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Cannot delete webroot folder.do not have permissions, cannot install norton anti virus software

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Norton isn't very good protection software, instead of this you can use free Avira Antivirus (http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus) or Avast (http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download)

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My webroot spyware and firewall is driving me crazy. It is constantly interfering with everyday operations such as starting up aol and other programs. It keeps asking permission to allow waol.exe...


Are many users what had this staff of problems with Norton. So my idea is to change it in Avast from http://www.avast.com...first uninstall Norton,restart computer and install one of the versions what have Avast

Mar 06, 2010 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Different types of Anti-virus software


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on Mar 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I need to reinstall norton anti virus 2009. I have a subscription until Oct 2010


What anti-virus were you using? Or have you just deleted the software ? You should always do a clean install of all software and make sure you have no anti-virus on the system before you install norton.
1.go to start
2.control panel
3.add and remove programs
4. make sure all anti-virus programs are un-installed
5. if norton is by chance on the system you will need to go to their site and dowload the norton removal tool so you don't have any conflicks.
6.If you have a disk , insert it now and follow the prompts
7. if you purchased this online then you will need your e-mail address and password ( if you've forgotten they will e-mail it to you ) and install fron the online site .

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Can't check for updates for Anti Virus with Spy Sweeper - get DNS error - cannot locate server, and error code disp0201. I also re-directed to another web page when I try to update definitions or look for...


I would suspect your computer has a virus or has spyware or malware that is causing this. Restart your computer in Safe Mode and run Webroot and your other security software. If they find nothing then restart your computer and then go online and run this free scan. http://us.trendmicro.com/us/housecall/

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

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Webroot problems


I just went through this this afternoon, I spent 8 hours removing and updating and loading McAfee and running it too.

Webroot is a bad program, it is hard to remove and some of the componets just cannot be removed unless you do a search for the file and then delete it....if you need a certain dll then the anti-virus should detect that and remove or quarantine it.

I would suggest that you remove Webroot, and install another anti-virus program...I swear by McAfee, it removed over 30 problems or quarantined them, it works and is well worth the money spent....If you have Comcast, it is FREE to download on all of your computers in your home....just part of the internet service.

PS...Uniblue registry booster is no good, and another one that is hard to remove...it has spyware too.

Aug 01, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Spy Sweeper won't sweep after subscription renewal and upgrade to 5.5


Hello,i have been reading your problem....This is simply because you have too many anti-virus programs running all at once.... I reccomend you remove the other 2 anti-virus software....

thanks for your question,
have a nice day....

Sep 10, 2008 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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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

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I deleted some programs off of my computer that I wasn't using. Acrobat/Adobe were one of them.


Do a search for 'all files and folders' - search for both Company Name and then Program Name, (such as Webroot and Spysweeper, or Adobe and Photoshop) 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 uninstall 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.)

Download and install "Registry Mechanic" then do all 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 programs.

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Will not run


the better choice you have is uninstalling it and reinstalling it again.
you may have a corrpted program file, or corrupted program info in registry.

both impossible to track manually, then i advise you to full reinstall it.

Nov 30, 2007 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Webroot spy sweeper is having problems


CLEAN INSTALL needed here.
Try uninstalling again, but this time after the uninstall, shut down completely for at least 30 seconds, and then restart.
Then do a search for 'all files and folders' - search for both Spysweeper and then Webroot, 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 uninstall 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 PowerProducer
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.

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