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Webroot spy ware

My webroot spy is damaged,have downloaded updates and still is dammaged,can not sweep at all please help before virus takes over.

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You will need to uninstall and install your program

Restart your computer--> black screen--> after the Bios check (is always the 1st step)--> start pressing the F8 key repeatedly--> Windows boot menu will apear--> use the arrows--> Safe mode

It will look different from you normal Windows (don't worry about this)--> go to Add / remove programs--> Uninstall your spysweeper program--> restart your computer normally--> install your program normally--> check for updates

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