This issue was caused by a problem file included in our updates.
To fix this issue, please go to the Spybot program folder and delete the contents of the Includes folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot – Search & Destroy 2\Includes
Once you have done this, please try to update again.
- Open Spybot by right-clicking on the Spybot icon, and clicking “Run as Administrator”.
- Tick “Advanced User Mode”, if this is unticked in the Start Center.
- Click on “Update”.
- If the Updates fail on their 1st attempt, please click the update button again.
We also recommend temporarily disabling any other security programs that could be running which may interfere with the Spybot update, causing it to fail.