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I cannot seem to remove webroot spysweeper w/antivirus from my computer. I never installed this program; not sure where it came from and it cannot be found in "add/remove program of windows." I also went through manaul uninstall sequence of : start/run...enter regedit/enter...hkey local machine/software/microsoft/windows/current version/uninstall...this also did not work...I saw software listed, but under uninstall...any suggestions?

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  • jaymichaels8 Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same prob. Wont let me download McAfee because of it.

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You can configure it from

Start --> Run --> msconfig --> Services

Remove it from startup services apply -- ok then reboot.

hope it works !

Mabino

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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