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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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IE can't connect unless webroot is running. If the webroot firewall program is NOT running, IE can't connect to the internet!


Hi,
Can you confirm which software you are using, is this the home-user anti-virus/anti-spyware software or the corporate Desktop Web Proxy (DWP) web-filtering service?
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I tried to renew my Webroot AntiVirus with Anti-spyware. I ran into a compatibility issue with vista. I uninstalled both the firewall and antivirus, thinking this will help, and now I can not install...


HI There,

I recommend that you use Sytem Restore to go back to a point before the problem began.

1. Click the Start Button
2. Select All Programs> Accessories> System Tools and click on System Restore.
3. Select a point before you tried to install/renew your antivirus and restore to that point.

Your description of what you were trying to do was not completely clear to me so I have to guess. If you were trying to install a different product than Webroot, then you need to completely uninstall Webroot BEFORE you install a different anti-virus.

Also, after uninstalling Webroot, hold down the Windows key on the keyboard and press the R key. A run window will appear. Type in %temp% and hit enter. When the Temp File window appears hold down the ctrl key and hit the A key. All temp files should now be highlighted. Hit the delete key. A message may appear saying Windows cannot delete a file because it's in use. This is normal. Check the box in that window for Skip All similar files and hit ok.

Reboot your computer and then install the new Antivirus.

Good Luck

Aug 26, 2010 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Installed webroot antivirus w/spy sweeper. At a crawl...


My advice: uninstall it, and install the _free_ anti-virus software from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
Enable the Windows Firewall.

Jan 27, 2010 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Try to access an anti virus online scanner then try to access windows update if you are unable to access these sites you have Win32.Worm.Downadup.Gen. It prevents any access to any anti virus software and windows updates it also turns off any installed anti virus updates. Removal is actually really simple just go here
http://www.bdtools.net/download-removal-tool.php

Jan 12, 2010 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Webroot gives error eisenginefailed on startup, computer is using webroot as a client off of the server, it can connect to the server but has not performed a scan in five months


SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE TRY SOMETHING ELSE.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

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

HERE ARE SOME LINKS, THAT WOULD BE BETTER:
NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****

FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…

****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com

**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.


$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

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.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck.
If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
Thanks :0)

Oct 17, 2009 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Webroot won't load


SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE GET SOMETHING ELSE.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

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

HERE ARE SOME LINKS, THAT WOULD BE BETTER:
NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****

FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…

****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com

**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.


$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

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.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck.
If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
Thanks :0)

Sep 07, 2009 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Webroot not functioning not sweeping at all malware turned off and cannot turn back on please help


RUN ----------
***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.
See what happens. then...........if nothing,,,,,
.
SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE GET SOMETHING ELSE.
*********************************
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
HERE ARE SOME LINKS:
NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com
*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****
FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De
****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati
****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com
**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q
***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.
$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com
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.
REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.! EVERY MONTH, BLOW IT OUT....

Thanks :0)

Aug 06, 2009 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Virus problem cannot be turned on. It is always off


Well something must have caused you to install a virus program. I"m guessing you already have a virus. Many virus's can disable virus software. You should try an online scan like Microsoft's http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/safetyscanner.mspx

If it finds a virus you can download repairs for just that virus from places like www.symantec.com Once you get the virus out your software may work.
Personally I can't image why you would pay for the program you bought. Good things on the internet don't cost money. Go download and install Spybot S&D. It's great for spyware and malware because it puts a list of the bad places in your restricted site zones so there's no way you get spybots and malware from them. Then go download and install anti-virus software from http://www.avg.com

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