Solved Spybot S&D ask for windows 7 admin login but none set up

October 11, 2012 at 07:17:04
Specs: Windows 7, 3 gig
My girlfriend has a Dell Inspiron 1440. It's just a normal set up with no logins or whatever to get in. When I run spybot it all works fine, but when I run the clear issues, some will clear and the others say you have to be logged in as an admin. As far as I know there is no admin setup or the normal account IS the admin. I have been looking for a while but can't figure it out. Could someone please point me to where I should be looking to fix this issue, please? Everything else runs great and I have no issues with the laptop. Thank you

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#1
October 11, 2012 at 07:20:19
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Try "Run as Administrator". If your account is and Admin account then you won't need to supply an additional password.

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#2
October 11, 2012 at 16:57:36
Right click on the Spybot icon, then click "Run as Administrator"

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#3
October 14, 2012 at 00:14:23
The Default Administrator account in Windows 7 is disabled. You'll need to enable it, and you can use it to login. Regardless, the initial account created upon configuration of the laptop should be an Administrator account. Unless of course, the account being used was an additional account setup with limited privileges.

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#4
October 14, 2012 at 08:57:02
any reason why you are running spybot S&D on a win 7 PC? Why not just run a free version of Malwarebytes?
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
Also, I would not suggest trying the malwarebytes trial....it will haunt you to pieces...I just use the free program and it works great....

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#5
October 14, 2012 at 14:15:46
Generally, you want to run your OS at all times as a standard user. One downside of that is when programs want (and we hope this is legit) to have admin rights, windows needs to have an admin password on the normal administrator account. It is in your best interest to put a strong password in there and make a password reset disk in case you forget it.

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