Webroot Spy Sweeper
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Full user review
"Great piece of software!"
I've used many different security software packages and Spy Sweeper is top notch. I particularly like the real time "shields" it provides against tracking cookies etc. I've used Ad Aware and Spybot and will continue to do so... as a second and third line of defence.
Very easy to use interface, high detection rates, stable on access "sheilds" (as opposed to Ad Aware's real time scanner which SUCKS.) Apart from the 2 things below, this product rocks!
Scanning speeds aren't the fastest but, who cares? It finds more than Spybot or Adaware. Occasionally AdAware will find a cookie or two it missed but not very often. I did have a great deal of difficulty migrating from the trial to the full version. Tech support was prompt and helpfull. I was up and running after a few emails as I experienced the "license expiration known issues." No, Webroot isn't running a scam as some of the reviewers right about (contact their tech support you dopes.)