Webroot Spy Sweeper for Mobile

Webroot Spy Sweeper for Mobile

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 1391 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    11,609,840
  • Date Added:
    July 18, 2006
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000

Editors' Review

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Read a CNET review of the full version of Webroot Spy Sweeper.

This rock-solid antispyware tool gets yet another upgrade with new security features and a design overhaul, but with a limitation on spyware removal, the spyware protection of past versions is only as good as the money you pay for it. Users who are familiar with Spy Sweeper will notice the interface now looks a bit different. Though it keeps the same logically arranged structure, the Home section should steer new users to the program's most important functions (such as starting a scan, checking shield status, and updating definitions). The other most notable visible enhancement is the addition of a threat bar, which tells you how dangerous a certain program is. As in the past, the Quarantined section will let you restore any components should certain programs cease to function properly after a system scan. The Options icon provides access to the flexible scheduler, cookie manager, and password-protection module.

In addition to its real-time, browser, and ActiveX shields, this version adds several barriers to other threats such as Windows Messenger Service exploits, keyloggers, and rogue start-up items. Spy Sweeper now also provides the ability to sweep for pesky rootkits. Though the paid version of this program offers an excellent level of protection, this trial only lets you scan your system with no option to remove. Infected systems are left with a screen of spyware threats and no way to remove without purchasing a registration code. It does an admirable job of locating every nasty program we toss its way, and its real-time "shields" protection is equally effective in stopping intruders on the fly. However, without the option to remove, this trial is useless for clearing your computer of malware unless you buy the full version. Though it's mostly a passive demo, this is definitely a piece of software we consider worth the money--the paid version is excellent. Anyone concerned with keeping malicious software off his or her computer should not bother with this trial unless you want to sample the program features with the intent of buying the full version.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 138 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 38
  • 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

"Amazing!"

October 24, 2006  |  By Barry Rublee

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

Absolutly craps all over spybot and ad-aware.. going to the website to purchase right now

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5 stars

"Great product"

October 24, 2006  |  By Corey.Walsdorf

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

This latest version is by far the best. I've not noticed any increased resource loads, but you can even turn the consumption down in the options with a slidy-bar. Great shields that stop everything nasty and works well with my free Zone Alarm firmwall and Bit Defender 9 Anti-virus. Why use anything else??

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4 stars

"Very good"

October 24, 2006  |  By Teresa.McClure

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

Warns you when things on internet explor are changed, gets rid of bad cookies.

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4 stars

"One of my favorite spyware removal programs"

October 22, 2006  |  By terrickisaiah555

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

Easy to use, high detection rate, one of the better commercial products.

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5 stars

"Excellent product, and the free trial DOES remove spyware!"

October 21, 2006  |  By itechcs

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

First, Email me for a link to the trial version that WILL delete everything it finds. It's a fully functional 14 day trial directly from Webroot's web site! No gimmicks, and no you won't be added to some stupid spam list. I'm 100% legit.

I've used Spy Sweeper for several years and it works great. Never had any problems. Yeah, it slows down your PC when it scans but you can configure it to use less (see the bottom of the Options tab). Besides, you should schedule the scans to run at night when you are not using your PC, so who cares if it takes 1 hour or 3 hours?

Sorry, but if you want a software program to run better/faster and have more features, it's going to have to use more resources (CPU/RAM). That's just the way it is. If you have less than 512MB of memory with Windows XP, you need more. 1GB minimum to run Antivirus, Anti-spyware and other apps.

Thanks,

William Eaton, MCSE

Web: itechcs.com

Email: sales at itechcs dot com

Cons

You have to be logged into your PC for the scheduled scan to run. Kind of a bummer for those with XP Home Edition, but if you have 2000 or XP Pro, just lock your PC when you are done for the night and you're fine. If XP Home users want their PC to be "locked", just set a password on your screensaver.

I've already contacted Webroot about this and there's no way to schedule a scan to run when you're not logged in (even via command line). Hopefully they will add that soon!

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2 stars

"5.0 Wasn't an Improvement"

October 17, 2006  |  By Boots98

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

Still does a good job of keeping the spyware off the computer.

Cons

5.0 uses a lot more RAM, which slows down my computer. Additionally, it's caused shutdown problems, which Spy Sweeper support was unable to resolve. Bottomline this new version has way to many bugs in it.

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2 stars

"Doesn't seem to do much for me"

October 17, 2006  |  By achappel

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

Scans take less time than other spyware programs.

Cons

Rarely, if ever, identifies any spyware on my computer, while other trusted spyware programs (Trend Micro, CounterSpy, PestPatrol, SpyCatcher) often find one or more invaders. Also, I found that some of the spyware shields needed to be disabled for my computer to run smoothly.

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3 stars

"Average."

October 17, 2006  |  By tjm626

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

Detects spyware...

Cons

This thing was the slowest Antispyware software I have used yet. Sure, the free trial doesn't remove the spyware it detects, but you could do that yourself after scanning.

Bottom line-this thing is no better that the free ones. I'm not cheap, just reasonable.;)

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2 stars

"It looks good, but..."

October 15, 2006  |  By finepix1002

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

ummmm...

Cons

This has a nice feature and seems equipped with powerful, execellent engine.

As for my PC, however this application doesn't work well.

I can't help suspecting it has some fatal defects, otherwise probably incompatibility with other applications.

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1 stars

"horrible product interfers with EVERYTHING running on your system"

October 14, 2006  |  By marciraeflores

 |  Version: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.0

Pros

zero zip nothing don't waste your money

Cons

causes system to take a LONG time to start up and shut down.

Interfers with everything running on my computer.

Conflicts with anti virus software, firewalls, etc...

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date July 18, 2006
Date Added July 18, 2006
Version 5.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Mobile, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/MCE
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 Not available
Price $29.95

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