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Advantages and Disadvantages of Webroot Antivirus

Webroot anti-virus and Spy Sweeper also have some advantages and disadvantages and those are:

Advantages: - all the facilities that Webroot provides is its main advantage, like

  • Effectiveness: - There are 16 protective shields available in Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper with protection is made possible over network, Windows, web browsing, email and startup programs. You will remain safe online with these shields as exploits and other threats are blocked. This shield is available for incoming and outgoing messages and there will be chance of accidental forward threats. The two powerful components antivirus and antispyware are included in this program. The antivirus component can be used for business security and Webroot Spy Sweeper manages the antispyware element.
  • Ease of use: - It's user friendly interface with simple tools for all types of users. There are tabs available for simple navigation and you can also have access to major components of software.
  • Updates: - It is very easy to keep your security up to date with the help of Webroot. The updates can be setup automatically on regular basis. These updates can also be setup at any time you need with the help Version Guard technology of Webroot.
  • Secures Your Email: - Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper monitors your inbound and outbound email to ensure it has not been hacked by hackers and that email attachments are free of hidden viruses and spyware.

Disadvantages:-
  • Webroot anti-virus program not use Heuristics base detection method, that's why it totally depends on updated virus data-base.
  • If Webroot anti-virus and spy-sweeper, both are installed in your pc, then it may conflict each other. This problem may occur with spysweeper and anti-virus version 7.xxx and backup programs.

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Webroot spyware wont scan


As of 2013, Spy Sweeper has been discontinued and replaced with Webroot SecureAnywhere. No protection definitions are provided for SpySweeper anymore and it should not be used.

Mar 13, 2012 | Webroot Software Spy Sweeper & Anti virus...

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Can't check for updates for Anti Virus with Spy Sweeper - get DNS error - cannot locate server, and error code disp0201. I also re-directed to another web page when I try to update definitions or look for updates for Webroot. I recently uninstalled Norton 360 and installed the Webroot Anti-virus software with Spy Sweeper.


I would suspect your computer has a virus or has spyware or malware that is causing this. Restart your computer in Safe Mode and run Webroot and your other security software. If they find nothing then restart your computer and then go online and run this free scan. http://us.trendmicro.com/us/housecall/

Dec 15, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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