Webroot Spysweeper With Antivirus

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  1. hogndog

    hogndog Registered Member

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    I know i know this is going to sound off the wall but after seeing that name again it got me to thinking. Does anyone know if there is a free copy of that running around? Years ago i used it and liked it a lot, now for old times sake and just to give it another ride around the block I'd be truly grateful.. :D

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    Thank you, I'll have to check it out, I'd kind of like to get it with the antivirus as well... :)

    edit* after reading it says that you can add antivirus to the trial.. ;)
     
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    O.k. i checked it out then after seeing a subscription notice i uninstalled it and phoned Webroot. This just to see if they had automatically resigned me up, the subscription read "expires 10/15/2013" The guy i talked to said there had been nothing added to my account, but why did that give a date in October 2013?? If anyone else tries this download check it out and see if you get the same result.. o_O

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    Thanks for that but i was after the old version Spysweeper/Antivirus build just to give it another go around. Funny thing happened while it was doing a scan it caught 6 cookies and a piece of Malware named "sgrunt dialer" which according to various comments sounds like something you wouldn't want running on your machine.. :argh:

    I'd like to try the new combined build it sounds like an up and comer.. ;)
     
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    All of the SpySweeper detection is already in WSA, except for the cookie detection which we intentionally removed as they actually aren't malicious.
     
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    Besides being feather light of WSA in comparison to the WSS.I remember trying one version of Spysweeper and was like a having a 300 lb boat anchor on a small aluminum boat.
     
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    hey dave how is DeepFreeze?
     
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    This version of Spysweeper was very fast and seemed light as a feather.. no matter its been uninstalled for now.. :)

    What's Deep Freeze.. o_O
     
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    deepfreeze is a cooler where you get ice cream lol;)
     
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    Excellent.
     
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    Virtualiztion can be found here www.faronics.com
     
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