Webroot Spy Sweeper 2011 (PC)
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- Enhances your antivirus protection for maximum protection
- Blocks and removes spyware, adware, Trojans rootkits and keyloggers
- Stops pop-ups, fake alerts and browser hijackings
- Cleans infections with a single click
- Scans files to ensure safe downloading
- Prevents attacks on social networking sites
- Automatic security updates stop the latest threats
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Webroot® Spy Sweeper® 2011
Catches spyware that other programs miss
Webroot® Spy Sweeper® continues to lead the antispyware industry with new advancements in detection and removal of the most sophisticated spyware programs. Proven to be more effective than other antispyware technology, this award-winning software can be installed alongside your antivirus security for maximum online protection.
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Webroot Spy Sweeper 2011 catches spyware that other programs miss.
This award-winning software can be used alongside your antivirus security for maximum protection. Whether you need to remove an infection or prevent future attacks, Webroot Spy Sweeper provides highly effective protection against spyware, Trojans, rootkits and keyloggers, and continues to lead the antispyware industry with new advancements in detecton and removal of the most sophisticated spyware programs.
This award-winning software can be used alongside your antivirus security for maximum online protection.
Real-time Spyware Detection
Spyware hides all over the Internet, especially on social networking sites and file-sharing networks. With Webroot Spy Sweeper on your side, you can surf the Web and download music, videos and files without worrying about spyware.
Advanced Threat Removal
Webroot Spy Sweeper finds and removes the most stubborn threats - even the spyware that hides deep within your system.
Easy to Use
You don't have to be a computer expert to use Webroot Spy Sweeper. User-friendly features make it easy to stay protected.See all Product description
Top customer reviews
Sadly, after using Webroot's own uninstall program prior to installing the 2011 version, I have been unable to use the 2011 version.
Like another reviewer, when I tried to install the 2011 program I kept getting the message: "a necessary file could not be located, setup cannot continue."
I rang Webroot's UK helpdesk and they said they would e-mail me a couple of programs to run that would clear up the problem. The problem arose, he said, because some elements of the old program hadn't been removed by the uninstall program. I duly ran the programs he sent but the problem remained. I then checked the FAQ section on the Webroot website and found a page devoted to the problem. I then tried every avenue they suggested, including rebooting in Safe Mode and running the clean-up software that way. The problem still remained.
I e-mailed Webroot again and asked for further advice. I am still waiting, a week later.
So if you plan to buy this product to renew your subscription, I recommend you don't bother. It's just not worth the hassle, or the lost money on a product you can't use.
Anyway like a few others I was unable to load the program apparently due to my computer missing a file. Now before I load any new piece of software, I will clear out my hard-drive of crud, defrag it and of course scan it. On receipt of the message I presumed that I had inadvertently deleted the so called missing file and so went through the palaver of trying to repair my copy of Vista with the disc utility but it came up with no faults with my OS. So I knew then that the fault lay with the 2011 version of Spy-sweeper rather than with my computer. Which in a nutshell is pretty poor black box testing from Webroot.
In the end I simply purchased another copy of the 2010 spysweeper and it installed no problems. I was hoping that it would allow me to upgrade to the 2011 version. No luck. But it does update so it can't be that bad.
Presuming that the comparability issue was because of some sort of conflict with the previous version , I passed on my copy to a friend for him to use on his brand new laptop. He rang me stating he couldn't load the program as he was missing..... a file.
Basically everything that the other reviewers had said was 100% accurate! I ran the program and uninstalled the old version ready for the new version to install. Then all I got was a message telling me that a necessary file could not be located and the installation had to abort. Again and again I tried to install the program and again and again I got the same message. So then I just threw the disc in the bin!.. Now I know I could have contacted Webroot's support centre, but to be honest I was far to livid for that!
I paid good money for this disc, a disc that should have everything you need to install the program. The fact that it failed even during the install is unforgivable! I have no idea what Webroot are playing at, but they have now lost a user of 7 years loyalty! So now I simply use a mixture of Windows Defender and Malware Bytes (2 free programs) to keep my system safe. The fact that it's such a systemic and reacurring problem should have seen Webroot recall the program untill the problem had been resolved. Not let people keep purchasing useless versions. So Take Heed Fellow Surfers: DO NOT BUY THIS PROGRAM IT WILL NOT INSTALL PROPERLY. And unless you want to spend hours of your life trying to fix the problem (possibly unsuccessfully) then use something else.
!!SORT IT OUT WEBROOT!!
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