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Webroot 5.8.1 I recently installed this build of the anti-spyware and anti-virus functions, with the Webroot firewall disabled (as in the previous build). I left my free Zone Alarms firewall operative. The new Webroot build is an even worse resource hog than the previous build, resulting in 100% cpu usage and system lockups after complete scans. Running XP/SP3 fully patched, 1gb RAM. Unless I find a fix pdq, I'm ready to dump this turkey subscription and replace it with something that "plays well with others."

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  • zeitwatch1 Sep 02, 2008

    Exactly same problem with Spy Sweeper 5.8.1.

  • mzeekubwa Mar 31, 2009

    sooo slow, makes my browsing a pain in the a*** and simply slows the whole works up. Had spysweeper on it's own which is great, however when I got the av it suddley got rid of my spysweeper now I have this monolith

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I think that there is no fix they want u to use their firewall. dump it

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***Malware**** FREE
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$ *** KASPERSKY ***
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There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,


ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

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If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
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RUN ----------
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See what happens. then...........if nothing,,,,,
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SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE GET SOMETHING ELSE.
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FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.******************
Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE
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****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
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**Ccleaner*** FREE
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***Malware**** FREE
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$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com
There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,
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REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.! EVERY MONTH, BLOW IT OUT....

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Hi kn21_83

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I recently had a customer's computer display the same error message, and the way I was able to work-around it and make the SpySweeper program work properly was to uninstall it completely, ensure that there are no other anti-virus programs that might interfere with SpySweeper's install (if you have norton for example, manualy disable it for the duration of the install), and download the most current version from the internet rather than your disks that came with it.

Now, there could be other things involved, such as a malicious program interfering with how SpySweeper functions. In that scenario, restoring your OS is usually the fastest method of restoring functionality to your machine. Hopefully it is not a virus infection, but if you run out of ideas to resolve the issue a restore is a simple fix that guarantees success.

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