Security Software Spyware Removal Webroot Spy Sweeper

Webroot Spy Sweeper 6.1.0.145 for Windows

by Webroot Software, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (181 votes)

File Details

File Size 39.2 MB
License Shareware, $29.95
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 32,282
Publisher Webroot Software, Inc.
Homepage Webroot Spy Sweeper

Publisher's Description

Spy Sweeper detects and completely removes the nastiest spyware out there like Elite Keylogger, LOP, Trojan Backdoor-Haxdoor & iSearchDesktop. Using new FlexDef technology, it impressively identifies and eliminates never-before-seen spyware on the fly - without the need for a specific spyware definition. It is armed with 16 advanced Smart Shields, including ActiveX, Toolbar, and Spy Communications shields to block new spyware installations. Its advanced removal engine deletes the toughest spyware programs in just one sweep - even removing mutated or "rootkit" spies. New user interface enhancements make it even easier to use and it's backed by free expert customer support. So, to protect your PC from spyware, keyloggers, Trojans and other programs, we recommend this effective software.

Latest Reviews

Someone

Someone reviewed v6.1.0.145 on Jul 9, 2019

Ive have tried many spyware programs and this is the best of the bunch. Very effective and catching spyware and removing it.Try It.

ZubeCo

ZubeCo reviewed v6.1.0.145 on Nov 26, 2010

Piece-of-Crap... Had the "original" Spy Sweeper installed and ran great. Also ran
AVG concurrently. Between the two of them my PC ALWAYS intercepted a threat. Started receiving "Install NEW bigger, better..." Spy Sweeper popups. Finally succumed and installed. WORST MISTAKE I EVER MADE...! After installation I found that AVG no longer loaded at start up, and have been beset with viruses and malware ever since. System performance is unacceptable also. I have to run MALWAREBYTES to isolate what Webroot, not only allows to infect, but doesnt find when I run a scan. I complained to Webroot and demanded the THEY FIX what they broke. All I received was instructions that I don't understand. Don't waste your money on a product that NO LONGER WORKS...

notorious_rn

notorious_rn reviewed v6.1.0.145 on Apr 25, 2010

been using this software for 5 years and it never let me down. not even a problem with malware and viruses.

with regards to its startup it really slows down my computer for a minute but after loading up no problem noted.

for all pc users please take note that every new applications being installed on your computer it will eat up your memory and your processor. upgrade your pc so you could use the full potential of the application you are using.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v6.1.0.128 on May 26, 2009

Bloated and slow.... I have to un-install it just to get my computer running normal...

Zee333

Zee333 reviewed v5.8.1.47 on Jul 23, 2008

This is a critical update for Windows Vista users, especially those using Service Pack 1 so if you're using an older version, update using the check for updates within the program then go to the browser window that it opens.

this is such an awesome anti spyware.

Also, it does install the Webroot Ask Toolbar, but if you ask not to install it, it wont be installed.

Also there is a way, legally to get this program completly free for 1 year, somewhere on www.webroot.com - although they are not displaying the link on their website, you gota find the link somewhere on Google, when i find it, i'll post

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v5.8.1.47 on Jul 22, 2008

The new interface is awesome. This program always worked well for me. It's good at blocking malware and sites without being annoying. I like to run SpywareBlaster 4.1 and Defender with it.

a-squared antimalware has a really good scanner that I like.

Webroot Spy Sweeper is my main line of defense.

pola

pola reviewed v5.5.7.124 on Jan 30, 2008

what a piece of crap this is.after trying an half an hour i cant subscribe.

RUBBISH

Zee333

Zee333 reviewed v5.5.7.124 on Jan 20, 2008

Possibly the best AntiSpyware out there, also detects Virus and rootkits and many other things. its worth paying for!

Onsoku

Onsoku reviewed v5.5.7.122 on Jan 2, 2008

http://forums.slickdeals...duid=11103&t=698696

...but I'll stick to Spyware Terminator & Avast Home.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v5.5.7.103 on Oct 15, 2007

Installs an Ask toolbar without warning, which is difficult to remove.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (181 votes)
Your Rating

Someone reviewed v6.1.0.145 on Jul 9, 2019

Pros: https://www.tracedeals.in/

Very good program.

