Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus

Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 126 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    677,868
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 01, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (See description); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    710.91KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    212
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 126 votes

    • 5 star 39
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 41
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1 stars

"went from good to bad in a few months"

September 06, 2008  |  By joedthomp

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

spysweeper was easy to install and use. it seemed to find most of the spyware, the price was right and the customer service was the best-the very best

Cons

combination of spysweeper and an antivirus destroyed the great spysweeper. at the same time the folks at webroot stopped taking phone calls unless the caller waited on hold for at least 1 hour, and webroot refused to answer email requests for help.

Summary

WebRoot SpySweeper is a mess now. Don't waste your money. they may be able to root out their problems but it is going to be a while. i was a loyal customer with webRoot for over 4 years; WebRoot is a mess now.

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1 stars

"Might be ok, if it would run when installed."

August 27, 2008  |  By donphan0509

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

Very inexpensive. I was able to purchase for $10 retail.

Cons

This is the worst software I have ever purchased. Once installed, it would never run. The installation process was slow, as it had to check the web site for the latest version. This thing seemed to drag the computer down until it failed to load.

Summary

I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy.

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5 stars

"The best antivirus and antispyware in the market"

August 14, 2008  |  By haitham653

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

1-Award-winning antivirus protection powered by Sophos®, a global leader in antivirus technology, proactively blocks known and unknown viruses, worms and other threats before they install and damage your computer. This leading technology has been awarded the VB100 certification 38 times; no major competitor has done better!

2-Includes Spy Sweeper antispyware protection,The #1 antispyware product in the market. This award-winning technology thoroughly scans your computer to detect and remove spyware, adware, and other threats to your privacy, and proactively blocks new.

3-Proactive Real-time Threat Protection ? ?Zero-Hour? Protection with "Powerful Shield" :it has

a- System files shield , 90% of viruses copied in the system directory of Windows.

b- Monitor widows registry & Prevent Registry changes: Adds a "run at windows start up" entry into the Windows registry to load the virus with Windows. Many viruses do this.

c- Scan Active Processes : Detect and remove hard to find viruses and spyware loaded in memory .

d- behavioral detection : powerful engine can detect Unknown virus.

e- Protect Internet Explorer: Microsoft Internet Explorer is the world's most popular web browser.

It is also a major target for spyware and pop ups.

spy sweeper protect IE by:

1- prevent adding an external component to Internet Explorer : 80% of spyware does this.

2-Unsolicited home page change in Internet Explorer: Many spyware programs do this as well.

4-Easy-to-use.

5- Minimal Impact on Computer Performance.

6-Satisfaction Guarantee: 30-day money-back guarantee - no questions asked.

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5 stars

"the best there is"

August 09, 2008  |  By master_mind413

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

webroot is a great company itself been around for a very long time I have used there products for the last four years at least, and within those four years of use of spysweeper I have never had a problem of any kind with spyware there real time protection is a life saver, I have never used the AV so I can not comment on that

Cons

the scan does take some time I have it set to scan while im asleep, it can take several hours depending on how much data you have on the computer but that is not really a bad thing just means the program is thorough

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5 stars

"THE BEST !!!"

July 02, 2008  |  By chosen777

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

This is the best ,you can use it and trust it! There are many saying there are good but they don't find nothing never! I recommend it!!!!

Cons

None.

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1 stars

"A WASTE OR TIME EFFORT MEMORY!!!DO NOT BE FOOLED PEOPLE"

June 21, 2008  |  By jasonxninja

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

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5 stars

"very good"

May 24, 2008  |  By mihaita14

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

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5 stars

"Better than the others and worth the money."

May 15, 2008  |  By TNTGungaDin

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

CNET only seems to have tested the trial version; I would NOT call that a full test. This is by far the cheapest way you will get any version of Sophos antivirus. In my experience it has detected Trojans and spyware missed by Norton 360 and AVG.

It is well worth the price. If you stick with Norton, it will miss these Trojans, your computer will continue to malfunction, and you will end up paying $100-$200 for live tech support (and probably feel grateful). On the other hand, you can just get Webroot Spysweeper.

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4 stars

"it's nice and well just belive it"

April 05, 2008  |  By lionoftheworld2000

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

i just installed this software and my computer is full safe now i dont get frightend of viruses like trogen and others

Cons

nothing

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3 stars

"very good"

April 05, 2008  |  By lilbit2sexy

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5

Pros

its great

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General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date October 01, 2007
Date Added October 01, 2007
Version 5.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 710.91KB
File Name trialRegistration.php
Popularity
Total Downloads 677,868
Downloads Last Week 212
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License Model Free to try
Limitations See description
Price $39.95

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