Should I uninstall spywareblaster v260 prior to v261 or not?

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  1. haskings2000

    haskings2000 Registered Member

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    Hi , I have spyware v260, when updating it said that there was a new version but such updater was not up to the task, i have downloaded the new version, should I uninstall first the V260 and then install version v261, or the new version will clean all up when installing like winzip does?

    all help will be deeeeeeply appreciated o_O o_O
    thanks
     
  2. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

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    Hi haskings,

    IMHO, have always supported clean uninstallation and then complete installation.
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    Yes, subratam is correct. It is generally best to uninstall old versions of some software before installing the new, though it often is not necessary. I always do it that way myself.

    In this case, you should definitely reboot your system and uninstall SpywareBlaster 2.6 from Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs without running SpywareBlaster first. (There have been cases where when running SB 2.6 and getting the message about a new version being available - that from that point SB is locked and will not upgrade or uninstall without first rebooting.)

    So, reboot and go immediately to uninstall via Add/Remove Programs. Once the old is out you can directly install 2.6.1 cleanly.
     
  4. haskings2000

    haskings2000 Registered Member

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    gotcha. I will then proceed to uninstall version 2.6.0 rebbot and install v2.6.1

    thanks for your help

    PD. I do not think the unistaller will remove the protection spyware blaster gives, but if any of you could confirm it I will be much obliged

    thanks
     
  5. LowWaterMark

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    That is true. Uninstalling SpywareBlaster does not remove the protections. The only way to undo the protections is to click the "Deselect All" button followed by the "Remove Protections for Unchecked Items" button. That alone removes the protections.

    You do not need to remove the protections in order to deinstall the old version and install the new.
     
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