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“This software is being updated” in the Start Center / System Tray

October 20th, 2015


It states in the Start Center / System Tray “This software is being updated” because in the Licensed Editions of Spybot, the updates are performed automatically through a scheduled task.

This message does not mean Spybot is downloading or installing updates currently, but instead means the automatic updater is activated, running and updating Spybot on a regular basis.

We are going to improve this message in the next version to make it less confusing to our users.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this misunderstanding.

FAQ Category: Known Issues, Spybot 2, Start Center, Updates