SpySweeper Anti Virus conflicts with Trend Micro AntiVirus
When I purchased my computer it came with Spy Sweeper and Trend Micro Anti Virus. Recently when I turned my computer on, the Trend Micro would not load. I called them today and after much work, we found that my Spy Sweeper had been upgraded to a 5.8.l.5 which includes an anti virus protection and that anti virus program conflicts with the Trend Micro. I don't need two anti virus protections. I called Spy Sweeper, stayed on the phone for 32 minutes, spoke with a gentleman who could not help me and who told me he was sending me to someone else to help me remove the anti virus protection of Spy Sweeper, held on for another 20 minutes and gave up. HELP!!!!!
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Webroot anti-virus and Spy Sweeper also have some advantages and disadvantages and those are:
Advantages: - all the facilities that Webroot provides is its main advantage, like
Effectiveness: - There are 16 protective shields available in Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper with protection is made possible over network, Windows, web browsing, email and startup programs. You will remain safe online with these shields as exploits and other threats are blocked. This shield is available for incoming and outgoing messages and there will be chance of accidental forward threats. The two powerful components antivirus and antispyware are included in this program. The antivirus component can be used for business security and Webroot Spy Sweeper manages the antispyware element.
Ease of use: - It's user friendly interface with simple tools for all types of users. There are tabs available for simple navigation and you can also have access to major components of software.
Updates: - It is very easy to keep your security up to date with the help of Webroot. The updates can be setup automatically on regular basis. These updates can also be setup at any time you need with the help Version Guard technology of Webroot.
Secures Your Email: - Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper monitors your inbound and outbound email to ensure it has not been hacked by hackers and that email attachments are free of hidden viruses and spyware.
Webroot anti-virus program not use Heuristics base detection method, that's why it totally depends on updated virus data-base.
If Webroot anti-virus and spy-sweeper, both are installed in your pc, then it may conflict each other. This problem may occur with spysweeper and anti-virus version 7.xxx and backup programs.
Spy Sweeper is for spyware and that is not the same as anti virus software..If you do not have anti virus software, you should consider a getting one of the more popular types such as McAfee or Trend PC Cillin.these are two readily available types .. It is good to have both spyware and virus protection and they are not the same.. Hope this helps you..
I too have Trend PC Cillin ( anti-virus ) and Webroot Spy sweeper... I schedule sweeps at different times so there is no overlap or conflicts.. I am running windows XP Pro ( i do not like Vista... even thou I may not have any choice at some point) but I have not had any conflicts or lockups between them.. There may be some other underlying issue with your system... For what it's worth...
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!
Unfortunately you have been infected, by the software called "Vista Antivirus 2008". What this software does is infect you, then prompt you to pay to remove the infection that it installed. So it is a scam.
This will remove the infection (and others) from your system.
Once you have completed the steps, be sure to try an online scanner such as housecall here http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ This will not conflict with your already-installed Trend Micro software, it mearly runs through your web browser.
On that note, Internet Explorer is not very safe for browsing the Internet with, i would recommend either Firefox or Opera for a safer/better browsing experience.