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Webroot won't sweep

My spy sweeper won't sweep and says something about defination files needs updated but nothing happens when you click the update button and i have a new version it worked till about 10 or 11 days ago it expires in 2009

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  • nsmith0 Jan 20, 2009

    click on sweep button but does nothing, also says critical sheilds down

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    clean sweep is on day two, is that alright?

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

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

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.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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