Personally I would try to uninstall Spysweeper and delete the WEBROOT folder in Program Files and reinstall.
My ninety-two year old uncle belongs to a computer club for retired
folks who love computers. He sent me an e-mail describing a problem
he was having with the latest version of Spy Sweeper installed on a
98SE desktop. I thought I could help him since I had the same problem
Here's the problem:
Before the main window opens a dialog box appears stating,
"The Spy Sweeper installation has been damaged. Please
reinstall the product." You can download the latest definitions
update, but as soon as the download completes the error
message appears again.
Under the "Home" button this is what it shows:
Spyware Definitions: Unknown
Defintions Last Update: Unkown
Spyware Protection Details
WARNING: No definitions file loaded
A colleague of mine came up with this fix for XP:
1) Click on START
2) CONTROL PANEL
3) ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS
5) scroll down to "Webroot Spysweeper Engine" and RIGHT-CLICK
6) select PROPERTIES
7) click "START" service
Now try opening/launching Spysweeper. It should now work.
IF NOT.....set the "start-up type" to MANUAL, START the service
and try again.
Obviously, the steps outlined above cannot be implemented with 98SE.
I've been editing or "hacking" the Windows registry ever since Microsoft
created the darn thing! I spent some time looking at all the Spy Sweeper
keys and values on my uncle's desktop. I'm about 90% certain that a
few careful registry edits will resolve the problem. If you're one of those
people who can't stop tinkering with registry (like me) maybe you can
help me find a solution.
Thanks guys and gals!