I use the latest version of the Spy Sweeper (Webroot), the version without antivirus. It has an 'internet communications shield' which is supposed to protect you from dangerous websites/things, such as drive-by downloads. (In the past, it has more than once protected me against 'drivecleaner'). However, today I was blocked when I typed www.xe.com, a very mainstream website. I don't recall the exact message. I did NOT shut down the internet communications shield, but it seemed like I could see the exchange rates, I don't know if they were current or correct. Later, when I tried to access Yahoo, the internet communications shield protected me against ad.yieldmanager or ad.yieldmanager.com. At first glance, it looks like an ad related issue, but I was not blocked by the advertisement shield (which I also use), but by their internet communications shield. Other than that, I could access Yahoo. Something similar happened to me when I tried to access another mainstream website. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. So, what's going on ? Is this dysfunctionality of the Spy Sweeper, or was I protected against real (not just ad displays) threats ? If the latter was the case, people need to be very aware of the situation. Not just people who use the Spy Sweeper. I submitted a ticket to Webroot, but they have a habit of being slow, and sometimes they don't respond at all, or give a completely irrelevant 'answer'. Therefore I'm just posting this here. If it's not Webroot dysfunctionality, people have a very real reason to be concerned. Btw, McAfee's SiteAdvisor rated all those websites GREEN, but that doesn't mean much. It's more like: if it lights up as RED, stay away from it.