Please help me someone , mcafee is not installing due to it conflicting with spysweeper with anti virus. i cannot find that prog/files to uninstall on my p.c. i did have it on there before but though i had un-installed it . please help me if you can , i'm unprotected at the moment .
Re: trying to uninstall spysweeper to install mcafee
Its ok now folks . i got it sorted myself . mcafee must have some firewalls that wont allow even traces of another programme through. i installed f-secure instead with no problems whatsoever . thanks for your time.
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Hi, If spysweeper was installed then you should find it in "add remove programs" (XP) or "programs and features" (Vista) both can be found in the control panel. When you open it look for webroot. If it's not there type regedit in the search or run box, click on edit and select find, type webroot into the text box and search for any registry entry relating to spysweeper (webroot). If your registry finds an entry click on find next and keep on doing this until the registry is cleared, then restart your PC and try and update Mcafee. If you can't find any registry entry relating to webroot your PC maybe infected with spyware, malware or a virus. In that case i would perform a deep scan of the system whether your antivirus is updated or not.
Good luck and please post back if you need anymore help.
This worked for me. Search the registry for webroot (start->run->type 'regedit'); in regedit, find 'webroot'. Delete the folder that has webroot (it has sub-folder 'spy sweeper'). McAfee should finish installing.
A user can uninstall the Windows Vista update that is
causing this issue. Once the update is uninstalled you will need to wait until
Microsoft has released a fix for this issue. Otherwise, a Windows Vista update
may cause this problem to occur again if Microsoft has not pushed a fix
To uninstall the conflicting update, do the
1. Click Start
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click Programs and Features
4. Choose View installed updates
5. Select "Update for Microsoft Windows
6. Click Uninstall
7. Restart your computer and the update should be
CLEAN INSTALL needed here. Try uninstalling again, but this time after the uninstall, shut down completely for at least 30 seconds, and then restart. Then do a search for 'all files and folders' - search for both Spysweeper and then Webroot, 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 uninstall 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 PowerProducer 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.