Executing the Repair Environment opens a new Windows Desktop in which the Start Center runs to allow the use of Spybot – Search & Destroy in a way where other software cannot interact and manipulate it as easily.
The Windows Login screen and the User Account Control dialogs use the same technology to prevent keyloggers and other malware to have access and control.
A practical use of the Repair Environment would be where Spybot 2 itself cannot be started any more, where it repeatedly closes out of the blue, seems to take actions on its own, or where malware that is known to exist on the system and that is known to be detectable does not appear in Spybot’s results.
Spybot is maintained by a team of people very dedicated to privacy issues, many of which are working full-time on analysing masses of new threats each week, and the response time from our support team is better than that of many a commercial vendor. We would appreciate it if you would honour our efforts with a moderate donation.