Are there any command line parameters that can be used with Spybot S&D?

Here is a list of command line parameters that the Spybot-S&D main executable (SpybotSD.exe) supports:

/taskbarhide

Runs Spybot-S&D completely hidden (no window, no taskbar icon), so make absolutely sure you use it only in combination with /autoclose (otherwise it would remain in memory sitting idle). Useful only in combination with /autocheck, /autoupdate or /autoimmunize, as it cannot be controlled when completely invisible.

/minimized
Starts the window minimized.

/uninstall
Uninstalls Spybot-S&D. This command line parameter is very outdated – unins000.exe should be used instead!

/blinduser
Starts with support for blind users (special menus).

/allhives
Scans all Windows installations on your system, even inactive ones (for an alternative solution see this FAQ entry).

/autoupdate
Does an update after starting the program.

/autocheck
Starts scanning immediately.

/autofix
Fixes problems after scan.

/autoclose
Closes program after it has scanned or updated.

/autoimmunize
Runs the immunization at program start.

/onlyspyware
Fixes only spyware (red) entries with /autofix, leaving all usage tracks as they are.

/easymode
Starts with easier interface for beginners.

/createenglish
Updates the English.sbl language file with the newest texts; useful only for translators.

And here is a list of command line parameters that the Spybot-S&D installer (spybotsd16.exe) supports:

/sp-
Will skip the first page of the installation wizard (Do you wish to continue? …)

/silent
Will display the progress during installation, but not the wizard.

/verysilent
Even the progress will not be shown. Errors etc. would still be shown.

/suppressmsgboxes
Will use standard actions for message boxes (no overwriting of files, cancelling where the alternative would be retrying…)

/log (or /log=”filename”)
Creates a log file in the temp folder that contains detailed information about actions taking place during the installation.

/nocancel
Disables the Cancel and Close button. Useful with /silent.

/norestart
Suppress reboots even if they were necessary at the end of the installation.

/restartexitcode=N
If a restart is needed, the setup would return the specified exit code.

/loadinf=”filename” (and /saveinf=”filename”)
Can be used to use a saved setup configuration (or save one).

/lang=language
Overrides the language dialog with a predefined language. Use ISO 2 letter language describers here.

/dir=”x:\dirname”
Installs into that directory instead of the default one.

/group=”folder name”
Installs into a program group of that name instead of the default one.

/noicons
Avoids creation of any icons for the installed software.

/type=typename
Starts installation with a give type. Supported types are
full,
blind and
compact.

/components=”comma separated list of component names”

Installs the given components instead of the default ones. Supported components are:

º main
º blind (icons for blind users)
º language (all language files)
º skins
º updatedl (for downloading updates as part of the installation)
º updatew95 (to download prerequisites on Windows 95)
º SDWinSec (to install the Security Center integration on Vista)
º SDShredder (to install the stand-alone shredder)
º SDDelFile (to install the file removal helper).

/tasks=”comma separated list of tasks”
Specifies a list of tasks that should be executed. Tasks currently supported are:
desktopicon
quicklaunchicon
launchsdhelper
launchteatimer

/mergetasks=”comma separated list of tasks”
Same as /tasks, just with the exception that standard tasks are not disabled by default.

Note: Please be aware that the Spybot-S&D path has to be in quotation marks and multiple parameters have to be separated by a space.

Example: “C:\Program Files\Spybot – Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe” /taskbarhide /autoclose /autocheck /autofix /onlyspyware

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