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Sweeper is and vista home

Hey i am have un issue running webroot spy sweeper on my new vista home pr.

it gives waring update definitions.

also having need help downlanding sprint boardband on my vista


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Re: sweeper is and vista home

Though it's been a while since I used Webroot products, I believe you need to select help or possibly file after opening Spybot and select update. Make sure your firewall isn't/doesn't block it from updating.
Good luck.

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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.
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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 2008!

Hope this helps, if not, post back.

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