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I am having the same problem as hundreds of others... i have webroot spyware with antivirus, newest version 6, i think. after microsoft updated, and this happens every time i get an update from microsoft, my webroot doesn't work. says 4 critical shields are off, won't update, won't sweep. i have emailed my problem to webroot and no response. the previous times, i have uninstalled and reinstalled the program and that fixes it. one time, i actually found a patch, but don't remember where that was and can't find it again. i bought a version of webroot that allows you to install on 3 computers. i'm afraid to reinstall it again---am i using up these three installs on this one computer?? i have others to install it on when their antivirus expires. i am running vista 32 bit. home premium.

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Hi

your webroot spyware is clashing with some of the security update of windows.

before you install on any of the system just go to run
->msconfig ->startup->disable all->restart and then install the webroot.

I think its solved

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Webroot Antivirus


Webroot anti-virus and Spy Sweeper also have some advantages and disadvantages and those are:

Advantages: - all the facilities that Webroot provides is its main advantage, like

  • Effectiveness: - There are 16 protective shields available in Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper with protection is made possible over network, Windows, web browsing, email and startup programs. You will remain safe online with these shields as exploits and other threats are blocked. This shield is available for incoming and outgoing messages and there will be chance of accidental forward threats. The two powerful components antivirus and antispyware are included in this program. The antivirus component can be used for business security and Webroot Spy Sweeper manages the antispyware element.
  • Ease of use: - It's user friendly interface with simple tools for all types of users. There are tabs available for simple navigation and you can also have access to major components of software.
  • Updates: - It is very easy to keep your security up to date with the help of Webroot. The updates can be setup automatically on regular basis. These updates can also be setup at any time you need with the help Version Guard technology of Webroot.
  • Secures Your Email: - Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper monitors your inbound and outbound email to ensure it has not been hacked by hackers and that email attachments are free of hidden viruses and spyware.

Disadvantages:-
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  • If Webroot anti-virus and spy-sweeper, both are installed in your pc, then it may conflict each other. This problem may occur with spysweeper and anti-virus version 7.xxx and backup programs.

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I recently updated my version of Webroot with Spysweeper that I got in 2009 to the newest version and now it takes over an hour to do a sweep, and is stuck on an update. The progress gets to a certain...


easy way.
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I think because you updated the programs it left some old **** in background so you need to uninstall and reinstall your software.

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On Feb. 12, 2008, Microsoft released an update that fixed the recent compatiblity issues between Windows Vista and Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper that were a result of a previous Windows Jan. 8, 2008 update.
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To fix this issue, update your copy of Windows Vista with the latest updates available as of 2/12/2008. For many users, Windows Vista will update automatically at its next scheduled time, but the update is also available as a manual download. See below for instructions on how to update Windows Vista.
We also recommend updating your copy of Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper. The latest version does not experience any compatibility issues and it is generally recommended that you update your software to the latest version in order to ensure maximum security and protection of your PC.
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Webroot won't load


SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE GET SOMETHING ELSE.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

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****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
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**Ccleaner*** FREE
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$ *** KASPERSKY ***
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REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck.
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If it is not a new bought program, then remove it.


Some useful information below. Hope it helps.

SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE TRY SOMETHING ELSE.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

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http://www.microsoft.com

Pop up Blocker ** free******
www.panicware.com

*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****

FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…

****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com

**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.


$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,


ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck.
If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
Thanks :0)

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Webroot Spyware Question


Hi kn21_83

Your SpySweeper program functions by viewing incoming programs requesting access to your computer, referencing them to a built-in definitions file that updates regularly, and granting permission or red-flagging potential spyware programs. So, the definitions file is very important for the program to work properly.

I recently had a customer's computer display the same error message, and the way I was able to work-around it and make the SpySweeper program work properly was to uninstall it completely, ensure that there are no other anti-virus programs that might interfere with SpySweeper's install (if you have norton for example, manualy disable it for the duration of the install), and download the most current version from the internet rather than your disks that came with it.

Now, there could be other things involved, such as a malicious program interfering with how SpySweeper functions. In that scenario, restoring your OS is usually the fastest method of restoring functionality to your machine. Hopefully it is not a virus infection, but if you run out of ideas to resolve the issue a restore is a simple fix that guarantees success.

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