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SOURCE: when computer is first turned on, pop up shows webroot not activa

Hi there.
Its just a reminder that you have to activate the software either by a product key or online, webroot will not work properly until you have done this.
If you don't want the program at all, uninstall it.


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Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot find Webroot to remove - conflicts with Mcafee install

check under programs if it is installed it should be there

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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Is webroot installed on my computer


Webroot is an excellant antivirus and internet security suite for computer protection. If you want to see if it is installed, check the programs folder.

Likewise if you haven't purchased a license yet, be sure to check out our Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security 2017 Review.

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Feb 12, 2017 | Webroot Computers & Internet

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Why after installing webroot on my hp pavilion with windows 7 I can not connect to Internet it says " unable to connect to proxy server" ?


The anti-virus has set up a firewall which has disabled your internet access. Go into your Webroot console and go to settings and firewall and set it to make an exception for incoming network connections.

Sep 22, 2014 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Spysweeper and internet explorer


Webroot is an Internet security company based out of Colorado.
The company, founded in 1997, offers Internet security programs for businesses and home users.
The Webroot Internet Security Essentials and Webroot Internet Security Complete programs include a firewall that's designed to monitor incoming data and filter out potentially unsafe data.
Consequently, Webroot does not recommend that you disable the firewall.
Nevertheless, if you want to use a different firewall or if the firewall is blocking legitimate data, disable it with a few clicks.

Launch the Webroot program.
Click "Edit Settings" under "PC Security" in the "Home" panel.
The PC Security panel opens.
Click the "Firewall" tab.
Check the circle next to "Allow All Traffic." The Webroot Firewall is now disabled.

Jul 13, 2013 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Error message


What type? Please describe. However is the error is upon installation here are some tips:

The Windows Installer Service is required to install Spy Sweeper/Webroot AntiVirus 5.8 or Spy Sweeper/Webroot AntiVirus/Webroot Internet Security Essential 6.1. However, by Microsoft's design, the Windows Installer in not available in Safe Mode. On rare occasions Safe Mode installation is still desirable, so Webroot has engineered a method to make this possible. This method uses a file called "SafeCore.exe".

If the installation is performed using "Safe Mode with Networking" and an active internet connection is available, the Version Guard feature of our installer will automatically download and run SafeCore.exe. No action on the part of the user is required. Otherwise SafeCore.exe will need to manually be placed in the same folder as the standard Webroot software installer.

(Example: if the installer file is already on the Windows desktop, copy SafeCore.exe to the desktop as well, and then run the Webroot AntiVirus/Spy Sweeper/Webroot Internet Security Essentials 5.8/6.0 installer to begin the installation process).

To obtain a copy of SafeCore.exe, please first check what version of the Webroot software you are trying to install. Right click on the installer and choose Properties, and then click on the Version tab. A File version will be listed.

  • If the file version is 5.8.1.55, please click SafeCore.exe to download the SafeCore files specifically designed for 5.8.1.55 and place it in the same folder that the installer is located in.
  • If the file version is 6.1.0.128, please click SafeCore.exe to download the SafeCore files specifically designed for 6.0.2.22 and place it in the same folder that the installer is located in.
  • If the file version is different than the two listed above, please contact Webroot Technical Support for an alternative option.

If the computer you are trying to install on does not have a network connection, it may be required to transfer this file from one machine to another using removable media such as a USB drive or CD-ROM.

If installing Spy Sweeper/Webroot AntiVirus/Webroot Internet Security Essentials 6.0, the Backup Component may not install completely in Safe Mode since it contains components that require the Windows Installer Service to install completely. You will need to re-run the installation in normal mode to activate the Backup component.

Feb 21, 2011 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Cannot open internet with webroot on - as soon as i turn off webroot spyware i can get back on internet.


check ur internet connection>details>server name.if it is 'PPP'.then perhaps u should mail webroot.or use a different security provider.

also check the security setting in web root.

Nov 22, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Uninstalled old version of webroot spy sweeper and no internet


try another internet browser. if that won't work post a comment and i will see what else could be the problem

Jun 28, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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I have webroot antivirus and spysweeper on this home computer, but my husbands laptop has no security on his at all. Now he has gotten something called Security Tool virus on his and we CANNOT GET RID OF...


He is learning the hard way!!

Install "malwarebytes" free from the internet (Best free anti-spyware on the net) / install / update / full scan / remove everything that shows.

My strong advice is to PAY for an anti-virus program as they are far superior to free ones.

Mar 16, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus:...

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After installing webroot. I could not get on the internet. Can u adjust the firewalls or anything?


Yes, go to setting in webroot, go down to security/firewall settings and select the firewall protection settings to whatever you prefer.
Hope this helped

Jan 08, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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