SpySweeper Beta 5

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  1. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    I just read somewhere that SpySweeper released a beta for round 5 but I cannot find it anywhere .. so I was wondering if anyone could post a link to a download site.

    appreciated,

    Infinity
     
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  3. Mucker

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    If you go to the options page in spysweeper and then click on upgrade program it will take you to webroot and you can download Beta 5 there. Only place I know.

    Mucker
     
  4. tazdevl

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    Beta 3 is out. I'd recommend waiting for the next rev.
     
  5. Infinity

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    thanx guys, seems buggy after trying it.
     
  6. Chubb

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    Yes, beta 2 has some CPU issues. Will try beta 3 tonight.
     
  7. Chubb

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    According to the beta 2 release notes, Webroot has invited existing SpySweeper users and some other users to test version 5. And also according to the technical support ticket that I have received, version 5 beta will not be released for public testing for the time being.
     
  8. beetlejuice69

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    I installed beta 3 last night and it stoped 2 of my recording software from working. I sent the bug report in and I hope it`ll get fixed soon. Meanwhile back to beta 2.
     
  9. Chubb

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    Oh really? NERO and Roxio? Or other types of recording software?
     
  10. beetlejuice69

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    Hi Chubb. No it was Asampoo`s Burning Studio 6 and Movie Shrink and Burn. Neither would start or if it started it would shut down. Removed SpySweeper and all was well again.
     
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    Doesn't seem to get along with ZA Pro 6.5... latest version. Once installed a lot of webpages just loaded headers and that was it.
     
  12. lodore

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    dude dont use it. i installed spysweeper version 5 beta 3 the other day lastest beta now i have a runn dll as an app errror report on ever startup dam webroot.

    any ideas how to fix the run dll as an app error?
     
  13. Chubb

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    Hi lodore,

    It seems to be a bug of beta 3. You can use the "Beta Feedback" form on the SpySweeper Beta 3 main screen to submit your findings, or you can submit a ticket for the beta. Response from the technical staff is quite fast.
     
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    i did uninstall spysweper beta 3 and the windows error message "run dll as an app which i am annoyed about this and i dont really trust webroot anymore.

    i am currently using version 4.5 again
     
  15. Chubb

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    Since 5.0 is still in beta and is not a released version, it is not surprising to have bugs like your run dll error.
     
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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    I haven't read too much re: how everyone is doing with version 5 beta. I noticed longer load times and web pages taking longer to load than the current 4.5. Tried to maintain same settings as 4.5 while allowing new features.

    Seemed to really bog down firefox. I could not tell if it was possibly zonealarm free I have on one machine. I removed zonealarm and still had the slow load problem. Updated zonealarm to latest version, went back to spysweeper 4.5 and my browsing is back to normal speeds.

    Would be curious to know other's experiences. Thanks.
     
  18. Chubb

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    I am also using ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722.000 with SpySweeper 5.0 Beta 3, but I didn't notice any slowdown in loading web pages in IE, Firefox or Opera. ;)
     
  19. pykko

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    which are the improvements and the new features from ver. 4 to ver. 5 ? Thx
     
  20. Chubb

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    Hm...There are some new and improved features and known problems stated in the 5.0 Beta release notes, but quoting the information here may violate the beta NDA, since it is not a public beta. And there may be changes in the feature list when the final is out. Since 5.0 will be out some time in July, it is better to wait for the final offical word from Webroot. ;)
     
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  21. Infinity

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    yeah .. spysweeper beta V5 .. lol I had to FORMAT MY partition believe it or not after installing spysweeper .. now .. I feel a lot better with the final version lol ;)
     
  22. Chubb

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    Oh!! :eek: What has the beta done to your partition?
     
  23. Get Your geek On!

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    Have you tried ewido? Much better than Webroot, IMO.
     
  24. Chubb

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    Yes, I have ewido and a-squared. Ewido is stronger in trojan detection and SpySweeper is stronger in spyware detection, at the moment.
     
  25. Get Your geek On!

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    Re: SpySweeper Beta 5 - Feedback?

    Ewido just released v4.0. It has some very cool new tools. In fact, I used Webroot before Ewido, but dumped it because it missed some serious stuff that Ewido detected. Also, it integrates better w/ my other apps.

    Personally, I avoid beta versions of security apps. Not worth the risk, IMO. I let them work out the bugs first.

    Are you running both apps simultaneously?
     
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