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Can't install McAfee Security

I am trying to install McAfee thru my IP...it's free. But, it stalls because it says I need to delete webroot spysweeper antivirus. It is not on my list of programs...I deleted it months ago. My IP tech says there could be "residual" and to contact webroot. I'm in stall mode. Help! Is there such a thing as "residual"?

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Try going into your c: drive and Program Files and see if you see a folder for webroot or spysweeper.
delete any residual files and the folder.

you may have to go into your registry and remove the spysweeper keys, but unless you know how to do it i would let a pro do it.

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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.

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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.

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CLEAN INSTALL needed here.
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