Webroot Spy Sweeper

Webroot Spy Sweeper

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 1391 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    11,609,840
  • Date Added:
    March 16, 2005
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 103 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 17
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 1391 votes

    • 5 star 587
    • 4 star 168
    • 3 star 132
    • 2 star 120
    • 1 star 384
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5 stars

"The very best! Kills most spy and adware out there!"

June 13, 2005  |  By Björn Lundahl

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

I think this software is the very best or one of the best in killing spy and adware.

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4 stars

"Okay..."

June 13, 2005  |  By Mr. Com

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

Shielding is Useful, Alot of features.

Cons

Since I had no spyware problems I no longer use it. Although the scanning speed is slower than adaware and spybot but If you have alot of spyware problems I recommend downloading this :)

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5 stars

"respect"

June 11, 2005  |  By mikesick

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

good scan took longer found more get this n microsoft antispyware

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5 stars

"The Best spyware Removal"

June 10, 2005  |  By mircica

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

It is the fatsest spyware scan program.

Cons

Download it now,it works even on Windows 95!

It is so fast. The faster full sistem scan of 40GB & spyware & adware removeon 40GB is 10min !!! Try it today.

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1 stars

"ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE"

June 10, 2005  |  By steve89z

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

NONE

Cons

SCANS SLOW,SLOWED MY COMPUTER,FROZE MY MOUSE,FOUND A FILE NAMED ISECURITY OR SOMWTHING LIKE THAT,AND THAT PROGRAM ISN'T EVEN ON MY COMPUTER,I DELETED THAT FILE AND THEN I GOT AN ERROR WARNING ON DESKTOP SCREEN,COULDN'T FIX IT,SO I SYSTEM RESTORED.TOO SLOW,USES TOO MUCH MEMORY,SLOWS COMPUTER DOWN,AND FINDS FALSE POSITIVES? MY FAVORITE IS SPYSUBTRACT,BUT ALSO USE SPYBOT,ADAWARE,ETC.THIS ONE IS AWFUL.WASTE OF TIME.

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2 stars

"If you like error messages, you'll love Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0"

June 09, 2005  |  By galaxy12345

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

Does not consume extreme ammount of memory. User can choose options.

Cons

Version 4.0 is too buggy to be released to the public. There are serious conflicts between Norton SystemWorks and Spy Sweeper 4. Many Norton and Realplayer error messages will appear on users system after installing Webroot Spysweeper 4.0 (after switching to Spyware Doctor -- the error messages vanished. But spyware doctor has it's own set of bugs). The thing is: all spyware detectors are buggy. They are rushed into the marketplace without enough testing. The users/buyers are the Guinea Pigs. So -- try Version 4.0 it for as long as you can -- before buying it. This is NOT the ultimate spy software. Don't be fooled by someone saying they tried them all -- I have been using Version 4.0 -- 5 days and it's Very, Very Buggy. Version 4.0 even has a problem recognizing Webroot Window Washer! That's Buggy! If you like error messages, you'll love Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0.

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4 stars

"An improvement over version 3.5"

June 09, 2005  |  By clean freak

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

launches faster, scans faster and uses less memory than version 3.5

For me this is still the most reliable anti-spyware utility I've ever used.

Cons

Memory use tends to fluctuate up/down too much. Encountered one instance where it would not shut down when logging off, causing the log-off process to freeze.

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2 stars

"Not worth it"

June 08, 2005  |  By Daifne

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

It does find a lot of things, but not really any more that AdAware SE and Spybot will (running both)

Cons

Very slow. Slowed my machine to almost a dead halt. Worst of all is the number of false positives it came up with. If I had just agreed to let it fix them all, half my good software would have no longer worked. As a PC Technician specializing in Malware removal, I would definately NOT recommend this program to my clients.

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5 stars

"#1 Spyware Detector!"

June 06, 2005  |  By DownloaDude

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

Beats Spybot, Ad-aware, Spyware doctor, Microsoft Anti-Spyware, Spyware Nuker, Spy Killer, and NOADWARE!!!

Cons

This is the best! what... don't believe me?

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5 stars

"I had this nasty bug that Ad-Aware, AVG nor Spybot could seem to get rid of."

June 05, 2005  |  By Ritz59

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0

Pros

Easy to install. It does not require much from the computer. It protected me for days. Never blocked any wrong adresses or programs.

Cons

It's not free. But that's not really a con is it?

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General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date March 16, 2005
Date Added March 16, 2005
Version 4.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, 300 Mhz processor, 25 MB hard drive, 128 MB RAM
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,609,840
Downloads Last Week 2
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $29.95

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