What does spybot immunize actually do, I have read by some users that it can block sites I need to go to?
It blocks few thousand malicious sites by adding them to your Windows Hosts file which blocks them totally.
In addition it places a couple thousand sites into the Internet Explorer Restricted Zone which limits the damage they can do without totally blocking them.
There are millions and millions of web-pages, it is highly unlikely that you will ever encounter one of the few thousand that Spybot has blocked of restricted. It is just a small layer of extra protection. Very small!
Spybot does not have real-time resident protection that will alert you like your anti-virus does. Spybot DOES have the optional "Tea-Timer" feature that will alert you to certain registry changes in Windows. It is up to the user to decide whether those changes are benign or malicious.
Yes you must run regular scans.
Spybot is detecting Malware Defense, but is not getting rid of it. How can I get rid of it?
You are infected with spyware if:
* You see too much pop-up advertisements.
* Your browser has toolbars that you haven't installed.
* Your homepage has changed (and you can't change it back).
* Other settings have changed without your permission.
* Your computer is slow.
To get rid of spyware and keep your computer clean you can use an antispyware or even more.
You can download a antispyware software. There are 10 good anti-spywares.
here is the reviews: http://toptenantispywareviews.com/
You can download one and scan your system.
All are safe and can be trusted.
How do I turn off the SpyBot Search and Destroy search as I start my computer?
On the top menu click on "mode" and switch to advanced.
A pop up screen will say are you sure...just say yes.
Then click on settings on the bottom and then settings again in the sub menu.
If you scroll down about half way there is a section called system start.
Uncheck the option to run program at system startup
***Please do not use msconfig if you are unsure of what your doing***