I have just installed 2010 total protection which uninstalled 2009 as part of the process.
The issue i have is that I keep getting the message that "spyware checking is off".
I go to the control pnal and it is off. i turn it on. all is then good for an hour or 2 until the error reappears and the cycle starts again.
Can you provide more information on this like;
What is the operating system you use ?
Did you run the removal tool and uninstall the older version vefore going for the new version ?
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