How to change key for the product?

  • 9 November 2013
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I can not believe I am here- this function should be automated!
 
The old serial/ key expired. But I can not enter the new one. I have 2 other computers activated on the new serial number, but there is no button to enter new key when it already installed. It just takes me to buy and renew. On Norton, there is a button, "Have key", and it let me enter new key. I can not find it on Webroot.
 
Used "Support chart"- some creature there told me to call Webroot Monday to Friday to figure it out. It is 3 days weekend. I can have any virus in the world in 3 days. He/she told me- it is not her job to know how to enter a key. I told her- if she geting paid for her work and not a valunteer, she needs to know basic answers. In fact- I dont understand why I have to wait 3 days and call tech support, go out of my way and register to the foum just to ask how to enter a serial number? Any other Antivirus has this option automated! This is sooo frustrating! It already takes more than hour! Thank you.  

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Well you said it's the same keycode if it hasn't updated by Monday please Submit a Support Ticket or Phone Sales Support and they will get you fixed up! ;)
 
Daniel
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Well- I used to have Webroot subscription and it expired several months ago. Around that time I got Best Buy boxed version. I installed it on 2 computers and both show on my account. Computers with original Websoot subscription show up as expired. So today- I entered the serial number from Best Buy boxed version on a computer that used to run Webroot original subscription. It said- it will scan, but the program disapeared, it does not show in Add/Remove programs, not on a program list, no icons. (See my other thread). I did not know if I supposed to reinstall the software. I did find a link where to download Best Buy version, I just dont understand why it should be that complecated if it is the same program.
Hey Astralv, 
 
Take a look at the back of the box, lower right hand corner.  If it has a "Best Buy Serial Number", then you have to install using the Best Buy installer as it would be a Best Buy Subscription Software key code.
 
The link below in my signature for Best Buy downloads will be the right one.
 
If you box does not have that, it is probably not the Best Buy Subscription Software type (Best Buy sells both).
 
It is odd though that the software is missing from the computer: neither the Best Buy or standard version will do that if an incorrect key code is entered, they simply wont accept the key code.
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I just renewed my webroot.The keycode was the same as my old one. I followed the steps to update, Webroot ran a scan. However, my console still shows my subscription is expiring soon and I need to renew.
 
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I originally bought this from Staples, but I believe I have renewed it before. It still is possible you are correct, though. 
Some renewals need 24 hours before it updates your keycode so give it some time.
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel ;)
 
 
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David his description almost sounds like a Online Console Command in which it would force an uninstall could that be it Astralv? But please answer David's question first!
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel
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Well- my Best Buy came from online Nest Buy store. It says, "Webroot SecureAnywheree" on the serial card. Says nothing about the best buy. I am pretty sure- I downloaded it from my account for my 2 other computers.
 
I find it odd that it disapeared. It did say- registration was succsessful and now it will scan computer. Before that it was showing that it "Infected". I had virus before on anothet computer that would block malware removal web sites- I could not even go to Webroot site. It also would block Windows Defender and Startup. This is why I am concerned that it may be a virus that removed the Webroot. Also I have Norton 360 on that computer- I ran a scan and it did not show anything but the tracking cookies. Norton behaves differently. Also they dont like each other and give messages on installation to remove the other one, I always had both of them work back to back with no issues. So I do not understand where the Webroot went. I would not expect any superviruses on that computer with Norton, also my son plays a lot of Minecraft. It was actually showing that Minecraft is a virus, or that virus came with it (he downloads updates and trials).
Does that Serial Card have both a Serial Number and a Key Code?  (I am trying to figure out if yours is a Best Buy Subscription, as only they have a Serial Number that begins with "WBR00" AND a Key Code both.)
 
You say it will scan, but it is not on the computer?? Are you really meaning that it is not displayed as a shortcut on the desktop but the program is actually there and able to run?
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Can you please try this from the Online Helpfile please look at sections 3 and 4. http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C1_GetStarted/CH1a_Installing.htm
 
Randomize the installed filename to bypass certain infections. Click this checkbox to change the Webroot installation filename to a random name (for example, “QrXC251G.exe”), which prevents malware from detecting and blocking Webroot’s installation file.
 


 


 
Then install if that doesn't work then please Submit a Support Ticket and they will be happy to help free of charge with a paid subscription.
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel
 
 
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It may be an infection but it also may be hardware issues, failing hard disk may cause issues similar to this. I would need some diagnostic logs however before I can be sure. If you submit a support ticket I can send you diagnostic logs and check out whats going on. 
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I can send you a remote request from the support system if your available now? I have sent a remote support request if you want me to connect and fix this.
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Now was through Best Buy Geek Squad Subscription service or just a box on the shelf?
 
Thanks!
I originally bought this from Staples, but I believe I have renewed it before. It still is possible you are correct, though. 
Still the same...I'm thinking the new subscription won't show up until this one expires.
Well- my Best Buy came from online Nest Buy store. It says, "Webroot SecureAnywheree" on the serial card. Says nothing about the best buy. I am pretty sure- I downloaded it from my account for my 2 other computers.
 
