Free 180 Days webroot Spy Sweeper 6.1 protection

March 31, 2010 Off By Ramakanth

Another  promo for Facebook users,this time it is from Webroot security solutions, for a limited period webroot is providing 6 months Webroot Spy Sweeper 2010 (v6.1.0.145) subscription for free to  everyone, Thanks to sujay.

Webroot Spy Sweeper is an anti-spyware utility that scans, detects and removes spyware adware and malicious programs to ensure your computer is safe against the latest online threats.

It claims to protect your PC against all types of spyware, including system monitors, Trojan horses, and other threats like CoolWebSearch and Look2Me.

My view:

    Two things to be considered before you install the spy sweeper:

  • Do your PC need a separate Anti-spyware software, becoz this one Conflicts with other (some) security applications.
  • While installing  it will install Ask toolbar (many people consider this as an adware), but you can exclude it by unchecking the Ask toolbar option during installation.
  • 3 Features I like:

  • It’s has simple user interface and installation is quick and easy.
  • Gamer mode prevents interruption of games, movies.
  • It’s  ability to combat most major threats
  • 3 Things I hate:

  • System performance: Slow scan rate and high memory usage.
  • No Antivirus, you need another  security (webroot) product.
  • Conflicts with other or Third party security products.
  • My verdict:

    It is good and most-respected anti-spyware software, but it is bad without an antivirus. So why do you need this? you can move on to a full security suite like KIS.

For system requirements and other info visit www.webroot.com

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How to get Webroot Spy Sweeper v6.1 for Free?

  1. First visit this facebook page http://zi.ma/bbb3a2, become a fan and click on “get my 6 month….” image and download the software
  2. or

  3. Directly download the software from this link
    http://sales.webroot.com/downloads/r…Setup_2610.exe