Question about Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

1 Answer

Spy sweeper not working

Spy Sweeper will not work. I continuously get a dialog box that says "connection to spy sweeper engine lost or terminsted". I can click on the spy sweeper icon to open the window for spy sweeper only but can't do anything after that.

I get an "alert" message (it popps up from the bottom right of screen) but I can't open them to see what they are. I also see a "4 critical shields are OFF and is vulnerable". I have no idea what that is.

My operating system is Windows XP Home Edition.
My subscription to Spy Sweeper is good until May 2009.
I have version 5.5.7.124

I'm worried that infections or something can get in now.

I have the disc when I got Spy Sweeper about two years ago and re-subscriped online.

This Spy Sweeper problem just started yesterday. I have not added or removed any programs. Just cruise the internet and answer email.

My anti-virus is Kaspersky (7.0.0.125). I have had this anti-virus since April with no problems (I uninstalled Norton--it was drivng me nuts).

One other question; should I do a search for Symantec since I got rid of Norton and get rid of everything with the name Symantec attached to it? I did a search and have some things but don't know what to do. I don't want my hard drive to be clogged up.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    it want scan and alerts keeo poping up from the bottom right hand corner

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    it says my connection to spy sweeper engine has been lost

  • showmethywy May 15, 2009

    I also have Kapersky anti-virus and whenever I try to run Spysweeper it locks up my system. Eventually a warning box pops up that says "locked by system".



    Please advise.



    showmethywy@windstream.net

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 60 Answers

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 2006!

Hope this helps, if not, post back.

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • Bijit Kalita
    Bijit Kalita May 29, 2008

    Please rate if this works.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Uninstalled old version of webroot spy sweeper and no internet


try another internet browser. if that won't work post a comment and i will see what else could be the problem

Jun 28, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

2 Answers

I want to uninstall spy sweeper but I can't. I get a runtime error. How can I uninstall?


download a software called youruninstaller... and install
uninstall spy sweeper using this software..
your problem ll surely get over

May 11, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

1 Answer

SOLVE PROBLAM


Hello there:
please try these links and see if they will help you.
hopefully you have the genuine product

  1. Webroot Spysweeper...post Of "zzz" - The Elder Geek on Windows Webroot Spysweeper...post Of "zzz", Help with lost key code. Options. newbie geek ... site every day before I do anything else to see what is going on security wise. ...www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6394 - 55k - Cached
  2. Webroot Spy Sweeper - Reviews and free Webroot Spy Sweeper downloads at ... Security Software. Spyware Removers. Webroot Spy Sweeper Webroot Spy Sweeper reviews ... to function and didn't acknowledge my current key code or subscription. ...

Sep 15, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

1 Answer

How can i remove webroot spy sweeper with anti virus from my computer?


To uninstall Spy Sweeper :: let Microsoft Windows uninstall the software automatically.
1.clicking on the Start Button
2. Select Control Panel
3. Select Add and Remove Programs.
Occasionally this method will not work, and produce an error about not being able to uninstall the software. If this happens right click on the Spy Sweeper icon on the right hand side of the toolbar where the clock is located and select exit This will shut down the Spy Sweeper program. Next press ctrl + alt + delete which will open the Task Manager. Click on the Processes tab. Search for spysweeper.exe. If this process is running click on it then select end process. Repeat this step to search for and close the process WRSSSDK.exe. After this is done Spy Sweeper should be able to be removed by using Add/Remove Programs

Jul 07, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

1 Answer

The driver is blocked due to compatibilidad issues


Check that your Windows version is compatiblw with that version of Spysweeper. If it is, then .....

Re-install the Spy Sweeper again as there could be an installation error due to registry-based problems ( do not tinker with the Windows Registry ). You should be getting a good scan again if that installation is successful!

Check that your Windows version is compatiblw with that version of Spysweeper.

Feb 27, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

1 Answer

Spy sweeper will not work


unstall it all
download new verison renetr keys dont use cd

Jan 19, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

2 Answers

The connection to the spy sweeper engine has been lost or terminated. Sky sweeper will now close and restart


CLEAN INSTALL needed here.
Try un-installing after the un-install, shut down completely for at least 30 seconds, and then restart. This releases any "Locked files" for deletion.
Then do a search in 'all files and folders' - search for both Weebroot and then Spy Sweeper, with the options "Search system folders", "Search hidden files and folders" and "Search subfolders" checked. Delete all of those files found.
You should do this search and delete whenever you un-install any programs. It will remove lots and lots of leftover junk files and corrupted files taking up room on your hard drive. It will also give you a "clean install" when you reinstall or install an updated program. (Do this ESPECIALLY when updating to a NEW anti-virus programs and “Internet Security Suite” programs such as McAfee or Norton etc.)
BEFORE RE-INSTALLING Spy Sweeper
Download and install "Registry Mechanic" then do the updates prior to running it and removing anything for the first time. This will get rid of all your current Registry errors, prior to installing or reinstalling.

Dec 09, 2007 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC Logo

256 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Webroot Computers & Internet Experts

rjbeg123

Level 3 Expert

272 Answers

Harsha Vardhan
Harsha Vardhan

Level 2 Expert

71 Answers

laikexpert
laikexpert

Level 3 Expert

281 Answers

Are you a Webroot Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...