that is the same thing as >>

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