Webroot Spy Sweeper

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by PattiChati, Oct 2, 2005.

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    PattiChati Guest

    I have heard this software slows down your computer - has anyone else had
    this? I am thinking of getting it, but don't want to slow things down. Any
    advice is appreciated. I have Windows XP
    PattiChati, Oct 2, 2005
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    Jim Higgins Guest

    I am using SpySweeper (build 430) as one of several anti-spyware
    apps and found no slowdown after I installed it. I am running a Dell
    Dimension 8300 2.8GHz, 1GB RAM, two 120GB HDDs and XP Home SP2. Runs fine
    for me.
    Jim Higgins, Oct 2, 2005
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    Donny Broome Guest

    As long as your machine is at least a 1 GHz machine with 512 MB of RAM,
    you'll be just fine. Like any other program running in the background,
    SpySweeper will consume resources. However, in my opinion, it is definitely
    not a "hog", by any means. Norton AV will put a bigger strain on your
    machine than SpySweeper.

    Donny Broome, Oct 3, 2005
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    Leythos Guest

    They are not the same type of product! Norton AV is an Anti-Virus
    product, spy-sweeper is not an AV product.
    Leythos, Oct 3, 2005
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    Wilbur Post Guest

    It seems to be a real memory hogger with Win 2000.
    I don't run it in startup but use it for scanning on occasion, and it
    rarely finds anything.
    Wilbur Post, Oct 4, 2005
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    Goforitdude Guest

    Yeah, I actually bought spysweeper last week. I'm pretty impressed with
    "Most" of its features but I could do without a couple. For instance,
    everytime my PC boots Sweeper re-detects my hostfile and says it was edited.
    Well, I added entries into my host file and told sweeper to "Keep" entries
    and not ask me about them. Well, everytime it reboots sweeper seems to think
    it was edited again which it was not! This is a big annoyance since sweeper
    can't seem to remember what I told it not to mess with and leave ALONE!

    Other than that I'm pretty impressed with this software since it has
    protection against ADS which is a nice addition to anyone's
    anti-hack/spied/f-ed with arsenal.. I run a pretty clean system and was
    running adaware SE and MS anit-spyware beta and spysweeper seems to detect
    about the same stuff.

    Hey, I thought they made computers to make our lives more productive?? Hmmm,
    *scratches head*
    Goforitdude, Oct 7, 2005
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