Question re: Webroot Spy Sweeper

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mrm3601, Sep 8, 2009.

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  1. mrm3601

    mrm3601 Registered Member

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    I've been using SuperAntiSpyware Professional for a few months now. A friend of mine bought me the latest version of Spy Sweeper and I've installed it. Now, I run SAS only on demand.

    Two observations:


    1. I could be wrong, but I think that Spy Sweeper catches more cookies than does SAS (but even if this is correct I don't know how important it is).
    2. When I run Spy Sweeper and I move the mouse such that the screen saver goes off I notice that the entire Spy Sweeper image goes black for a few seconds (and then it returns to normal)

    I also use Registry Mechanic to occasionally scan the registry. Every time I run it it indicates some 110 errors for Spy Sweeper. I don't know if this is serious or not.

    In any case, I'm thinking of removing Spy Sweeper from my pc.

    Any comments will be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    1: Cookies are not dangerous.
    2: Its a bug in the program maybe because you deleted some files with .reg cleaner.

    Extra: On personal oppinion SAS is more bang for buck then spysweeper and in most test has a better detection rate.

    Advice: After spysweeper subscription runs out get the Pro version of SAS and you will find it alot better for your needs :)

    Afterthought: Spysweeper takes up alot of memory compaired to SAS.
     
  3. mrm3601

    mrm3601 Registered Member

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    Thanks 3DFireStarteR.

    You confirmed my guess about Spy Sweeper. I'll be removing it from my pc and I'll buy the pro version of SuperAntiSpware Professional. What about adding Malwarebyte's anti-malware as on demand scanner?

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Is the PRO version of SAS really better than the free version ?
    If I'm not mistaken PRO provides real-time protection.
    I presume you have an AV ?
    If you have a good suite (see av-comparatives.org), you don't need an additional antispyware application.

    Btw, I tried MBAM once, mostly out of curiousity. After reboot it seemed MBAM had eaten a file or a folder (message), although I didn't get such messages after subsequent reboots. I restored an image anyway. :p
    MBAM is said to be good at removing rogue security software, not sure about what else ...

    Always do a custom install and check for any toolbars ...
     
  5. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    At $9.99 on special offer for life-time its worth it i think. Also i have used MBAM pro and normal and i would say don't buy pro on MBAM because its still in its early stages and useing it on demand is good enough.

    "$9.99 you can get through the free version on one of the pages"
     
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