Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011

Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 129 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    681,902
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (See Editor's Note); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    710.91KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    212
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: Removal of current infection is limited to the paid version.

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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 129 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 43
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1 stars

"Been shut off from webroot"

August 09, 2010  |  By Goldcoins

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

Works good, finds viruses, spyware, Malware and adware

Cons

The program has some trouble removing viruses and malware. Slows down your computer about 20-30% fine when your not running it in the background. Better than Norton and Mcafee, but really no better than some of the free antivirus programs like Avast.

Summary

Thanks Webroot for cutting me off the way you did, after I renewed your product for the last 4 years. Anyway I found Avast to be just as good if not better than webroot and its free on all my computers!

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1 stars

"FROZE Windows"

July 15, 2011  |  By USA1999

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

None - it did not work

Cons

After following the directions and loading this product, my system froze and became unusable. It took hours to correct the corruption that Webroot caused. Called Webroot customer service and did not receive any help.

Summary

Used to be a Webroot fan but am throwing this in the trash and moving on to better companies with more reliable products.

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2 stars

"Slooooooow!"

June 07, 2011  |  By jawarters

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

Version 7.0.9.22: few if any false positives, good browser protection

Cons

Slow! Incomplete product. Mediocre customer support. Poor help screens

Summary

Had previously used the MSM provided Spy Sweeper with anti-virus which I found to be user friendly, thorough and non-intrusive. The 2011 incarnation is not ready for prime time. Example - many windows can not be resized by dragging the corners. Support's answer: we are still working on this feature. In fact, that seems to be their standard response to any advertised feature that doesn't work in practice. My system 2.8 GHz P4 system with 1 Gb of memory and Win XP Pro SP3 has two physical drives organized into 7 logical drives. Total size is 256 Gb with 144 Gb in files. Average scan times are over 8 hours and today's scan is still running after 14 hours. Since there's no progress meter, there's no telling if it's simply stuck or struggling with a particular file. Fortunately, I have excluded my 2.3 Tb in back up drives or the program would probably run 24/7. I have occasionally had to reboot when it becomes stuck updating the program or virus definitions. If you have an older system or large hard drives, this is NOT the program to chose. Although I have two remaining installs, I am tossing the CD and will not be renewing. In fact, if Webroot does not soon release an update to address these (and other) issues, I will be uninstalling and moving to something more nimble like malwarebytes.

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1 stars

"Sadly, time to let Spyweeper go!"

May 15, 2011  |  By RisingStar777

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

Impressive looking!

Cons

Its nowhere as good as previous versions!

Summary

I just purchased Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4
about a month ago. Having good experiance with prior versions I trusted I was protected. Well I was surfing a decent website when out of the blue, "Vista Total security 2011" blew by Spysweeper like if it didn't even exist! I immediately updated and scanned. Guess what after two scans and two scans in safe mode, nothing! Spysweeper does not even detect it. "Vista Total security 2011" has made a mockery out of Spysweeper. I read on a website that the 2011 version is no longer as effective as it used to be against malware. So I am going to be losing money, but I have already done my research and I will change to Avira or Bitdefender for anti-virus and either Counterspy or Malwarebytes for my anti-spyware. I am calling their customer support tomorrow to speak with them only, but I cannot keep a product which does not even acknowledge a dangerous malware like what is now controlling my PC! Whats weird about this was that "Vista Total security 2011" is hooping and raisng all kinds of hell and Webroot Spysweeper just ignores it. The only thing good about this is that this happened just after I took my online and offline final exams. If this had been my only PC it would have been a major disaster for me! So with this said I'm very disapointed that spysweeper is losing its edge.

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3 stars

"loved the 2010 2011 version let down"

April 08, 2011  |  By virushunter2011

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

old versions great this 2011 they screwed up

Cons

this shouldve stayed in beta its not ready

Summary

they need to reimprove the scanning and the ram very heavy they need to improve

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2 stars

"Exceptionally poor technical support"

January 21, 2011  |  By wwebster100000000000

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

While its running - no problem.

Cons

No boot scan feature.
Poor support.

