Webroot Spysweeper

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by ratman and bobbin, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Just had an interesting experience with a PC which wouldnt boot WinXP,
    saying hal.dll missing. I removed the hdd and examined it on another
    machine. The most notable thing was that system32 folder had disappeared
    completely, but it's contents were in a folder with a randomly generated
    name. I recreated the system32 folder and copied all the files back,
    reinstalled the disk and booted up. PC loaded XP (with a few minor problems)
    but then Spysweeper kicked in, quarantining file after file, considering
    them to be a variety of trojans. Turns out these are all system files, not
    trojans, and the net result is that on the next reboot XP fails with missing
    hal.dll again. Removed the drive and system32 gone walkabout again.

    To cut a long story short I uninstalled Webroot and the machine is now up
    and running. Any one else had this sort of problem with Webroot?

    ratman and bobbin, Aug 12, 2006
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    Adam Leinss Guest

    I've stopped using Webroot Spysweeper since they removed the clean
    option from the trial version. Ewido is much better and right in their
    license they say you can use it after 30 days and its considered
    freeware then. You won't get the spyware shield after 30 days, but who
    cares...just you Spyware Blaster or IE Ads to protect you.

    Adam Leinss, Aug 12, 2006
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    rosed1 Guest

    Time and time again Ive heard this same story,its sad really.They had a
    great product and screwed it up.I had it and had issues with this last
    version too!I went to spyware doctor,it uses alot less resources.Others
    cant even get their money back!Also they are awful at responding for
    help.I bet their stock is down!
    rosed1, Aug 17, 2006
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