How to downgrade Webroot Internet Security to Webroot Antivirus

  • 15 December 2021
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I no longer require the extra features or devices of Webroot Internet Security and am looking to downgrade to the lower cost Webroot Antivirus. Do I simply purchase Webroot AV and input the key on my current Webroot Internet Security install? Will it require uninstalling and reinstalling the product?





Best answer by TripleHelix 15 December 2021, 16:59

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Hello @Webroot_HomeUser_Help 


Yes just install the new keycode and it will do a scan and during that time it will contact the Webroot Cloud and give the features you paid for. If you want you can do a clean reinstall but it’s up to you! Look for a PM from me!


Please follow the steps closely!

  • Make sure you have a copy of your 20 Character Alphanumeric Keycode! Example: SA69-AAAA-A783-DE78-XXXX
  • Be sure you add your Keycode to your Online Console: Webroot SecureAnywhere Online Console
  • KEEP the computer online for Uninstall and Reinstall to make sure it works correctly
  • Download a Copy Here (Best Buy Geek Squad Subscription PC users click HERE) Let us know if it is the Mac version you need
  • Uninstall WSA and Reboot
  • Go into Safe Mode and Delete these Folders if they are there!
  • C:\Program Files\Webroot Folder
  • C:\ProgramData\WRData Folder (Hidden Folder)
  • C:\ProgramData\WRCore Folder (Hidden Folder)
  • Boot back into normal mode
  • Install with the new installer, enter your Keycode
  • Let it finish it's install scan
  • Reboot once again
  • DO NOT import any old settings as you can set it up as you like once it's done

Info in case you don’t know how to go into Safe Mode: