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I had webroot it was paid for until Dec. 2009.I had to have my computer fixed becausr it had a virus and now I can no longer find the webroot icon

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The easiest way is to go to your start button andright click on it once and click on explore when the page comes up go to the left side panel and scroll down till you see program files,double click on that and you can see if spysweeper is there .if you need more help let me know.

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6. restart your computer

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

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