Easy Transfer migration blocked by Spybot Search & Destroy

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by umlighthouse, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. umlighthouse

    umlighthouse Guest

    After 4 attempts to do an "Easy Transfer" migration from old XP system to new
    Vista system using the Belkin Easy Transfer cable, I noticed the migration
    always failed when Spybot Search & Destroy was named below the progress bar
    on the Vista system. So I uninstalled the Spybot program and the migration
    went flawlessly! Note: I had already done the 'prescreen' get-ready for
    migration process online through Microsoft, but the Spybot Search & Destroy
    program had not shown up as an issue. UNINSTALL SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY
    before trying to do an Easy Transfer migration of files using a Belkin cable.
    umlighthouse, Sep 22, 2007
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  2. I might offer that such crap should never be installed to begin with.
    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Sep 22, 2007
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  3. umlighthouse

    Mick Murphy Guest

    You obviously don't know the program; nor much about anything.
    Mick Murphy, Sep 22, 2007
  4. umlighthouse

    umlighthouse Guest

    I don't know your age, or expertise (of which you have a very high opinion),
    however, you misjudge Spybot Search and Destroy. Check it at CENet or PCMag.
    It was out there clearing spyware before Norton and McAfee. Now, of course,
    the giants in virus protection have the same offerings as part of their
    products, still Spybot Search & Destroy often picks up what they miss. It
    surely did block migration from XP to Vista until I realized what the problem
    was! Considering the number of downloads of Spybot Search & Destroy that
    have been made, it is a significant problem for Easy Transfer migrations and
    an alert needs to be added to the pre-scan program to identify it before the
    migration begins so that people are stuck for 4 or 5 hours like I was trying
    to get the operation to work.
    umlighthouse, Sep 22, 2007
  5. What the hell difference does that make? Look it up if it's important
    to you, it's in my address.
    I think you're projecting. Get, AdAware SE Personal (Not the newest version)

    Although, there isn't much that can help VISTA at this point, but a couple of
    very serious service packs.
    It began as piece of shit con job, and barely continues to hold it's own.
    Misleading advertising and search placements acheived it's high down
    load numbers. They still do it today.... "Free" removal tool".... So the
    gullible people believe they can fix a problem, download and run, find
    all sorts of spyware and malware, click 'remove' only to be told, "Sorry,
    if you want that out, it'll be $29.95."
    I check this stuff in computers, not in the advertising rags.
    Now there are the two world's worst pieces of invasive crappola.
    They can screw up *any* OS from 3.1 to Vista.


    By the way... did you clean up the registry?

    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Sep 22, 2007
  6. umlighthouse

    umlighthouse Guest

    My registry is cleaned every time I turn on my laptop.
    umlighthouse, Sep 22, 2007

  7. In other words, you have no clue.
    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Sep 22, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Well, I do have a clue clown.
    People like you should be barred from here.
    Mick Murphy, Sep 22, 2007
  9. You have such a small clue, you don't even know when you're being spoken to.
    The people who should be barred are those that believe software can do
    everything for them, and thus they never bother to learn how to maintain
    their own PCs.

    "Easy Transfer" is as much a waste of money as is "Spybot".
    (Just my humble opinion.... while yours seems to be off topic

    By the way... have *you* ever removed Spybot from the registry?

    Nevermind.... I'll bet you think your PC gets a registry cleaning on boot up, too.

    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Sep 23, 2007
  10. umlighthouse

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Hey cockhead, I build and repair computers, data recovery(high-tech),
    servers, etc

    I think I know a bit more than you! I am 59yo.
    You are just a Johnny-come-lately to comps
    Mick Murphy, Sep 23, 2007
  11. Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooo.... I'M IMPRESSED !!!!!!

    Now go kiss some more ass and maybe you'll get your MSMVP.

    Think all you like... it hasn't done you any good here yet.
    Mmmmmmmm.... I AM SOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo IMPRESSED !!!!!!

    Not that it makes a damned bit of difference to a wise ass that
    can't even tell when he is being addressed, but I am 4 years
    younger that you and do the same work, but I don't do recovery.

    If you would use software either piece of the aforementioned
    software, I would be certain NOT to hire you.

    You're an unknowing ass that should mind his own, overblown ego, business...

    You entered this thread trying to kick my ass for some reason... but all
    you have done is whimper that I have an opinion that is based on fact
    and experience, and feed your ego in the process of doing so.

    Please... either go help someone who is completely clueless or go
    play in the street... preferably the latter.

    David Morgan (MAMS)
    http://www.m-a-m-s DOT com
    Morgan Audio Media Service
    Dallas, Texas (214) 662-9901
    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Sep 24, 2007
  12. umlighthouse

    Geoff Guest

    Why don't you two children take it offline? exchange im's and continue this
    outside of the forum. i don't care to read this stuff; I just want
    eztransfer to stop hanging on my XP box. can either of you pause your
    mudslinging for a moment and assist?

