spy sweeper 6 with online backup...

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  1. thathagat

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    hey...i just upgraded to s.s 6 can someone elucidate the improvements in the newer version over 5.8 besides the online data backup account...thanks in advance...............
     
  2. vijayind

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    As per webroot site, the new changes are:

    I have a license, but am weary of SS ... So I'll wait.
     
  3. Fly

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    I'm using version 5.5.7.

    Version 5.8 proved to be very bad.

    Given what I've read, I'm not going to 'upgrade' to version 6 too.

    The Spy Sweeper (newer version ) has many characteristics of spyware.

    I don't think I'll renew.

    But I'm curious about the experiences of others with this version.
     
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  5. biteater

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    Me too, the last good version is 5.5.7build124
    the later ones all produces "windows no disk"
    this version 6.02build22 prodused a bit less no-disk screen and the Backup doesn't work anymore: somehow the login name got corrupted, and nothing to do.

    This is an other example of sloppy making an addings functions one didn't ask for. grrr

    I am back to 5.5.124 or
    Comodo-BOClean :)

    greetings
     
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  7. jedi_m

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    Hi,

    Can you please send me a link to download SS 5.5.7? I have now the latest version 6.0.2.49 and I feel it's a little to havy on my PC
    Thanks,
    Octavian
    o_sioldea@yahoo.com
     
  8. SIR****TMG

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    I'm using the newest one out and love it, vista has no problems.
     
  9. Fly

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    I don't have a link.

    You can ask Webroot's support.
     
  10. jedi_m

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    ;) Got it,

    I found it saved on one of my old back ups. Thanks anyway.
     
  11. jedi_m

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    BTW, I had a "Spy Sweeper ending program" splash screen problem with Spy Sweeper when I shot down my computer and after couple of emails back and forth with Webroot, they told me that on March 09, they will have a brand new version, that will fix many issues and the END PROGRAM splash screen is one of them.
    To me even if SS it's a little heavy on the system, I still feel it's a good security protection together with NOD32 v3. (v4 is comming soon).

    Have a nice day.
     
  12. Fly

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    It's your decision, but I consider the Spy Sweeper a 'has been'. There are many better alternatives.
     
  13. jedi_m

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    Hello Fly,

    What would you recommend as a good Antispyware, low on resources?
     
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    lightest Antispyware i have ever seen is 100% gotta be SuperAntispyware, no doubt IMO.
     
  15. Triple Helix

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    True!

    TH
     
  16. Fly

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    I wouldn't want to recommend anything in particular, since antispyware and antivirus software has changed much over the past few years.

    But maybe some kind of virtualization/rollback software ?

    I currently use an AV and AS that I don't plan to renew.
     
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  18. TrojanHunter

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    It's slow to start, but it doesn't slow my system down once start-up has completed.
     
  19. ratchet

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    1GB is kind of amusing since SkyDrive gives you 25!
     
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