Spybot’s system scan freezes at Zlob.ZipCodec

This problem was caused by a minor issue in the Spybot program. We are now providing a small installer that will correct this issue on your PC.

Symptoms:

  • The scan proceeds as normal, but will stop progressing at Zlob.ZipCodec and won’t appear to finish.
  • The “Settings” button in the Start Center is unresponsive when clicked.

Fix/Solution:

  • If you are experiencing this issue, simply download and run this small installer.

    This installer replaces a file that was identified to cause the issue.


FAQ Category: File Scan, General, Known Issues, Settings, Spybot 2, Start Center

What is the File Scan?

The File Scan is an on demand tool that allows you to scan single files and folders on your PC.

The File Scan uses the same detection signatures to search for malware, including viruses in licensed editions, as the System Scan does. This feature is available in all editions of Spybot 2.

You can Open the File Scan from the Start Center or under the Basic Tools section in the System Tray.

You can also start the File Scan by opening SDFiles.exe in the Spybot directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot – Search & Destroy 2

Or on a 32-bit/x86 PC:
C:\Program Files\Spybot – Search & Destroy 2


FAQ Category: File Scan, Spybot 2

How do I scan a file using File Scan?

To scan a file using the File Scan:

  • Open Spybot by right clicking on the Spybot icon and choosing “Run as Administrator”.
  • Go to File Scan. This will open the File Scan in a separate window.
  • File Scan 1

  • Click on Add File(s). This allows you to pick which files to scan.
  • You can then navigate to the desired file(s), and click “Open”.
  • If you want to add more than one file from the same directory, hold the “AltGr” key on your keyboard when selecting the files, and then press “Open”.

You can also scan a single file by right clicking on the file, clicking on “Spybot – Search & Destroy”, and then clicking on Scan File.

Note: Windows Explorer Integration must be enabled to use this option.

File Scan 3

If the File is clean, a green tick should appear beside the file in the results list.

File Scan 2

If the File is infected, you can quarantine it by clicking “Remove Malware”.


FAQ Category: File Scan, Spybot 2

How do I scan a folder using the File Scan?

To scan a folder using the File Scan, please open then “File Scan” window from the Start Center.

– Open Spybot by right-clicking on the Spybot icon and choosing “Run as Administrator”.

– Go to File Scan.

This will open the File Scan in a separate window.

File Scan 1

– Click on the “Add Folder(s)” option in the left hand menu.

This will allow you to navigate to the desired folder and then select it to be scanned.

You can also scan a single folder by right clicking on the file, clicking on “Spybot-Search & Destroy” then clicking on Scan Folder.

Note: Windows Explorer Integration must be enabled to use this option.

File Scan 4

The scanner will then scan all the files contained within the selected folder(s).

Each file will be listed in the results list.

If a File is clean, a green tick should appear beside it in the results list.

File Scan 2

If a File contained within the folder is infected you can click “Remove Malware”.


FAQ Category: File Scan, Spybot 2