How to Uninstall Webroot Spysweeper

by Kefa Olang

Although Webroot Spy Sweeper is Windows security program that protects your computer from malicious spyware such as tracking cookies, you may also need to uninstall it if you are no longer using the program or you seek to use another spyware removal tool. This frees up system resources such as hard drive space, and also decreases the possibility of conflict issues with any other spyware removal program. Fortunately, Webroot allows you to uninstall Spy Sweeper using the built-in uninstall utility.

Windows 7 and Vista Users

1

Close all instances of the Spy Sweeper program. If the program does not close, press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" and click "Task Manager" to launch the task manager. Click the "Processes" tab and click the Spy Sweeper process (spysweeper.exe). Click "End Process" to terminate the program. Close the task manager

2

Click the Windows "Start" menu and click the "Control Panel." Click "Uninstall a Program" or "Programs and Features" depending on the Control Panel view you are using. A new window launches.

3

Select "Spy Sweeper" from the list of installed programs and click the "Uninstall" button. If prompted, type your administrator password and click "OK."

4

Restart your computer when the uninstall process completes.

Windows XP Users

1

Close all instances of the Spy Sweeper program. If the program does not close, press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" to launch the task manager. Click the "Processes" tab and click the Spy Sweeper process (spysweeper.exe). Click "End Process" to terminate the program. Close the task manager

2

Click the "Start" menu, click the "Control Panel" and double-click "Add or Remove Programs" to launch the programs window. Alternatively, launch the programs window by click "Run" on the "Start" menu, typing "appwiz.cpl" (without quotes) and pressing "Enter."

3

Select "Spy Sweeper" from the list of installed programs and click the "Remove" button. If prompted, type your administrator password and click "OK."

4

Restart your computer when the uninstall process completes.

About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.

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