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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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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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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.
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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.

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If it is a Vista machine, to make sure you have downloaded the newest patch as well as remove any other spyware programs.

I would suggest add/remove programs one by one, then rebooting to see if you can run your program. Delete programs you are not using anyway.

Let me know how it' goes..

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