    BTW, I have strong opinions about Spybot S&D, but I'm not going to state
    them for fear of getting hit by a mudball.
    Geoff, Oct 27, 2007
  13. You went back 34 days just to add this insult to the nutcase who called
    me an inexperienced, johnny-come-lately, cockhead because I believe
    that Spybot is a manipulative, con-job, POS ?!?
    Do what the OP did.... remove Spybot S&D. Then complain to MS and
    Spybot about the 'issue', providing all of the details you can. Personally,
    I'd ditch Spybot, clean the registry, and install AdAware SE Personal.
    (Not AdAware version 7.).
    I have strong opinions about people who cram invasive software into their
    PCs in the hopes that it will make up for bad surfing and maintenance habits,
    and I'm not afraid to project that.
    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Oct 27, 2007
  14. umlighthouse

    Geoff Guest

    Just searching for some answers, Mr. Morgan. I didn't go looking 34 days
    back just to insult people. Back on topic, now that my transfer completed
    (solved the XP box hang myself) do you have any idea how to cure the
    situation where all my folders on the Vista machine that transferred are "not
    accessible...access is denied"? I transferred the objects in the Geoff
    Stuart account to the new computer, which also has a Geoff Stuart account.
    Both are Administrators.

    Thanks if you can help.
    Geoff, Oct 28, 2007
  15. Quite honestly, Geoff... I despise VISTA and I have never used the
    automated tools for migrating anything. I burned my files onto data
    CDs and manually transferred them into the VISTA box (clean install,
    not an upgrade) in the office. No issues. VISTA is on one PC at the
    office and on one employee's laptop, and all of the PCs at my church
    (which I support). I had a clean install of VISTA Home Basic installed
    on a single PC for thirty days at home, unactivated, before I gave the
    OS away with a new computer build -- this after deciding that VISTA's
    background process complexity (along with a number of other OS
    intricacies that could not be shut down) along with it's ability to both
    assemble and report to MS, a highly accurate profile of the user and
    the complete state of the OS and the PC, wasn't my cup of tea just yet.

    A quick try would be turning off UAC, reboot and try accessing the files


    Overview of UAC:

    If you're a single-user PC owner, UAC is a heaping pile of horse feces,
    basically only for security issues in multi-user/single PC or heavily
    networked environments. It's of little to no value for a single user.

    I can't even simulate the issue for you because there is zero OEM
    software on any of the boxes I mentioned (except the church), as
    they are clean installs from VISTA DVDs. I will however, keep an eye
    on the threads you've started and if nothing comes up for you, try
    migrating a few things... (but I don't allow SpyBot on any of my
    systems, and we may not be configured similarly).

    Cheers... & sorry no joy today...

    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Oct 28, 2007
  16. Any luck with no UAC ?
    David Morgan \(MAMS\), Oct 28, 2007
  17. umlighthouse

    Geoff Guest


    Well, you're gonna love this. I installed a little reg hack called Take
    Ownership (see http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=499870) which
    is supposed to allow me to recover full access to the selected file /
    directory, sub directories and their content after Easy Transfer takes it
    away. While I am not able to see the "Take Ownership" contect menu entry in
    the Elevated Command Prompt (what's that?), it did seem to eliminate the
    shortcuts to My Music, My Documents, etc. that previously I couldn't open.
    Most of my data is now accessible.

    I feel I've lost control of the upgrade in that I don't know where Easy
    Transfer was supposed to put things vs. what it actually did, so I'm just
    checking app-by-app and manually copying things when necessary. The security
    model in Vista differs from XP in ways I don't fully understand (and were not
    even hinted at on the Welcome screens). It will be a gradual learning
    process. I figured there was little to lose because I have not yet shifted
    over to the Vista box (Kaspersky is on order, I'm not risking exposing an
    unprotected machine to the Internet). I already reloaded it from the factory
    CD, so I can do that again if needed. Meanwhile the XP box chugs along for
    paying bills and doing my email.

    I did have more success with Easy Transfer Companion, a beta version that MS
    has made available. It transfers programs from one machine to another, which
    avoids doing installs, endless Internet updates, and option configurations.
    Unlike Easy Transfer, it worked like a charm, and even had explanations of
    what it was doing. Plus, it logs its activity and tells me what it could NOT
    accomplish. So far everything I've tried to run is working perfectly.

    So I'll keep you posted. I may not have to turn off UAC but will definitely
    read the article you suggested before I make up my mind. Yesterday I took a
    day off the computer hassles to finish grouting my kitchen backsplash to
    avoid a domestic disturbance.


    Geoff, Oct 30, 2007
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    swo7153 Guest

    After viewing this I tried to uninstall Spybot. This is the message I got:
    "The uninstall file c:programs/spybot-search&Destroy/unins000.dat" is in a
    format not recognized by this version of the uninstaller. Cannot uninstall.
    swo7153, Dec 18, 2007
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