I find it odd that it disapeared. It did say- registration was succsessful and now it will scan computer. Before that it was showing that it "Infected". I had virus before on anothet computer that would block malware removal web sites- I could not even go to Webroot site. It also would block Windows Defender and Startup. This is why I am concerned that it may be a virus that removed the Webroot. Also I have Norton 360 on that computer- I ran a scan and it did not show anything but the tracking cookies. Norton behaves differently. Also they dont like each other and give messages on installation to remove the other one, I always had both of them work back to back with no issues. So I do not understand where the Webroot went. I would not expect any superviruses on that computer with Norton, also my son plays a lot of Minecraft. It was actually showing that Minecraft is a virus, or that virus came with it (he downloads updates and trials).
It is not good. It is definitely a virus.
 
I only have 1 key.
 
I aam downloading the WSA. It accepts the key, starts scan. First time it stated that "Threat Detected". I pressed "Remove" (or what ever it was), and it said- the key required for removal. It went back to "Expire" screen and wanted me to enter key again. I did. It closed the program and it disapeared. I ran install about 10 times now. Every time it gets through half of the initial scan, it closes and disapears. Something blocks it, and it is not Norton. I wish I wrote the name of that file it indicated first. It was something in system 32, but I cant remember what. I am running full Norton scan now, but it did not find anything so far.
 
This computer shows up on other computers. I should probably disable sharing to make sure it would not infect my other 6 computers. Any other suggestions? Thank you.
Thank you for suggestion. I had a lot of hope with it, but it failed. After scan runs near 50%, it closes and disapears. And Norton is not picking it up.
I will submit support ticket. Also- it did say- it was infected and even found what it was first time, then would not let me get rid of it, asking for reg. key, even when I already entered it. So, ticket comming up soon. Thank you.
Submited a ticket. Also it got attached to the old ticket from May (made me enter a password for that ticket). I wanted new ticket but there was no option for that. Is it ok? Thank you.
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Thats OK, I have sent you a request for diagnostic logs to see what this threat is. Once I get them back I can send you on a solution.
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I dont any hardware issues from the logs and the scan logs werent complete. We will probably need to connect to the PC and have a look at whats going on. My shift is over but I have put a note in for one of my colleagues. Failing that I can connect tomorrow, whatever times suits you we have staff times to cover.
I can do Tuesday 10.30 to 12 pm EST, if you available. Please, let me know where I need to connect. Thank you.
The tech support just sent me instructions how to install Webroot. Do they not read the e-mails? I explained in details that I can not install it. Telling me where to download it is not going to resolve it. So nobody contacted me at 10.30. I am still here till 12, waiting. Next available time is tomorrow 10.30 to 11 am and any time after 3.30 pm EST. Thank you.
Yes, I am available. Let me log in to that support ticket on another computer. Thank you.
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I can not believe I am here- this function should be automated!
 
The old serial/ key expired. But I can not enter the new one. I have 2 other computers activated on the new serial number, but there is no button to enter new key when it already installed. It just takes me to buy and renew. On Norton, there is a button, "Have key", and it let me enter new key. I can not find it on Webroot.
 
Used "Support chart"- some creature there told me to call Webroot Monday to Friday to figure it out. It is 3 days weekend. I can have any virus in the world in 3 days. He/she told me- it is not her job to know how to enter a key. I told her- if she geting paid for her work and not a valunteer, she needs to know basic answers. In fact- I dont understand why I have to wait 3 days and call tech support, go out of my way and register to the foum just to ask how to enter a serial number? Any other Antivirus has this option automated! This is sooo frustrating! It already takes more than hour! Thank you.  
You will have to (re)install WSA again and during the install process you will be prompted to fill your key.
 
Yeah, you!re right it is a pain and Webroot knows about this and they are already looking in to it how to make it more user friendly.
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Click the gear next to "My Account"
Is there a place to put in the new keycode there.
 @pegas I think they just fixed that ability. But I'm totally not sure when it comes to expired licenses.
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I think they just fixed that ability. But I'm totally not sure when it comes to expired licenses.
Unless I am mistaken I recall a reply of Mike to a user whose license has expired and the reinstall was only way to solve it. Let's see what moderators have to say.
Yep, there was place to add a serial key next to "My Account"! Thank you very much!
 
I think the button should stand out more- I was it but did not think it would do anything. Also such a simple operation- I can't believe, tech support person, even the one who is assigned to direct weekend traffic instead of answering support questions, should know this. All he/she did is copy/pasted me the tech support operational hours. I am wondering why they would even have human there to past support hours in chat- could have automated message pop up. By the way- Norton has tech support 24/7.
 
So now that it took the serial key, it said something about computer being rescanned. But Webroot icone disapeared, so I can not click on anything to see what it doing. Also it did say, "Infected". And I can not find WASR.exe file anywhere. I will start another thread for this issue. Thank you.

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