Most computer users are aware that spyware is a serious threat to privacy, but detection, removal and prevention is often not easy. Webroot Spy Sweeper helps to protect your computer in three ways. By constantly monitoring your system, the program can prevent spyware and Trojans from infiltrating your system and automatic updates ensure protection against all of the latest threats. Any spyware which has infected your computer before Spy Sweeper was installed can be detected by performing a single sweep of your hard drive, and any malicious software that is found can be removed without the need for multiple restarts.

Unlike other many other spyware tools, Spy Sweeper also offers protection against rootkits - specialised malware which has been designed to disguise the fact that an infection is present. The scanning and removal process is made as simple as possible and the program keeps its impact on system performance to a minimum so you can enjoy complete protection without slowing your computer to a crawl - there is even a special Gamer Mode that ensures that you are not interrupted when watching movies or playing games.

One issue that arises when using spyware detection tools is that perfectly innocent programs may be highlighted as being suspicious. Programs that are used to take remote control of another machine could be used for malicious purposes, but it is equally possible that you have chosen to install such as program for remote access. Spy Sweeper provides you with information about all of the potential threats it detects to enable you to make an informed decision about whether to remove a program or not.

Verdict

Complete spyware protection in an easy to use package - Spy Sweeper goes further than other security tools in keeping your computer safe.