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A spy sweeper kept popping up and i finally clicked install and then my desktop and taskbar disappeared! my right click wont work and i am unable to shut my computer down

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If it was a pop up NOT FORM THE WEB or while you WERE NOT online then you could be fine and a simple restore form the factory disks that only replaces the OS without a format / erase should put things back in order.
If it was a popup form the web you have most likely inadvertently installed a virus. 
Perform a hard power down [unplug it] and restore from the factroy DVD/cd's making sure to perform a full format/erase to be sure the virus is gone.
That is the easiest way to get rid of a virus. SOrry but any data you may have will be LOST. and anything you dont have backed up will be gone forever.
2 lessions, dont click to install anything from popups and make backups of anything you find to be important to you because if its not a virus someday it could be something else like a hard drive failure.
Good Luck

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Ms Mason,

With Windows 7 there comes an improved Compatibility feature which allows you to run programs apparently not functional in Windows 7. In order to do this, please install the program as usual, making sure to tell the installation program to install a desktop icon. When it is finished, right click on the icon and select properties. The next window has a tab called compatibility. Click this tab and select Run program in... and select Windows Vista or Windows XP SP3 (either should work). I would also set it to run as administrator. See graphic below.

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http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

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Hope this helps, if not, post back.

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Then

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

Then

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

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4- Run SpySweeperFix.v1.1.exe

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Hope this helps, if not, post back.

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