Webroot Spy Sweeper Review

Webroot Spy Sweeper

Submitted by DonDanu on Sat, 2011-03-12 00:37.
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The lowest price: 26.95$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
The product is average. Not neccessarily great, but not bad either. Finds and stops most intrusions.
100's of bogus alerts after thoroughly scanning w/other reputable programs, resource hog when sweeping- slows system down to a crawl at best, a halt at worst.

This rock-solid antispyware tool gets an upgrade for Windows Vista compatibility, but with its spyware-removal limitation, the protection offered is only as good as the money you pay for it.

The interface is easy to understand, and the Home section should steer new users to the necessities: starting a scan, checking shield status, and updating definitions. As in older versions, the Quarantine section will let you restore any components accidentally altered after a system scan. The Sweep option includes a flexible scheduler, the ability to change the default scanning method level, and other options to customize the program. In addition to its real-time, browser, and ActiveX shields, the app offers several barriers to other threats such as Windows Messenger Service exploits, keyloggers, rogue start-up items, and pesky rootkits.

There were no problems running the app on Vista, but be sure to uninstall any other third-party antivirus apps to avoid conflicts. Unfortunately, Spy Sweeper maintains its detection-only trial limitation, making it impossible to test how well it actually removes malware. Anybody concerned with keeping malicious software and viruses off their computer shouldn't bother with the trial unless they're pretty sure they're going to buy the full version.
Webroot Spy Sweeper delivers spyware detection, blocking and removal, with 360 degrees of protection. Dangerous spyware is blocked before reaching your PC, and any existing spyware on your computer is located and destroyed. The new Gamer Mode allows for fast, safe gaming and online video viewing. Webroot's WARN global response system utilizes the millions of subscribers to block the latest online threats


Bottom line is this - If you want to THINK you have 20 or 30 viruses or malware on your computer, have it crash, new hard drive replaced, and without it while it's being repaired then Webroot is right for you. if NOT then, DON'T BUY OR EVEN TRY THE FREE VERSION OF WEBROOT, all it will do is give you troubles. Trust me on this.