Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Chubb, Aug 7, 2006.
Spy Sweeper new build 126.96.36.1998 now available
But changelog is not yet available.
thx for info Chubb! Do they give free-licenses?
They won't give free licenses, I think but you can get USD10 off by using the discount code ISCSPY for new purchases :
The discount code is still valid as of today. But people maybe afraid of using SS even if it is free now, after experiencing the freezes and lockups in the initial 5.0 release. So far, I don't have freezes and lockups in using 5.0.
thx for the tip Chubb! I'll try the trial first.
Webroot always ignore these magic words "What's new" !!
Did they change their happit this time? I couldn't find any magic words in their website.
I submitted a ticket last week suggesting that they create a changelog for the coming new build, similar to the release notes for the beta. They thank me for the input and told me that they will inform me when the new build is available. However, I didn't receive any further reply as of today. I think it is their general practice not to disclose changes between new builds.
What a lucky man ,WOW you got a reply and thank you from Webroot customer support, I guess you got a reply because you didn't ask any technical question.
Others have asked technical questions since spysweeper 2 and still waiting for a solution or even a reply
I usually get quick replies, even for technical questions, for the 4.X series and for the 5.0 beta, but I think the the volume of tickets they receive have increased tremendously following the release of 5.0 final and I started to get slower reply now.
a) RE new build: lest I do this wrong, can one just install new build on old one or, worse yet, do you have to uninstall current ver? I really like the apps that just let you slap new over old, and get on with it.
b) And maybe I did something wrong here, but with current ver of SS isn't it supposed to start, minimized to Tray, I think? SS alone pops up big/ugly, full open each time. (The GUI's ugly, with lots of wasted white space etc., IMO).
Thanks, SG1 (Pat)
I have a license for Spy Sweeper 5 and I just tried to download it using the built in function. All that happened was that my computer froze, CPU usage 100 per cent and nothing happened. And that infuriating browser window did not show the new version. All i did was blocking the view.
This is the final straw. I am removing version 5 going back to 4.5 while I look for a replacement. My licens does not lapse until March 2007, but I have had enough now.
A- If you have any version before 5 you should uninstall it first then reboot then install the latest version, otherwise you'll face a lot of problems.
If you have ver 5 you can go to install on the old build, the new build will close the old one for you and install it self over it.
B- If you meant the first version of 5 when said "current version" you can expect all kinds of errors, hangups, BSD's, minimized starting, maximized starting and every kind of errors you may imagine. no one know how to resolve or even why those wired things happen. It is the secret formula of webroot.
Just a question.
In this new build, is there a shield which has been ommited? The reason I say is 'cause in the 5.0.5 it showed "13 of 13 recommended shields are on", and after I installed this new build it says "12 of 12 recommended shields are on".
I may be wrong so please forgive my ignorance.
I got tired of these buggy and resource heavy spyware programs and went to Online Armor. I have never looked back. Never had a bit of spyware/malware install since. I am trialing there version with built in antivirus using the KAV engine right now. Online Armor basic will secure your computer very-very well. Give them a look & see, their support is second to none...www.tallemu.com
yes there was 13 of 13 shields...one is gone
I'm afraid to say this is a buggy app.
The V5 series are screwing users left right and centre:
Multiple conflicts with multiple AV and Firewalls
System slow downs
There arethousands of posts all over theplace about V5
Many of these bugs were reported in the beta test phase and just not corrected.
Webroot has caused a lot of ill will for itself.
You know how hard it is to go back to any software which has burned you>
Be careful, dont delete your V4.5exe yet.
And speaking of stupid app tricks... seems the new ver of SS will not start and min. to SysTray as the parameter for it states; the app opens, big and ugly as usual. Stays there, 'til I have to hit upper left X on the app.
And how many of us will be renewing SS?
Along with Longboard, and others, I'm thinking it may be time to look for a replacement app for this one. Doh.
My new version does not do this, it behaves like the old version did: minimizes to the tray.
To be fair to webroot I never really had a problem with version 5, even the old 5.0.5 build. The only issue I had with the previous 5 build was the deletion of Azureus.exe. For some reason Spysweeper did not want that on the machine. Even when I restored it from quarantine, on the next reboot, spysweeper was deleting it before even windows was loaded (early sweep function). Nothing else was a problem.
This is fixed in the latest build and I can now keep azureus on my machine.
Also I worked out what the missing shield was. There isnt a missing shield. The keylogger shield is now not a "recomended" shield and so if it is causing problems, u can disable it. By it being not recomended, users will not feel they are missing something, whereas previousley the user might feel a bit disgruntled that a recommended shield does not work or has to be disabled.
Anyone noticed any scanning SLOWDOWN with this latest version?
Previously it took about 25 minutes to scan my processes, registry + files/folders. The SAME EXACT scan now takes well over an hour with this last build.
Just updated Spysweeper 5.05 to 5.07, or should I say TRIED. Froze in the middle. Had to reboot. Now, can't launch 5.05, popup says, reinstall, but can't because I can't uninstall due to the uninstall file corrupted. Emailed webroot support. We'll see.
Yes. It took me over 3 hours to do my last scan. The same scan in 4.5 took about 1 1/2 hours.
For me it's the opposite, a scan with 4.5 used to take a longtime, even longer than any AV, with 5.0 it only takes a few minutes with all scan options on.
Scanning time also shorter for me. I only do the Smart Scan, and it went from 8 minutes down to 2.
Spy Sweeper helped resolve my 5.05 to 5.07 freezing issue.
1. Gave me a SS cleanup utility
2. Then I had to reinstall 5.07. Worked fine.
3. I'm noticing it is making my system nearly as sluggish. My first sweep scan with all options on took:
Desktop: 33 minutes (using 40GB of my 80GB drive)
Laptop: 26 minutes
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