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Webroot Spy Sweeper

The program installed, but then I get a message saying there are compatibility issues with my system. I should check for online solutions.

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  • rennyp1115 Oct 14, 2008

    I have Windows Vista VR

    I installed the Spy Sweeper software I purchased when I replaced my PC.

    I get a message saying "The program has compatibility issues and I should go to Microsoft ( online) for assistance".

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What operating system do you have????
and what software are you trying to install???
detail please.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    Frank Oct 14, 2008

    uninstall spy sweeper. it is not yet vista comparable issue.

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Hi i bought ASUS REPUBLIC OF GAMERS LAPTOP so it included webroot antivirus ,it worked well but now stopped working when i double click spy sweeper.exe it says installation or upgrade error , i am also...


The trail period for your Webroot spy sweeper had expired, so you have to buy the programme.

Alternatively your can use free version Malware or Anti-Spyware programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or SUPERAntiSpyware which indeed very good software in detecting & removing Spyware or Malware from your PC/Laptop.

Hope it helps.

Jan 14, 2011 | Webroot Computers & Internet

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Webroot Antivirus


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.

Disadvantages:-
  • 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.

on Mar 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Spy Sweeper purchased in July, 2009 will not work with Windows 7.


Ms Mason,

With Windows 7 there comes an improved Compatibility feature which allows you to run programs apparently not functional in Windows 7. In order to do this, please install the program as usual, making sure to tell the installation program to install a desktop icon. When it is finished, right click on the icon and select properties. The next window has a tab called compatibility. Click this tab and select Run program in... and select Windows Vista or Windows XP SP3 (either should work). I would also set it to run as administrator. See graphic below.

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If the program wont install at all, than explore the CD and do the same process with the "setup.exe" program on the CD.

Good Luck,

NOLA Tech

Feb 06, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper 3 (667208652105) for...

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Want to uninstall Spy Sweeper and the error message says that the uninstall version is not compatible. How do I get a compatible version?


Go to control panel, then select "add or remove programs" (win xp), or select "programs and features" (win vista). Allow the computer a little time to build the program list, then from here you can uninstall the program. (If you can't find it, you might find it under a publisher name.)

Hope this helps.

Jan 12, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Compatability issue


On Feb. 12, 2008, Microsoft released an update that fixed the recent compatiblity issues between Windows Vista and Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper that were a result of a previous Windows Jan. 8, 2008 update.
Recommended Fix:
To fix this issue, update your copy of Windows Vista with the latest updates available as of 2/12/2008. For many users, Windows Vista will update automatically at its next scheduled time, but the update is also available as a manual download. See below for instructions on how to update Windows Vista.
We also recommend updating your copy of Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper. The latest version does not experience any compatibility issues and it is generally recommended that you update your software to the latest version in order to ensure maximum security and protection of your PC.
Click here for help on how to update Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper.

Sep 13, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot spy sweeper window says program damage


have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling a program or yo ucan also try doing a system restore either of this will work

Jul 16, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Installing a new antivirus program


if you know registry editor then go regedit find all webroot stuff and delete

Jul 11, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot won't sweep as per schedule


check your fire wall exceptions tab from control panel /add program(webroot spy sweeper)/check box next to this entry?

Feb 21, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Spy sweeper not working


1- Install using this serial: SSDC-ONLN-AAAA-NNNL-NINC

Then

2- Go into the C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper

Then

3- Right click the "install.dat" file-->go to Properties--> at the bottom check the boxes "read-only" and "hidden"-->then click Apply

And finally....

4- Run SpySweeperFix.v1.1.exe

Allow SpySweeperFix.v1.1.exe to run on the next Windows start up, this gives you the definition update till 2020, otherwise, you'll just get till 2006!

Hope this helps, if not, post back.

May 23, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Free upgrade


12/4/2007- Webroot experienced a brief system outage that may have caused some current Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper users to receive a "keycode is valid but not in the database" error. To resolve this issue, please do a manual update of your software or wait for your program to do an automatic update check and the issue should be fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

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