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.
Webroot’s antivirus detection is powered by Sophos®, known globally as a pioneer and industry leader in the fight against viruses.
This leading technology has been awarded the Virus Bulletin 100 award 39 times. No other major antivirus provider has done better!* Webroot Spy Sweeper is the industry leader in antispyware protection and the most award winning. Our technology has been proven by independent testing to find and remove 40% more spies than any other antispyware software.
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.
Size: 35 MB