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Spysweeper w/ antivirus

When i try to install it I get error message 1618- another installation is in progress, and must finish before this one

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Do CTRL-ALT-Delete, under processes, end the processes which refer to SpySweeper.
Go to run and type in msconfig. In the startup tab, un-check any reference to SpySweeper.
Then go to the Control Panel and unistall any versions of SpySweeper.
Then re-boot and re-install your SpySweeper.


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Sometimes anyantivirus is reported as a virus code for another antivirus,
  • If any other antivirus is installed, please uninstall it.
  • if your spysweeper is expired, please obtain new version
  • uninstall spysweeper, clean registry, and reinstall it.
  • use proper authentication, sometimes administrator installs the SW, the user is not able to update it.
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Your SpySweeper program functions by viewing incoming programs requesting access to your computer, referencing them to a built-in definitions file that updates regularly, and granting permission or red-flagging potential spyware programs. So, the definitions file is very important for the program to work properly.

I recently had a customer's computer display the same error message, and the way I was able to work-around it and make the SpySweeper program work properly was to uninstall it completely, ensure that there are no other anti-virus programs that might interfere with SpySweeper's install (if you have norton for example, manualy disable it for the duration of the install), and download the most current version from the internet rather than your disks that came with it.

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