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Wen i do an online backup with webroot essentials

When i do an online backup with webroot essentials security i get an error message about "uploadagent" and it will not backup. Does anyone have this same problem?

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Spysweeper and internet explorer


Webroot is an Internet security company based out of Colorado.
The company, founded in 1997, offers Internet security programs for businesses and home users.
The Webroot Internet Security Essentials and Webroot Internet Security Complete programs include a firewall that's designed to monitor incoming data and filter out potentially unsafe data.
Consequently, Webroot does not recommend that you disable the firewall.
Nevertheless, if you want to use a different firewall or if the firewall is blocking legitimate data, disable it with a few clicks.

Launch the Webroot program.
Click "Edit Settings" under "PC Security" in the "Home" panel.
The PC Security panel opens.
Click the "Firewall" tab.
Check the circle next to "Allow All Traffic." The Webroot Firewall is now disabled.

Jul 13, 2013 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Webroot Antivirus


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.

Disadvantages:-
  • 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.

on Mar 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do I change my PASSWORD on Webroot Secure Backup?


At the time of answering this question, Webroot Secure Backup is a discontinued product, superseded by the Backup and Sync functionality of Webroot SecureAnywhere.

Mar 19, 2013 | Webroot Computers & Internet

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Error message


What type? Please describe. However is the error is upon installation here are some tips:

The Windows Installer Service is required to install Spy Sweeper/Webroot AntiVirus 5.8 or Spy Sweeper/Webroot AntiVirus/Webroot Internet Security Essential 6.1. However, by Microsoft's design, the Windows Installer in not available in Safe Mode. On rare occasions Safe Mode installation is still desirable, so Webroot has engineered a method to make this possible. This method uses a file called "SafeCore.exe".

If the installation is performed using "Safe Mode with Networking" and an active internet connection is available, the Version Guard feature of our installer will automatically download and run SafeCore.exe. No action on the part of the user is required. Otherwise SafeCore.exe will need to manually be placed in the same folder as the standard Webroot software installer.

(Example: if the installer file is already on the Windows desktop, copy SafeCore.exe to the desktop as well, and then run the Webroot AntiVirus/Spy Sweeper/Webroot Internet Security Essentials 5.8/6.0 installer to begin the installation process).

To obtain a copy of SafeCore.exe, please first check what version of the Webroot software you are trying to install. Right click on the installer and choose Properties, and then click on the Version tab. A File version will be listed.

  • If the file version is 5.8.1.55, please click SafeCore.exe to download the SafeCore files specifically designed for 5.8.1.55 and place it in the same folder that the installer is located in.
  • If the file version is 6.1.0.128, please click SafeCore.exe to download the SafeCore files specifically designed for 6.0.2.22 and place it in the same folder that the installer is located in.
  • If the file version is different than the two listed above, please contact Webroot Technical Support for an alternative option.

If the computer you are trying to install on does not have a network connection, it may be required to transfer this file from one machine to another using removable media such as a USB drive or CD-ROM.

If installing Spy Sweeper/Webroot AntiVirus/Webroot Internet Security Essentials 6.0, the Backup Component may not install completely in Safe Mode since it contains components that require the Windows Installer Service to install completely. You will need to re-run the installation in normal mode to activate the Backup component.

Feb 21, 2011 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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I HAVE THE WEBROOT INTERNET ESSENTIALS OF MY


Backup account login error "Backup Instance not initialized"

Here is the article if this is the error you got.?
It states you should update your webroot definitions or .net framework software is not working properly.

http://support.webroot.com/cgi-bin/webroot.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2006&p_created=1266430264&p_topview=1

Jul 26, 2010 | Webroot Internet Essentials (667208834105)...

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I need drivers for webroot internet on windows 7 on a sony 64 bit


You need to contact webroot to get this kind of stuff. It's their program and it might not be compatible with Win 7 64-bit.

Nov 27, 2009 | Webroot Internet Essentials (83210)

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Shows not activated when computer turned on


Regardless if you installed from a disk or downloaded online, there should be either a registration or activation key in order for it to work. Look on the box or check your email (spam folder possibly) to see if you can find it. Let me know if this helps or not! :)

Feb 18, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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When computer is first turned on, pop up shows webroot not activa


Hi there.
Its just a reminder that you have to activate the software either by a product key or online, webroot will not work properly until you have done this.
If you don't want the program at all, uninstall it.


Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

Feb 18, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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