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Spy sweeper when I click on sweep now nothing happens why?

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In which place you click on the icon of sweep.
In the menu, on the screen or directly from the directory where you can find the sweep.

There are all kind of possibilities.

Problem with the registry.
File is moved
Version expired.

Probably the easiest way is to reinstall sweep.

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I have been using spy sweeper for a couple of years and have had no problems until last week. Every time I try to run a sweep the program hangs my system so hard it requires a power reset. During a sweep...


boot the maschine in secure modus, backup your stuff !!!
1st solution is to try to re-install spysweeper, but as i have done a few times as so... its better to uninstall it fully, reboot, remove settings from sweeper in registry;
reboot again;
if everything goes well, install sweeper again;
if not after having confirmed, that your data is securely back-uped to external media, re-install system.

other case bevore, try to reset system to good working situation, but as you wrote, you removed dll... hmmm... think ur system s badly damaged. sweeper sometimes does fragment parts of system so badly, that theres no other option.
u could try to check system with other sweeping tool... happens, that bug gets looping system...
good luck

Ganimidis

Mar 04, 2011 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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I was sweeping my computer and the sweep froze when nearly finished and I can't get it to turn off or do anything.


Try pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, clicking task manager, then the processes tab and right click the one for Spy Sweeper and click end process. Then start the program again. If all else fails, try restarting your computer. If this happens every time you run the sweep, uninstall and reinstall the program.

Jan 01, 2011 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Purchased new pc w/windows 7 os. installed spy


In order to solve this problem you have to solve this problem
you have to uninstall Spy Sweeper.before that you open taskmanager and in the process tab,click on the respective process of spy sweeper
and stop it.Then you could uninstall it from your pc.

Then install Spy Sweeper from your cd.

Feb 07, 2010 | 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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Spysweeper does not work when you click on it


Web Root Spy Sweeper is an adware itself, this program install a key in the startupregistry with the name spy falcon, making you beleive that is a realadware .Sweeper auto quarantined some files need by the operating system............a better alternative is spyware terminator (click here) and is complete freeware8523dbf.jpg

Jan 03, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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I have a subsription with McAfee and I cannot download the software before having this webroot spy sweeper removed.I cannot find it on my computer and never had a subscription with this webroot spy...


first uninstall the webroot spy sweeper through the following steps.
1.click start 
2.go to control pannel
3.open 'add or remove program'
4.a window will open wait for some time until the list is populated

5 i)in that list find webroot spy sweeper and click remove 
   go through the uninstall wizard and finish the uninstallation process

5 ii)if you didn't find webroot spy sweeper there then it can be a virus
You need to download a program called MalwareBytes because that searces your entire computer
, finds the virus and completely destroys it.

http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

Click the green 'download now' button (don't worry - this is free) and once you've downloaded it, got the updates and done a system sweep which takes a long time but it's worth it, you should be fine. It also solves the desktop, wallpaper and screensaver hijack, too.

6. restart your computer

7.open mycomputer click search and do a search for webroot spy sweeper
delete all the files and folders regarding webroot spy sweeper

8.now download mcafee before installing mcafee uninstall MalwareBytes and restart your pc
because at a time only one antivirus software should be used

i think this solution will help you 
if the problem is not fixed please inform i will suggest some other ways

Dec 19, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot spy sweeper


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...

Sep 20, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot spysweeper won't sweep


i had the same problem getting also an error message when i would log in about a valid definition file and go to program option page to update the definition file, after trying fixes from others i found one that said to reboot computer and put in safe mode, then open spy sweeper in safe mode, everything was in large print and nothing was turned on, so i rebooted the computer again and this time when the screen came up came up normally and not in safe mode and most of all there was no error message, my spy sweeper is now opened and now it is sweeping like it is suppose to do i don't know who was the person that posted the resolution but thanks it works so everyone try it.

Aug 01, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Spy Sweeper won't sweep


I have seen this problem a couple times. The only fix that seems to work is uninstalling Spysweeper and then reinstall it again. If you go to start>Programs>webroot you will see an uninstaller. Run that, reboot the computer, then reinstall again from your install disc.

Jun 04, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot won't sweep


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 2008!

Hope this helps, if not, post back.

May 13, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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