Everytime I start any kind of on-line game (World of warcraft, Vangaurd, etc.) I get an error message that webroot firewall has to close.. Then, the game will not be able to connect to the internet. Explorer and Firewfox work fine, just the games won't load! I need of help!
I dunno if this is the right answer, but when I had SpySweeper, it detected some of my games, like WoW, as mal-ware and blocked them. I tried everything to fix it but in the end, the only thing that worked was uninstalling the software. One of the things (I think) that sets SpySweeper off, is that WoW uses that game launcher and because of the nature of how it works, it can appear to be malicious, when actually it's a GOOD thing. It checks for key loggers and such before letting you into the game so you, hopefully, won't get hacked. (the authenticator is really good for that too. I use the launcher, an extremely sick password, plus the authenticator... if I ever get hacked, I'm kickin Blizzard's ***. *rofl*)
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You can try removing the game from the Add and Remove Programs from the
Control Panel, but if it does not get uninstall from there or if it
gives you any kind of error messages you can try the below mentioned.
Clear temp files1. Click “Start”, click “Run”, type” %temp%” in
the Open box, and then click OK. (If the "Run" option is unavailable press the "Windows Key" and "R" (The "Windows key" is between "ctrl" and "alt" keys on your keyboard.) 2. On
the" Edit menu, click Select All. 3. On the File menu, click Delete, and then click Yes to All. Delete the game Folder 1. Click Start, and then click Search or “Find or
Search". NOTE: If you are using Microsoft Windows 98, click "Files or
Folders", and if you are using Microsoft Windows XP, click "All files
and folders". 2. in the Named box or the "All or part of the
file name" box, type Warcraft or Blizzard. 3. In the "Right pane" box, select all
the game related files and delete them.
Uninstallthe game from
registry WARNING: Using Registry
Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall
your operating system Make
sure you delete keys only related to Warcraft or Blizzard . 1. Click on “Start” and click on “Run” type
“regedit”. 2. Click on [+] Sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and
locate Software and click on [+] Sign next to it. 3. Now, press "ctrl + f" (to search) and type the
game name (Warcraft or Blizzard). 4. Delete all the keys and folders associated with
the game that would be displayed in the column to the left. 5. Press “F3” on your keyboard to re-search for
different entries for the game. 6. Then exit the Registry Editor and restart the
machine for the changes to take effect.
Two causes for this error meassge either you are not running the latest version of World of Warcraft, or your game files have been modified.
It is possible that you have a virus or program which is modifying files on your computer. Scan your computer with an updated anti virus program to make sure that your machine is clean. Then make sure you are launching the game using Launcher.exe If none of the above helps they are a few repairing tools that might fix your game, you might want to check "Fix Wareout".