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Problem not able to run spy sweeper. says not compatible with my computer. this has been going on since this month. I see other people have the same problem. please advise

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Remove that crap and go to web site only downlaod ther latest verison for xp or vista whatever uuse ok and install it form them not the cd just use your keys that came with yours ok in it tho when it ask k

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Purchased new pc w/windows 7 os. installed spy

In order to solve this problem you have to solve this problem
you have to uninstall Spy Sweeper.before that you open taskmanager and in the process tab,click on the respective process of spy sweeper
and stop it.Then you could uninstall it from your pc.

Then install Spy Sweeper from your cd.

Feb 07, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Want to uninstall Spy Sweeper and the error message says that the uninstall version is not compatible. How do I get a compatible version?

Go to control panel, then select "add or remove programs" (win xp), or select "programs and features" (win vista). Allow the computer a little time to build the program list, then from here you can uninstall the program. (If you can't find it, you might find it under a publisher name.)

Hope this helps.

Jan 12, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Can't check for updates for Anti Virus with Spy Sweeper - get DNS error - cannot locate server, and error code disp0201. I also re-directed to another web page when I try to update definitions or look for...

I would suspect your computer has a virus or has spyware or malware that is causing this. Restart your computer in Safe Mode and run Webroot and your other security software. If they find nothing then restart your computer and then go online and run this free scan.

Dec 15, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Compatability issue

On Feb. 12, 2008, Microsoft released an update that fixed the recent compatiblity issues between Windows Vista and Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper that were a result of a previous Windows Jan. 8, 2008 update.
Recommended Fix:
To fix this issue, update your copy of Windows Vista with the latest updates available as of 2/12/2008. For many users, Windows Vista will update automatically at its next scheduled time, but the update is also available as a manual download. See below for instructions on how to update Windows Vista.
We also recommend updating your copy of Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper. The latest version does not experience any compatibility issues and it is generally recommended that you update your software to the latest version in order to ensure maximum security and protection of your PC.
Click here for help on how to update Webroot Antivirus/Spy Sweeper.

Sep 13, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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AVG compatibility

Just open task MGR and stop it from running, then update and restart,, If you surf the web and are on a lot of free sites you should get rid of AVG,,,# 2 is kaspersky for best,, and AVG is #10 I stake my life on this claim no matter what anyone says,if they say different
ask them what virus's and trojans and rootkits and worms they used for testing.

Oct 28, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Hi Jeli

most effective way to uninstall Spy Sweeper is to go to Control Panel and then select Add and Remove Programs. In this case, you may try to follow the instructions below.

1.right click on the Spy Sweeper icon on the right hand side of the toolbar where the clock is located and select exit

2. press ctrl + alt + delete which will open the Task Manager.

3. Click on the Processes tab. Search for spysweeper.exe. If this process is running click on it then select end process.

Repeat this step to search for and close the process WRSSSDK.exe. After this is done Spy Sweeper should be able to be removed by using Add/Remove Programs

Keep me posted.


Oct 12, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Spy sweeper not compatibility

Mine says it's not compatible and was fine the other day ,I don't no whats wrong .

Jul 07, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Spy sweeper not working

1- Install using this serial: SSDC-ONLN-AAAA-NNNL-NINC


2- Go into the C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper


3- Right click the "install.dat" file-->go to Properties--> at the bottom check the boxes "read-only" and "hidden"-->then click Apply

And finally....

4- Run SpySweeperFix.v1.1.exe

Allow SpySweeperFix.v1.1.exe to run on the next Windows start up, this gives you the definition update till 2020, otherwise, you'll just get till 2006!

Hope this helps, if not, post back.

May 23, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Spy sweeper

remove it all from add remove contropl panel ok then download latest verison from website not from cd use your keys tho from cd paper or whatevr to unlock new one u downloaded to get subsciption back on

Jan 23, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Blocked driver

Spysweeper not compatible with my system after almost a year? what's up with that

Jan 15, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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