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I'm Very Pleased!

  • Sep 11, 2006
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After 6 years of faithful service, my hard drive died a few weeks ago. I bought another Gateway and it was recommended to me that I get Spy Sweeper.

I had never ran any Spy tool up until now, choosing just to use Anti-Virus Software. I had wondered if Spy Sweeper would be redundant.

Well, I have Spy Sweeper 5.0.7.1608 and within the first few days of having my new computer, this software caught 3 incidents of spyware that my Anti-Virus never detected!

This tool sweeps files, registry, cookies...everything. It will quarantine first, and then you can choose to delete it.

My system is FAST, and I've not seen Spy Sweeper act unusually in any way, nor has it taken up too much memory. (I have AMD Athlon, 64 X2 dual core processor 3800+ with 1.87 GB of RAM--running on XP.) I have all 12 recommended shields running at all times.

Spy Sweeper will sweep every week, but you can choose to sweep anytime. Sweeps, for me, have only taken 5-6 minutes.

My experience has been very positive with Spy Sweeper, especially when I saw it catch several spyware that my Anti-Virus *didn't* pick up. Very affordable software for the kind of protection it provides, in my opinion.

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This new version of Spy Sweeper features a brand-new user interface, the result of extensive usability design and testing conducted by our in-house expert user experience team. Spy Sweeper meets the needs of new and novice users who want protection without extensive interaction. Alternatively, Spy Sweeper advanced users continue to have the power to configure the program to suit their unique needs. Spy Sweeper still focuses on what’s most important – offering users the most effective protection against spyware. Designed specifically to protect users from the most malicious forms of spyware, Spy Sweeper combines the use of Comprehensive Removal Technology (CRT), the most advanced spyware removal technology in the industry, with the superior blocking power of behavior-based Smart Shields. CRT uses adaptive recognition processes and proactive spyware research to completely eradicate the most debilitating types of spyware from a PC in a single sweep and restore the machine to a stable, pre-infection state. CRT effectively removes some of the most persistent and powerful spyware programs today, including Commonname, LOP, SurfSidekick, VX2/Abetterinternet/Aurora, Elite Keylogger and other sophisticated forms of spyware which use rootkit technology to bury themselves deeply within users’ PCs. Using CRT, Spy Sweeper 4.5 is able to detect and remove these devious types of spyware during regular system sweeps. Additionally, Spy Sweeper maintains an extremely low false...
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