Cons:

Bottom Line: Ive have tried many spyware programs and this is the best of the bunch. Very effective and catching spyware and removing it.Try It.

ZubeCo

ZubeCo reviewed v6.1.0.145 on Nov 26, 2010

Piece-of-Crap... Had the "original" Spy Sweeper installed and ran great. Also ran
AVG concurrently. Between the two of them my PC ALWAYS intercepted a threat. Started receiving "Install NEW bigger, better..." Spy Sweeper popups. Finally succumed and installed. WORST MISTAKE I EVER MADE...! After installation I found that AVG no longer loaded at start up, and have been beset with viruses and malware ever since. System performance is unacceptable also. I have to run MALWAREBYTES to isolate what Webroot, not only allows to infect, but doesnt find when I run a scan. I complained to Webroot and demanded the THEY FIX what they broke. All I received was instructions that I don't understand. Don't waste your money on a product that NO LONGER WORKS...

notorious_rn

notorious_rn reviewed v6.1.0.145 on Apr 25, 2010

been using this software for 5 years and it never let me down. not even a problem with malware and viruses.

with regards to its startup it really slows down my computer for a minute but after loading up no problem noted.

for all pc users please take note that every new applications being installed on your computer it will eat up your memory and your processor. upgrade your pc so you could use the full potential of the application you are using.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v6.1.0.128 on May 26, 2009

Bloated and slow.... I have to un-install it just to get my computer running normal...

Zee333

Zee333 reviewed v5.8.1.47 on Jul 23, 2008

This is a critical update for Windows Vista users, especially those using Service Pack 1 so if you're using an older version, update using the check for updates within the program then go to the browser window that it opens.

this is such an awesome anti spyware.

Also, it does install the Webroot Ask Toolbar, but if you ask not to install it, it wont be installed.

Also there is a way, legally to get this program completly free for 1 year, somewhere on www.webroot.com - although they are not displaying the link on their website, you gota find the link somewhere on Google, when i find it, i'll post

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v5.8.1.47 on Jul 22, 2008

The new interface is awesome. This program always worked well for me. It's good at blocking malware and sites without being annoying. I like to run SpywareBlaster 4.1 and Defender with it.

a-squared antimalware has a really good scanner that I like.

Webroot Spy Sweeper is my main line of defense.

pola

pola reviewed v5.5.7.124 on Jan 30, 2008

what a piece of crap this is.after trying an half an hour i cant subscribe.

RUBBISH

Zee333

Zee333 reviewed v5.5.7.124 on Jan 20, 2008

Possibly the best AntiSpyware out there, also detects Virus and rootkits and many other things. its worth paying for!

Onsoku

Onsoku reviewed v5.5.7.122 on Jan 2, 2008

http://forums.slickdeals...duid=11103&t=698696

...but I'll stick to Spyware Terminator & Avast Home.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v5.5.7.103 on Oct 15, 2007

Installs an Ask toolbar without warning, which is difficult to remove.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v5.5.7.48 on Sep 23, 2007

failed to remove spyware!
they make you laugh they make you cry
they make you kiss $30 goodbye!

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v5.5.7.48 on Jul 30, 2007

SS with Antivirus: Same problem as in the previous version - option Shields > Windows System > File System > Scan on Write, must be disabled to avoid very slow execution of some programs.

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v5.5.1.3356 on Jul 11, 2007

Full marks for the industries most reliable AS. Great program. I use this one alot, and trust it to keep my system clean and free of spyware. How ever their AV is a joke, and doesn't detect what my other AV program does. Hope the AV improves in time. Till then SS is all you need.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v5.5.1.3356 on Jun 25, 2007

I have also found that it blocks some processes (Win XP SP2), like the unistall of OpenOffice. Only solution is to shut down SS.

PCbetaTester

PCbetaTester reviewed v5.5.1.3354 on Jun 22, 2007

Have used Spy Sweeper for years, and rate it a 4.8 overall, but the latest 5.5 release has been locking up my WinXPSP2 computer(might be fine for yours). Just proves the axiom: Beware ALL new releases before putting them into production, and ALWAYS test in YOUR environment before deploying!

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