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Uninstall spysweeper I cannot uninstall Spy Sweeper completely. I tried through add/remove programs, and the uninstall utility on the software. Most of the program has uninstalled but not all of it.

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  • csn324 Jul 14, 2008

    tried to unistall on add or remove programs-says program does not exist-cannot uninstall

  • BWC90 Dec 08, 2008

    where would i find ccleaner?

  • kharris611 Dec 13, 2008

    I AM TRYING TO UNINSTALL WEBROOT SPY SWEEPER. THE PROGRAM IS NOT LISTED ON MY IN MY PROGRAMS AND CANNOT BE FOUND ON MY COMPUTER WHEN I SEARCHED. YET, I AM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD A NEW ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAM WHICH STATES I NEED TO FIRST UNINSTALL SPY SWEEPER.

  • sskickel Dec 23, 2008

    I am having the same problem of uninstalling webroot SpySweeper so that I can install McAfee. I have contacted McAfee as well as webroot for help with no advancement. I went to the site suggested here: http://www.ccleaner.com/download/ for free program to uninstall but nothing. I still get the same error message once I try to download McAfee. What next?

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    hi , am having the same trouble w/McAfee install ,,saying i have WebRoot SpySweeper Anti Virus ,,but can't find it anywheres ,,,,

  • sskickel Jan 04, 2009

    I called the company Webroot and they walked me thru the uninstall; phone: 1-866-914-5851.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    the uninstall data file is missing.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    it tells me it doesn't exsist but yet it is on my programs and on my add/ remove programs

  • ssritch Feb 07, 2009

    I just renewed my McAfree and unable to finish my MaAfree installation due a message from McAfree to remove webroot spy sweeper with AntiVirus. I have checked my add/remove programs and unable to find spy sweeper. I have downloaded the CCleaner free download and still not able to find how to uninstall the spy sweeper. Help! Can someone advise what I need to do so I can complete my McAfree installation? Thanks, Stacy

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    THANK YOU NOBUBBLES and JESUS! WEBROOT IS FINALLY GONE!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I am trying to install an anti virus program and can not until Spy Sweeper is removed. I have removed it from control panel but the new antivirus says it is still thee

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Thank you!!! I was having the same problem

  • madeph Apr 29, 2009

    My spy sweeper is not working, I tried uninstall/reinstall, is not working it says spy sweeper is not there, but the icon is still there and it won't let me reinstall

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    upgrading the bt protection to mcafee from norton and would not let me continue without getting rid of webroot - didn't even realise i had it on the pc - thank you nobubbles - now solved - easy solution when you know how!

  • Pete05 Apr 30, 2009

    I am having the same problem, I cannot uninstall webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus completely. I tried through add/remove programs. Most of the program has uninstalled but not all of it. I am after suggestions on what to do.

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    i have tried to download mcafee virus scanner but it is not compatible with webroot spysweeper antivirus. i have tried to uninstall webroot spysweeper but it is not in my add/remove programs, so i have paid for mcafee but cannot uninstall webroot spysweeper so therefore cannot use mcafee so therefore cannot use the internet because i do not want to get viruses. It would

  • BWC90 May 11, 2010

    never mind I found the program, thank you for posting about the programhttp://www.ccleaner.com/download/ the link for the program its free ^_^

  • rdyeager May 11, 2010

    I am having the same problem, I cannot uninstall webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus completely. I tried through add/remove programs. Most of the program has uninstalled but not all of it. I am after suggestions on what to do.

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Go to Start/Run and enter regedit hit the Enter key.
Go to:
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Webroot

Delete the webroot folder.

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Go to the webroot website download free trail then load your new one then it will unistall the old one, it worked for me..

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You can use ccleaner to remove the registry entries.

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


Hi Friend,

Close the SpySweeper Program
  • If SpySweeper isn't closed properly, it may not uninstall completely. Click the SpySweeper icon on the Windows toolbar, then choose the "Exit" command to close it. Hold down the "Control," "Alt" and "Delete" keys at the same time to open the Task Manager. Select "Processes" and look for a process called "spysweeper.exe." If you find it, choose it and then click "End Process." Next, look for a process called "WRSSSDK.exe" and follow the same procedure to close it if you find it.

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  • Go to the Windows "Start" menu from the toolbar, then choose "Control Panel." Locate the "Add/Remove Program" option and choose it. Once the list of available programs is populated, find and select SpySweeper. Click "Uninstall" and let Windows complete the uninstall process. You will get a message when it is done.

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    Look for any entries in that key that pertain to webroot or spysweeper and delete them. be very careful to only delete those entries and none of the others.

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    Always try to uninstall it using Add & Remove Programs first (on XP) or Programs and Features (In Vista and 7), or the uninstall link in All Programs on your start menu.

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    Download program called spybot search and destroy and install it. Update it and then disconect from the internet. Start pc in safe mode (When boot up pc keep pressing F8) Wait for list and start in safe mode without networking. If webroot is running close down and run spybot. Depending on your pc it can take a long time. Make sure you are disconnected from internet while doing this...Hope this helps...Please let me no how you get on...

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


    To uninstall Spy Sweeper :: let Microsoft Windows uninstall the software automatically.
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    I have a subsription with McAfee and I cannot download the software before having this webroot spy sweeper removed.I cannot find it on my computer and never had a subscription with this webroot spy...


    first uninstall the webroot spy sweeper through the following steps.
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    Uninstall


    Hi Jeli

    most effective way to uninstall Spy Sweeper is to go to Control Panel and then select Add and Remove Programs. In this case, you may try to follow the instructions below.

    1.right click on the Spy Sweeper icon on the right hand side of the toolbar where the clock is located and select exit

    2. press ctrl + alt + delete which will open the Task Manager.

    3. 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

    Keep me posted.

    Thanks.

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