Says 4 critical shields are OFF and my (?) is "vulnerable". Gives me an "Alert's" prompt but won't let me see what. Then won't start a sweep. Says something about "Options Progrms??"
I have the same problem, 4 critical shields are off. Then, I get an error message saying "Could not locate a valid definitions file. Please go to the Program Options page and click "Update definitions" to download a definitions file".
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If thelaptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
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.
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.
Right-click on the Webroot Spy Sweeper icon on your computer's taskbar. A menu for the program will appear. The taskbar is the bottom bar of your computer. The Webroot Spy Sweeper icon looks like a green bulls eye.Select "Exit" from the Webroot Spy Sweeper menu. Select "Yes" if asked if you wish to shut down the program.Click on the "Start" icon and select "Control Panel."Click on "Add / Remove Programs" if you are using Windows XP. Select "Programs and Features" if you are using Windows Vista or 7.Click on the "Webroot Spy Sweeper" program listing.Click on "Uninstall." A Webroot Spy Sweeper uninstall wizard will open.Select "Uninstall" in the wizard and hit "Next."Follow instructions on screen.Restart the computer if prompted.Click on "Start" and select "All Programs."Right-click on the "Webroot Spy Sweeper" folder and select "Delete."
the antivirus that u installed is stoping some critical windows files getting loaded...as it sees these DLL files/exe files as potential trojens/virus....the same issue is with Avira Antivirus....try useing Mcafee or AVG AV...they r good free AVs....
to get ur desktop....when u boot press F8 and if get to the option screen...chose Safe mode to load windows...if u get to work in Safe mode.....uninstall the Webroot AV...and run a chkdsk in DOS prompt...
to go to dos prompt...do this
Start / Run / type cmd there in the box...in the balck screen....go to c:\
type cd windows
after chkdsk is complete shut down and restart...
this should fix...
then install AVG or Mcafee
To open Webroot, double click on the icon on your desktop or find it in the start menu. If it is the first time you are running the program, it will prompt automatically to update the definition file. However if it not the first time, once the program has opened click on "Home" on the left hand side of the open window. There should be two options-check for program updates or check for definition updates. Simply click on check for definition updates and you should be good to go :)