install onto new PC not working

  • 3 April 2021
  • 9 replies

I got a new WIN 10 Dell desktop, and migrated apps and data with laplink.  It took 3 tries.  on the 3rd try I unchecked webroot and did not transfer it, based on laplink advice.  When I look on Webroot under PC security I see 2 iterations of the new PC, which I ASSUME is from the first 2 attempts to transfer.  I see no way to remove these.

I tried to DL the software from the website, I get the SAVE YES OR NO window, click yes, and nothing happens.  Webroot does not show up as a program on the new PC, although there is a folder on C:\Program Files\Webroot which I can put the icon on the taskbar, but cant open it or initiate a scan.  Help please!


Best answer by TripleHelix 3 April 2021, 17:06

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Hello @padlnjones 


I don’t know what really is going on here but it would be best to Submit a Support Ticket and ask them to help you sort this out.


Have patience as the Webroot Staff is working from home because of COVID and it’s the weekend.



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Hello @padlnjones 


Here is the number but you can’t call until Monday: 7am to 7pm Mon to Fri MDT


Technical Support

Webroot Support:

Submit a ticket

Call 1-866-612-4227

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@padlnjones  you can try this and if need be delete the Webroot Folders in Safe Mode then try a clean reinstall.


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
  • Look to see if this folder is gone: C:\ProgramData\WRData and if it’s there delete it. (Hidden Area)
  • 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

Please let us know if that resolves your issue?


thanks for the help, I got thru on the phone and your CS fixed me up. As I suspected it was the MacAfee that was blocking Webroot

I did find how to delete those 2 priors, but still wont DL and ask for code

thanks for the reply.  I did as you suggested, but at that link I click continue, and get an”accept cookies” button.  when I click OK  it goes back to CONTINUE then back to “Accept Cookies”  and so on forever


I also established myself as administrator on new PC,  didnt seem to help

so unable to get support ticket.  any phone numbers to call?

i found a number

no, that was a business customer number.  the home number is pay to play…