Question about Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC
I have a subscription with McAfee total protection and cannot download
the software before this webroot spy sweeper is removed.I cannot find
this program on my computer and never had a subscription on it.
How can this be removed?
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.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
McAfee will complain about a SpySweeper installation even if there only a coupon from a PC Manufacturer (like Dell or HP) or only just SpySweeper settings still on the computer. This is sad, since SpySweeper by itself, as opposed to something like Webroot Antivirus or Webroot Internet Security Essentials, will not conflict with McAfee.
The people at any Antivirus company SHOULD know every other Antivirus company's "Cleanup" program. McAfee is telling customers who PAY them that they need to call a company they don't pay and who normally would have no reason to help somebody who is not even their customer. The scary thing is that Webroot is helping all of McAfee's customers when McAfee is not helping their own customers.
The thing that McAfee tech support should know but isn't bothering to help their customers with is that the Webroot clean up utility is located at:
The long term solution is to get an Antivirus program that is NOT McAfee though. If they refuse to install unless you jump through hoops to remove coupons and configuration settings, and then make you call somebody else who doesn't even have a reason to help you but does anyway, obviously they probbaly aren't a very good Antivirus program.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
I would use spybot search and destroy to use it. you can locate it at www.safer-networking.org/.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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