How to restart the update service?

If you receive a message telling you that the Update Service has stopped, you must re-enable the service if you want Spybot to be updated automatically.

To enable the Update Service:

  • Open Spybot by right-clicking on the Spybot icon, and choosing the option to Run as Administrator.
  • Click on Show details in the bottom right corner of the Start Center then click on Advanced User Mode.
  • Go to Settings then click the System Services tab.
  • Here you can start the Update Service.
  • Make sure you tick the check box that says Active after every reboot.
  • Click Apply and OK, and restart Spybot.

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