Spy Sweeper 5.0 Final released today

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  1. Chubb

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    Spy Sweeper 5.0.5.1286 Final released today

    Spy Sweeper 5.0 Final released

    What's new

    http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/latestv.html

    As soon as it's installed, Spy Sweeper gives 360 degrees of protection against spyware, including:

    * Simple sweeps -Detecting spyware and removing unwanted programs found on your computer in three effortless steps
    * Easy management - Quickly and simply configure program, sweep and upgrade options
    * Fast home - Use the home screen to access the most commonly used functions of Spy Sweeper
    * Shields summary - A redesigned shields summary page makes it simple to see at a glance which shields are on or off
    * Action alerts - Receive clear, easy–to–understand notifications when new spyware threats are detected

    Additional Highlights

    Even easier to use
    We performed extensive user interaction testing and refined the Spy Sweeper interface to make it even easier for users of all technical abilities to stay protected. Advanced users continue to have the power to configure the program to suit their unique needs, while new users can breeze through the straightforward setup and menus. The new interface sets the standard in ease–of–use and efficiency for spyware removal programs.

    Commanding spyware detection and removal
    Spyware programs are known to mutate quickly. Spy Sweeper uses adaptive definition technology for detecting spyware mutations that haven't yet received a defense definition. This is yet another benefit of having the world's best spyware research team on your side.

    More powerful blocking defenses
    Enhanced Smart Shields prevent highly developed spyware programs from ever installing on your PC. You’ll receive valuable action alerts to any changes in your computer’s core functions, including startup, memory and Internet security settings.

    New keylogger shield
    A keylogger can record all keystrokes on your computer, including usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, e–mail content, instant message conversations and other typed material. Spy Sweeper prevents keyloggers from operating so your personal information is safe from these malicious threats.

    Smarter spy installation shield
    The enhanced Spy Installation shield offers "on access" spyware scanning for all files attempting to download to your PC. Spy Sweeper scans all downloads and if senses spyware, it will prevent its installation. The program in question is sent to quarantine for you to deal with later.

    Enhanced rootkit discovery methods
    Malicious spyware uses rootkit technology to bury its files deep within your PC. Spy Sweeper finds and destroys these programs with robust rootkit discovery methods, a feature many other anti–spyware programs lack.
     
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  2. Legendkiller

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    wow,thanks,i will install the new stuff right away...
     
  3. Chubb

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    The download link is still offering 4.5.9.709. They may be updating the server at the moment and uploading of 5.0 is on the way.
     
  4. JerryM

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    I wonder if it will auto update to version 5.0?

    Jerry
     
  5. Chubb

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    No, the auto update is only for downloading signatures. New versions will be shown in a new browser window, and you will get a download link for 5.0. But it seems they are still updating the server and the file in their server is still 4.5.9.709. Maybe we have to wait a bit. There maybe some cosmetic work to do.
     
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  6. JerryM

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    Thanks, Chubb,
    I downloaded the 4.5-- version, and maybe that was a mistake. When the 5.0 version is on the server I'll see if I can trial it.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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  7. Chubb

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    Version 5.0.5.1286 is on the server now!!! It is 10,463,680 bytes
     
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    Hi Chubb,
    It say's 4.5 on my server, ( English.) Which server are you on.
    Badcompany.
     
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    5.0 Main screen
     

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    5.0 Shields
     

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    5.0 Sweep options
     

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    5.0 Update options
     

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    Am still picking up V4.5 from support download and updates... Even the trial version of V5.0 on the webroot site is still V4.5 :( . USA servers.
     
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    Hi Chubb,
    Thanks for the info.It's just come up no my server going to download.
    Badcompany.:thumb:
     
  16. Chubb

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    It is also now available from program update
     

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    5.0 memory usage in Windows 2000

    WRSSSDK.exe was replaced by SpySweeper.exe in 5.0
     

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    I got it (V5.0 Final) by re-installing my V5.0 Beta 3 and doing a program update check. ;)
     
  19. Badcompany

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    Hi Chubb,
    Download 5.0 and completed first sweep, normaly it takes 48mins for a complete sweep with version 5 it as taken 8.3 mins.How long did your first sweep take.
    BC.:)
     
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    With all scan options selected:
     

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    5.0 memory usge in Windows XP
     

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    I have 3 harddisks with a total of 500GB. I will try to make a full sweep some time later. :D
     
  23. JerryM

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    Since I do not currently have a paid copy installed the alternate server would not accept my request for a trial.
    I guess that they will in time get it straight.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  24. Atomas31

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    Does someone know how to stop the driver and/or processus (spysweeper.exe) of this versiono_O

    On services, when righ clicking on the Webroot driver all the option (including the stop function) are grey outo_O? And on Task manager when trying to terminate the processus I received a message that the processus couldn't be stop, access deniedo_O

    GRrrrr, I hated it when they do that...
     
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    After right clicking the Webroot driver are you not able to select Properties and then select Manual in the Startup type: area ?
     

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