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Why do I receive the error message “User abort”?

June 21st, 2012

Did you use a beta version of Spybot – Search&Destroy earlier? We recommend a fresh install of Spybot – Search&Destroy. Please uninstall your version of Spybot – Search&Destroy considering this information. It is important to use the very small fix described there.

Then, make a fresh install of Spybot – Search&Destroy. You will find links to several download locations on our download page. You will also have to update your new version using the integrated updater (or download the manual updaters as well). This should solve the problem.

More informations about this problem is available in our forum:

SB Automatically “User Aborts”
Spybot Scan aborts itself
scan aborted by user
Scan aborted ny S&D with no input, please HELP
User Abort
Scan aborts prematurely

FAQ Category: Error Messages, Spybot 1.6