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Exception trend anti-virus wouldnt load when i turned on computer. called trend support,temp disabled webroot and it worked. need exception to not block process.

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Hello,i have been reading your problem and i have a simple sollution..... simply launch the start menu,then "all programs" then hover over the text "start up" then drag the spy sweeper app into the start up section.... then simply restart your pc!

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www.avg.com

For your anti virus webroot, if its corrupted and if it was unlegal that there was delocking mode so it cannot be downloaded again before cleaning your whole OS. Im sorry for telling you this but its reallity :(


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Fix #1: download rkill.exe to a flash drive on another computer. Insert the flash drive on a USB port on your computer and double-click rkill. If the rkill log shows it has halted a program, that is probably the virus. Now you can update and run webroot.

Fix #2: sometimes the system is too seriously corrupted to get it to run its anti-virus program. In that case, take the hard drive out and install it as a slave drive or secondary drive in another computer after you update the anti-virus software on that computer. Start the antivirus program and tell it to do a full scan on the infected drive. When that is done, you can put it back in the e-Machine.

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In order to disable the Anti-Virus components of Webroot Anti-Virus you must go to two separate sections:
Anti-Virus Shield Disabling
1. Click on the Options button on the left hand side of Webroot Anti-Virus
2. Go to the Shields tab of the Options Menu
3. Under the section labeled Anti-Virus Protection, take the checkmark out of the Protect against Viruses box.
Anti-Virus Sweep Disabling
1. Click on the Options button on the left hand side of Webroot Anti-Virus
2. On the Sweep tab, put the dot into Custom Sweep (please note you can only disable Anti-Virus Sweeps by using the Custom Sweep option)
3. Under the section labeled Sweep Settings Summary, click the Change Settings link which is next to Custom Sweep Settings
4. A Custom Sweep box will appear with various sections to click on. Click on the What To Sweep button on the left side of this Custom Sweep box.
5. On this screen, take the checkmark out of Sweep for Viruses under the Viruses section.
6. Click the OK button at the bottom of this screen and you will be returned to the Sweep tab. (Again please note that you can only disable Anti-Virus Sweeps by using the Custom Sweep Option which will now be selected)


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I just went through this this afternoon, I spent 8 hours removing and updating and loading McAfee and running it too.

Webroot is a bad program, it is hard to remove and some of the componets just cannot be removed unless you do a search for the file and then delete it....if you need a certain dll then the anti-virus should detect that and remove or quarantine it.

I would suggest that you remove Webroot, and install another anti-virus program...I swear by McAfee, it removed over 30 problems or quarantined them, it works and is well worth the money spent....If you have Comcast, it is FREE to download on all of your computers in your home....just part of the internet service.

PS...Uniblue registry booster is no good, and another one that is hard to remove...it has spyware too.

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I would remove Spy Sweeper and Trend Micro. Then I would install the free versions of AVG, Ad-aware 2008, WinPatrol SpyBlaster and ScrubXP .

I have been using this combo for years and have had no problems as long as you keep them updated.


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