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Spy sweeper My spy sweeper offered me a free upgrade and i accepted. Now it says i need to restart my computer but when i restart it the same message appears again. Help?

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  • Kresh Jan 05, 2008

    That was very helpful but unfortunely didnt work out for very long. Can you walk me through the next solutiion?

  • Kresh Jan 05, 2008

    when i go to uninstall the program this is what appears:



    Runtime Error (at 219:73)

    Could not call proc.



    Therefore it won't let me move on further.

    =(

    So what should I do?

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    using Vista and I HAVE THE SAME RUNTIME ERROT. IT WOULD NOT LET UNINSTALL SPY SWEEPER

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I am trying to unistall the spysweeper,, but the system wont let me,, the massage always shows

File"c:\Program Files\spysweeper\unins000.dat"does not exist.cannot uninstall.

that would be OK but everytime I shut down and reboot.. the spysweeper starts scanning and tries to update itself.. what can I do?
Thanks
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What you need to do is
1.) click start / all programs / axcessories / system tools / system restore

2.) now restore your computer to a previous date ( one before u upgraded )

if that dont work you will need to uninstall and re install the program

cheers

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jan 05, 2008

    Ok

    1 click on start then controll panel

    2. click on add or remove programs

    3. uninstall your spy sweeper

    4.) usng tune up utilities run a registery scan

    if you dont have tune up utilities download it from

    www.phazeddl.com just search tune up

    5.) restart your computer

    6.) run the registery scan again and then defrag your registry

    7.) restart

    8.) reinstall you spysweeper



    BTW. I use avg's fee spyware remover as it works the best and does not cause issues like other software. if you wish to try it



    just google avg free and you'll find it they have a veryu good ant virus as well and its free



    p.s. sorry i took so long to respond




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SOURCE: Spy problems

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

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Spy Sweeper Problem

try to unstall it all the way dl latest verison from website not your cd then reeneter your name key to get it back to full verison also download cc cleaner free tool from filehippo.com u can get it clean ya up maby sumthing blocking it old files try them 2 options 1st see what happends

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If it gets nasty reboot in to safe mode (follow these steps):
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