Summary

If you ever need to change your email address, you will get the run around from their support dept. After exchanging 4 emails with them, I am still no better off. Consequently, I about to cancel my subscription and go with 'Bitdefender' or 'Kaspersky' (still undecided).
Also, be very wary about having the 'auto renewal' arrangement where they debit your credit card automatically. If they run their accounts dept anything like their tech support, it would be a nightmare if you intend to cancel your subscription prior to renewal date.
Based on my personal experience, my company will not entertain Webroot as a provider of security software.

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1 stars

"Concerned for your computers safety, stay away"

January 01, 2011  |  By dvargas73

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

Spyware was free upgrade

Cons

No response when you have a problem, no firewall, let virus after virus attach my computer, never found a one

Summary

I went to Best Buy and asked the computer associates to help me get the best antivirus software. I had looked over several boxes and thought they would have valuable knowledge to help me decide. I can only assume that they were laughing as I left the store. I have had so many viruses attack my computer over this last year it is unreal. Webroot never caught a one of them. I nearly had to restore my computer. Thank God for Malwarebytes, the only thing that saved my data. I even sent the data on the virus to Webroot and they never responded. I will never buy their product again. My husband uses the free version of AVG and he has never had a problem with viruses, he always gets notifications that viruses have been halted where Webroot lets them right on in to contaminate your system. STAY AWAY for your computers sake or you will be sorry.

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5 stars

"This is simply the best Antivirus program."

December 13, 2010  |  By webcat1962

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

Over two million fingerprint definitions, no other Antivirus, even comes close to webroot. new interface is easy to use for newbies. very clean and inobtrusive.
Excellent Anti-root kit, caught over 97% of malware, compared to Nortons 92% and AVG 89%

Cons

It is a bit slower than the previous version

Summary

This is simply the best Antivirus program available today at a moderate price.

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5 stars

"Webroot is Like Electric"

November 24, 2010  |  By Luueezz

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

I've used Webroot 4 yrs & love it! It catches more virus than any of the popular ones. I have tried them all & none compare to Webroot Webroot has saved my ass by removing viruses by clicking on a bad link many of times! It's my best computer friend

Cons

Webroot needs to fix their update option. It wont update the program. I had to uninstall it and re-install it using the extra CD I bought from you when i bought Webroot online.

Summary

So, winding up my review, with having customer service and a great product that catches web traffic viruses when you are browsing and piece of mind knowing that webroot is working in the back ground, you can sleep well.

The 4 star is because of the updating to a new version does not work.So I went back to the old and it works just fine. I guess no matter what product you update their are bound to be glinches till it gets worked out.

I give it a 5 for what it does!

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4 stars

"Great Tool but need improvement"

November 24, 2010  |  By Podvalnaya

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

Excellent Adware protection
Easy to use
Reasonable virus protesction
Easy updates

Cons

Slow down computer when using with BidDefender
Difficult to delete infecting files

Summary

I love Webrot -- it stopped the adware attack -- do not need to worry why I am getting a message your computer is infected and please go to this page to pay premium for unknown product... One drawback is ability to delete infected files. I am runnign Webroot and BidDefender together and getting the block virus messages but can not delete them -- not sure why.... Alos it wioll be nice to have ability to temporary disable the virus portion of the product to check computer woth other virus protection to get any trojans out..

Thanks

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1 stars

"Slowed My i7 with 8 gig of ram to a crawl"

November 17, 2010  |  By Tim_Lorenson

 |  Version: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 7.0.4

Pros

Scans everything, all the time

Cons

Accessed disk so much that the computer became worthless

Summary

I have used Spy sweeper for many years. I just bought a blazing fast laptop and installed the latest version of Webroot's anti virus with Spy sweeper. My machine went from blazing fast to a crawl. The software was constantly accessing my hard drive. Even though I just paid for it, I uninstalled it, my loss. I installed ESET Nod anti virus and am up to maximum speed again. Spy sweeper always used a lot of resources, but this was the last straw.

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What's new in version 7.0.4
Version 7.0.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date July 30, 2010
Date Added July 30, 2010
Version 7.0.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit/SP 2/SP3
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 710.91KB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 681,902
Downloads Last Week 212
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License Model Free to try
Limitations See Editor's Note
Price $39.95

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