Webroot Spy Sweeper is award-winning anti-spyware software that effectively detects and safely removes spyware and adware from your PC. Spy Sweeper protects you from spyware's negative consequences, which include a slower Internet connection, pop-up advertisement problems, reduced computer performance, or in the worst case, the loss of private information and identity theft. Spy Sweeper lets you protect your privacy and your computer from a variety of spyware programs, from those that monitor all of your computer's activities (system monitors) to those that can steal or destroy data (Trojan horses). It also detects programs that pop up ads on your computer when the program is running (adware) and cookies that may contain and may transmit personal information (tracking cookies). Spy Sweeper "sweeps" your computer looking for evidence of these programs, reports its findings, and lets you decide whether to quarantine and remove the program or keep it running on your system. Quarantining and removing programs will disable it until you decide to delete the program completely or restore it.
F E A T U R E S :
* Comprehensive Removal Technology. Using new patent-pending removal technology, Spy Sweeper effectively disables the most sophisticated and debilitating spyware programs, including threats that employ "rootkit" technology to evade detection and removal and continue wreaking havoc with your PC. This advanced and highly effective technology saves you time and effort by removing even the most vicious spyware threats in one sweep.
* Advanced Detection Techniques. Spy Sweeper uses FlexDef technology to identify and defeat emerging spyware threats without having a direct match to an existing spyware definition or signature. Using this technology, Spy Sweeper is able to dynamically defend against threats as they emerge.
* Enhanced Blocking with Smart Shield Protection. Spy Sweeper uses 16 advanced Smart Shields, including ActiveX, Toolbar, and Spy Communications shields that block new spyware installations so you can have the peace of mind you deserve knowing you've got proactive, always-on protection.
* Deepest Detection. Using state-of-the-art spyware research methods that identify new spyware threats before they are widely distributed, Spy Sweeper ensures you have the most powerful and up-to-date protection against new emerging spyware threats.
* Unrivaled Removal. Spy Sweeper's Comprehensive Removal Technology (CRT) is the backbone behind the most advanced spyware removal engine in the industry. CRT deletes the toughest spyware programs in just one sweep - even removing mutated or "rootkit" spies, some of the nastiest next-generation spyware threats.
* Accurate Risk Assessment. Detected spyware programs are rated by risk level to help you understand the danger that each spyware threat poses to your security. Plus, Spy Sweeper gives you a quick overview of each threat, what it does, and its potential danger.
* Continuous Security Updates. Spyware programs morph frequently. Spy Sweeper keeps you protected against these threats with frequent and automated updates to its definition database.
* Protection Made Easy. Spy Sweeper continues to earn wide-spread acclaim for its user-friendly interface and usability. With an easy-to-use console and customizable options, Spy Sweeper makes defeating spyware a breeze.
* Up-to-date News & Information. Webroot regularly provides essential information about spyware - right within your Spy Sweeper application. You can stay informed about the latest online threats.
Works with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Pro/ Home and Vista.
Changes in version 6.0:
Even More Effective Against Spyware Threats
This new version of Webroot Spy Sweeper detects and blocks even more forms of spyware at the point of infection, ensuring that your computer is safe against the latest malware threats.
Free Online Backup to Protect Valuable Files
If you are not protecting your valuable files, you don’t have complete security. Webroot Spy Sweeper now includes integrated online backup and restore capabilities to protect digital photos and other irreplaceable files against virtually any cause of damage or loss such as hard drive crashes, fire, theft and accidental deletion. To get you started, 1GB of online backup space is included free!
Access Your Files From Anywhere
Traveling or forgot a file at home? Webroot Spy Sweeper provides access to your online backups from any PC with an Internet connection, so you can get the file you need no matter where you are.
Share Your Files Without Sending Large Attachments
Want to share a photo or family video with family or friends without attaching it to an e-mail? Webroot Spy Sweeper enables you to simply e-mail a download link. Built-in security ensures they can only see the file you choose while your other files remain secure and private.
Enjoy Uninterrupted Games and Movies
Gamer Mode ensures you are not interrupted while playing online games or watching movies. With a single click, scheduled activities, alerts and updates are temporarily deferred, while shield technology continues to run in the background for ongoing protection.
A Global Early Response Network
Through the Webroot Automated Research Network (WARN), Webroot provides faster response to new and emerging threats by analyzing submissions from among the millions of Webroot users worldwide.
Protection for the Latest Windows Vista® PCs
Webroot Spy Sweeper is fully compatible with the advanced 64-bit Windows Vista Service Pack 1 operating system. It provides superior protection to the basic security features found in Windows, and will not cause conflicts with those features.
Size: 32.7 MB