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Webroot spysweeper with virus protection will not turn on

The program loaded alright but will not turn on. And the disk I was sent in the mail as a backup is last years version. No Virus protection. I actually have four disks of the same program. First time I've had a problem with Spy sweeper ! I can't find the version value on my receipt or disk. I need to get this thing running or I won't have virus protection.

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I lost my program and tried to re download from my disk but wont let me


If you have your keycode email that was sent to you when you purchased Spysweeper, simply go to http://www.webroot.com/updates/redownload/index.php and fill out the information requested.

You will be able to download the newest version that you had purchased and do a clean install with the keycode again. The email they send will have step by step instructions and your information included.

Hope this helps!

Dec 12, 2010 | 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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I keep getting the message "The spy sweeper installation has been damaged. Please reinstall the product. (105) Can you help?


get rid of spy sweeper and get a program call deep freeze there is a trail version here http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp this application will also let you get rid of your antivirus program, you see antivirus program's can only protect you from what allready is and not what s comming. with this program you get a virus simply turn off and on the computer and wala virus gone.

Sep 28, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Alleged conflict mcafee w webroot spy sweeper


Hi,
If spysweeper was installed then you should find it in "add remove programs" (XP) or "programs and features" (Vista) both can be found in the control panel.
When you open it look for webroot.
If it's not there type regedit in the search or run box, click on edit and select find, type webroot into the text box and search for any registry entry relating to spysweeper (webroot).
If your registry finds an entry click on find next and keep on doing this until the registry is cleared, then restart your PC and try and update Mcafee.
If you can't find any registry entry relating to webroot your PC maybe infected with spyware, malware or a virus. In that case i would perform a deep scan of the system whether your antivirus is updated or not.


Good luck and please post back if you need anymore help.

Aug 11, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot problems


I just went through this this afternoon, I spent 8 hours removing and updating and loading McAfee and running it too.

Webroot is a bad program, it is hard to remove and some of the componets just cannot be removed unless you do a search for the file and then delete it....if you need a certain dll then the anti-virus should detect that and remove or quarantine it.

I would suggest that you remove Webroot, and install another anti-virus program...I swear by McAfee, it removed over 30 problems or quarantined them, it works and is well worth the money spent....If you have Comcast, it is FREE to download on all of your computers in your home....just part of the internet service.

PS...Uniblue registry booster is no good, and another one that is hard to remove...it has spyware too.

Aug 01, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot spy sweeper window says program damage


have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling a program or yo ucan also try doing a system restore either of this will work

Jul 16, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Spysweeper is incompatibile with this verison ofwindows vista


Webroot may provide you with a free upgrade if you recently purchased your software.

All customers who purchased software from Webroot Software are eligible for free replacement and software updates within one year of their original date of purchase (or the purchase of a registration renewal).

Fill out the form at this link (http://www.webroot.com/updates/redownload/request) and after webroot verifies your info they should e-mail you a download link and keycode if you purchased within the last year.

Although in my humble opinion Spy sweeper is a bit of a resource hog and does not provide the best protection against malware/Spyware. I would recommend checking out malware bytes Anti-malware (they have both a free and a paid PRO version that has automatic protection). It is much more effective, cheaper, and your pc will run faster with this then spysweeper.

You can download it from www.malwarebytes.org.

Jan 12, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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I don't know what i have maid from my licence


Webroot will e-mail you your licenses for free -- you just need your last name and your e-mail address.

http://www.webroot.com/updates/redownload/request

Dec 05, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Previously owned Spy Sweeper


See if you can run the program from folder,should be a .exe file,
if it runs check the version under the help tab,,,if not you have to delete it and you have to delete the keys in the registry,if you don't know how to do this, do a search for webroot ,or spysweeper with windows search,and look for the installer it should say spysweeper
install or setup, reinstall the program and then uninstall it with its own uninstaller,, the file is (unins000.exe)only uninstall if this version is older that the disk you received.

Dec 05, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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