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I have the same problem: Webroot 2011 no longer detects and quarantines cookies. If you go to the Webroot Support page and type "no longer quarantine cookies", it offers the generated issue: "You want to know why Internet Explorer cookies are not detected in a scan"; to which it offers the following answer: "A recent Microsoft security update (KB 2559049) [...check your Windows updater, I got this security update on my computer on August 10th...] prevents Webroot security programs from identifying spy cookies on systems where the update is applied. Although these cookies cannot be detected, your core antivirus and anti-spyware protection is not compromised. Viruses and spyware are still blocked. Webroot engineers are actively investigating options to restore spy cookie detections and any solutions will be provided in an upcoming release." (This statement is not dated; I am looking at it now, August 28th, 2011, on their Webroot Support page.) I have Windows Vista operating system and Webroot 2011 version 188.8.131.52. My Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper hasn't swept up anything in scans in the last couple of weeks, but it did block an internet site last night; so I think it's still working. Hope this helps!
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.
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.
Right-click on the Webroot Spy Sweeper icon on your computer's taskbar. A menu for the program will appear. The taskbar is the bottom bar of your computer. The Webroot Spy Sweeper icon looks like a green bulls eye.Select "Exit" from the Webroot Spy Sweeper menu. Select "Yes" if asked if you wish to shut down the program.Click on the "Start" icon and select "Control Panel."Click on "Add / Remove Programs" if you are using Windows XP. Select "Programs and Features" if you are using Windows Vista or 7.Click on the "Webroot Spy Sweeper" program listing.Click on "Uninstall." A Webroot Spy Sweeper uninstall wizard will open.Select "Uninstall" in the wizard and hit "Next."Follow instructions on screen.Restart the computer if prompted.Click on "Start" and select "All Programs."Right-click on the "Webroot Spy Sweeper" folder and select "Delete."
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.
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.
I have seen this problem a couple times. The only fix that seems to work is uninstalling Spysweeper and then reinstall it again. If you go to start>Programs>webroot you will see an uninstaller. Run that, reboot the computer, then reinstall again from your install disc.
First Try This: Try to uninstall Spysweeper and reinstall (Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs)
If it gets nasty reboot in to safe mode (follow these steps): 1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears. 2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER. 3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the "Windows XP with networking"
Once you are in safe mode do this: 1. Download the free microsoft app "Autoruns" from http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Autoruns.zip 2. Extract the .zip file 3. double click the file "autoruns.exe" 4. The program will start autoscanning your computer to see what boots up with it (it will take a few min.... bottom left of screen tells you when it is done) 5. Make sure you are in the "Everything" tab (which loads up by default) 6. Hit CTRL + F (to do a Find) 7. Type "Spy" and hit ENTER 8. The first entry containing the word "Spy" in your startup instructions will be highlighted 9. Look at the "Image Path" column, if it contains anything like "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\" uncheck that item 10. Press F3 to see the next item containing the word "Spy" 11. Keep repeating steps 9 & 10 until you get through the entire list I'm guessing you might find the following: C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe 12. Reboot as normal (spysweeper should not load up) 13. Attempt uninstall, reinstall again