I put in my order for renewing my program by download, but had to go back and check operating system and lost track of my order. I had filled theorder form completely, ordering just the Spy Sweeper -- without the virus program. I don't want to order twice. HELP, PLEASE.
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Uninstall the software from Spy Sweeper go to uninstall and look for Spy Sweeper and take it out of there. Or go to programs and see if it is an uninstall utility. I use Windows Security Essentials it is free and does all of it behind the scenes. You have to have a legal copy of windows and also pass the WGA in order to download it. The problem is people waste their money on software that is not necessary in today's computing world most of it is free and already built in or offered with Windows software operating systems. You do not need much more than this.
If you decide to load it anyway because you purchased it make sure that you go and check to see if you have anti-virus software installed that can be found in the control panel. If not you will also have to purchase external anti-virus software as well to work with this software. There are free ones to use or purchase. Your provider ISP may even have anti-virus free check your provider site to see if it comes with free anti-virus software. I would use Microsoft Security Essentials personally. It does it all removes spyware and things that are not supposed to be there. Click Here to download this free software and read about it. Hope this assists you. John
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.
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
First Try This: Try to uninstall Spysweeper and reinstall (Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs)
If it gets nasty reboot in to safe mode (follow these steps): 1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears. 2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER. 3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the "Windows XP with networking"
Once you are in safe mode do this: 1. Download the free microsoft app "Autoruns" from http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Autoruns.zip 2. Extract the .zip file 3. double click the file "autoruns.exe" 4. The program will start autoscanning your computer to see what boots up with it (it will take a few min.... bottom left of screen tells you when it is done) 5. Make sure you are in the "Everything" tab (which loads up by default) 6. Hit CTRL + F (to do a Find) 7. Type "Spy" and hit ENTER 8. The first entry containing the word "Spy" in your startup instructions will be highlighted 9. Look at the "Image Path" column, if it contains anything like "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\" uncheck that item 10. Press F3 to see the next item containing the word "Spy" 11. Keep repeating steps 9 & 10 until you get through the entire list I'm guessing you might find the following: C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe 12. Reboot as normal (spysweeper should not load up) 13. Attempt uninstall, reinstall again
CLEAN INSTALL needed here. Try un-installing after the un-install, shut down completely for at least 30 seconds, and then restart. This releases any "Locked files" for deletion. Then do a search in 'all files and folders' - search for both Weebroot and then Spy Sweeper, with the options "Search system folders", "Search hidden files and folders" and "Search subfolders" checked. Delete all of those files found. You should do this search and delete whenever you un-install any programs. It will remove lots and lots of leftover junk files and corrupted files taking up room on your hard drive. It will also give you a "clean install" when you reinstall or install an updated program. (Do this ESPECIALLY when updating to a NEW anti-virus programs and “Internet Security Suite” programs such as McAfee or Norton etc.) BEFORE RE-INSTALLING Spy Sweeper
Download and install "Registry Mechanic" then do the updates prior to running it and removing anything for the first time. This will get rid of all your current Registry errors, prior to installing or reinstalling.