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Webroot IS spyware !!

After dealing with a number of issues, including a full network installation that was attacked by a virus, I can conclude that Webroot is overhyped, infective and as aggressive as the spyware it is supposed to protect us from.

It is impossible to uninstall, even with its own cleanup tool. It will continue to resurrect itself just like the typical spyware or trojan and prevents the proper installation of real AV software, such as Symantec, McAfee, etc.

I fully recommend to anyone to never install their product. Perhaps they have something special in store for all of the unsuspecting users in the near future.

Let's hope it's not a terminator special.

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use ccleaner.
It's free and also malwarebyte is free for 60 days.
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Your PC has been effected with spyware.You can try using a spyware software like webroot 2008 to remove this.

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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.
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  • 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:-
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  • 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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<p>Webroot is a software company that provides internet security software for consumers, enterprises, and small and medium size businesses. In October 2008, Webroot launched its first consumer security suite, Webroot Internet Security Essentials. Webroot anti-virus and spy sweeper is protection software launched by Webroot Software Company, is security software for virus and spyware removal. This software has provided effective protection and performance with its effective features. The users can have all the right components in this program which have made it one of the best antivirus programs. There is need of advanced protection against prevalent threats. It is very important for the users to protect their computers from viruses, malicious hacking tools, rootkits and exploits. The users can have complete protection against all types of threats. The standout features of Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper include Gameer mode, proactive heuristic detection for zero-hours threats and free remote file storage.<br /> <p> <br> <p>It is comprehensive desktop antivirus program which can provide protection from many threats coming from different sources and there are several layers of protection available in this software to keep your computer safe. You can have protection from all types of viruses, Trojans, malware, worms and rootkits. All sorts of malicious files, keyloggers, cookies, diallers, and adware can be detected and sorted out. You can protect your computer from variety of threats with amazing anti-spyware software. This software not only detects malicious files but it can also remove them effectively. It can also remove associated registry entries. You can keep your information protected from identity thieves and hackers with the help of defensive technologies of Webroot.

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If you do not have sufficient anti virus / spyware software then you most likely have a virus.
Clarify with what antivirus you have installed if any...
If you don't have any then I would suggest buying one of the following
Bit Defender Internet Security or Antivirus Pro http://www.bitdefender.com/2011/en/internetsecurity2011/?gclid=CLjrkuuU-6kCFQQCbAodJX-fZg
Webroot Internet Security or Antivirus with spysweeper http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer.html
or Kaspersky Internet Security http://usa.kaspersky.com/store/all-products?c_id=GOO1673628
Once installed make sure to update the software and run a full scan If you are unable to update the software Reboot the computer and press F8 until you get a menu Select "Safemode with networking" You should now be able to update the software and run a full scan

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Install "malwarebytes" free from the internet (Best free anti-spyware on the net) / install / update / full scan / remove everything that shows.

My strong advice is to PAY for an anti-virus program as they are far superior to free ones.

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even though some people will say that the virus will not infect to vista .. but infact the common small viruses will not infect normally but the spyware/malwares will attack and some other virus which are not little they will attack to vista ..

so i suggest to install some good update antivirus and scan your system and fix all of them ...

after fixing if you still persist the same problem then you must reintall the vista this will solve your problem ..

if your computer is totally unresponsive then go to the "safe mode"(by press F8 key at the system startup) then scan your system and if needed reinstall it ...

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