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My subs. for webroot spy and antivirus ware expires 3/2009.

I am very dissatisfied with this product. What similar yet better product is available?

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McAffee works. In fact it finds viruses that Norton can't find.

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My webroot antivirus with spysweeper encounters a problem


All Webroot products as of August 2011 were replaced by Webroot SecureAnywhere, which resolves all issues with prior products including SpySweeper and Webroot Antivirus. Existing users should visit the Webroot site for a free upgrade to SecureAnywhere.

Aug 14, 2011 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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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:-
  • Webroot anti-virus program not use Heuristics base detection method, that's why it totally depends on updated virus data-base.
  • 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.

on Mar 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Webroot spy sweeper with antivirus has gone completely blank. I can't click on any buttons and it has a white, blank screen; it won't load either. I have Windows Vista and i dont think it's expired, yet....


It sounds like your Webroot Spysweeper With AntiVirus Program crashed.

1. Click on CTRL+ALT+ DEL keys (All at once) to bring up the task manager.

2. Under the Applications tab>Click on webroot spysweeper to highlight it. Then click on end task.

3. I would suggest you uninstall and re-install it.

4. Go to Start>Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a Program

5. Scroll down thru all Programs until you find WebRoot Spysweeper. Click it to highlight it- then click uninstall.

6. When it is finished uninstalling-click on Start>Restart pc.

7. After you log in to your pc>re-install webroot spysweeper.

8. After installation is complete, reboot your pc. This should fix the problem.

Apr 25, 2011 | Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus:...

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I can not register my Webroot Antivirus with spy Sweeper


Use Comodo Anti-Virus, its free and it is better than spysweeper

Mar 05, 2011 | Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus:...

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Hi i bought ASUS REPUBLIC OF GAMERS LAPTOP so it included webroot antivirus ,it worked well but now stopped working when i double click spy sweeper.exe it says installation or upgrade error , i am also...


The trail period for your Webroot spy sweeper had expired, so you have to buy the programme.

Alternatively your can use free version Malware or Anti-Spyware programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or SUPERAntiSpyware which indeed very good software in detecting & removing Spyware or Malware from your PC/Laptop.

Hope it helps.

Jan 14, 2011 | Webroot Computers & Internet

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I need driver update for my Webroot Spy Sweeper with Antivirus to make it work with Windows 7. I can't find where to get them on your site?


The driver isn't the problem, your version of the Webroot is - it's incompatible to Win 7.
Get the new version  http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-antivirus.html?WRSID=3d790ba983c5fccf5b52599947ae46cb

Nov 27, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper 3 (667208652105) for...

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Compatability issue


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.
Recommended Fix:
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.
Click here for help on how to update Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper.

Sep 13, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Remove webroot spy sweep from my vista hp. I tried to renew my Trend Micro Antivirus, and now I'm showing NO Antivirus on my HP. Called Trend Micro and was told to remove Webroot. 09 version has spy ware...


If going to control panel and look for the program in "uninstall program", then try actually going to where the Webroot Spysweet is installed.

For example, and most likely, it is installed in C:\Program Files\Webroot Spysweep

AFter finding the folder, delete it and any other files related to this program.

Hope this helps!

Jun 18, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Removing webroot spy sweeper


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.

Dec 19, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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