About Spybot S&D defs update [11 Nov 2009]

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by FanJ, Nov 11, 2009.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

    Feb 9, 2002
    See also update thread:


    As you can see in the screenshot, there was also this update:
    Advanced detection library 1.6.5

    This means that this file was updated:
    c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\advcheck.dll

    for those interested, here is the info from my file-integrity-checker NISFileCheck:

    Application: c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\advcheck.dll
    Status: Changed
    Version old: 1, 6, 4, 18
    Version new: 1, 6, 5, 20
    Size old: 1570648
    Size new: 1168216
    Date old: 2009-09-07 13:18:34
    Date new: 2009-11-04 10:14:08
    RMD160 Hash old: E9405871DE480987C86798235C8CD11165F0AD74
    RMD160 Hash new: 4240A723131F3FD9B959FA9A3BA91B9538BB9FAC
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  2. lordpake

    lordpake Registered Member

    Aug 7, 2004
    Helsinki ~ European Union
    So, in plain terms, what does all that mean? :)

    Improved detections for some specific threats?
  3. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

    Feb 9, 2002
    Hi lordpake,

    In plain terms, yes, that's more or less what it means :)
    (which specific threats, I don't know).

    The reason why I mentioned it:
    Usually the file advcheck.dll is only updated once every x months (when the Spybot company thinks it is needed).
    You know that that will happen when you see that info "Advanced detection library, !Advanced detection routines update" (as shown in the screenshot).
    While Spybot installs such an update for advcheck.dll, quickly a small black DOS-window jumps up and Spybot does its update-job for that file.
    I know that there were people in the past who had problems with it because they didn't allow some HIPS program on their system to let this update happen. So my posting was mentioned as a "wake-up" call: be warned that this will happen.

    I hope that this makes it a little bit more clear.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
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