4.0 star rating

Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 Review

The Verdict: Spy Sweeper 5.5 is one of our favorite shields to detect and remove spyware from your system.



Even some all-in-one solutions don’t include spyware protection, but Webroot’s Spy Sweeper remains our favorite shield against everything from drive-by site downloads to keyloggers.
Backed by one of the most advanced spyware research systems, the Sweeper now explores not only your cookies, files, and Registry but your inbound and outbound e-mail as well. It detects spyware from your music, video, and picture downloads in real time, as well as spyware from anywhere else on the Web. It then fully removes it from your system, without making you scan and reboot.
On our tests, Spy Sweeper was quite fast, and we like that it lets you choose between thorough and quick sweeps. Best of all, you can customize the sweeps. You can designate directories and folders, the kinds of spies to detect (cookies, registries, etc.), and even how much CPU usage to devote to background operations. This program lets you make spy hunting a fully personalized process that best fits your needs.

More security tools for every threat:


Tags: Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5, Software, business, reviews

Technical Specifications
Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5

Software TypeSecurity
All Product Types Accessories eReaders Laptops Networking Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS AVADirect Averatec BeagleBone BenQ CTL Corp. CyberPowerPC Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Eurocom Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Google Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo Maingear MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Razer Sager Samsung Sony Sony PlayStation Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv Vizio VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating Editor's Choice 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1136 x 768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1792 x 768 1900x1080 1920x1080 1920x1200 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1700 2880 x 1620 2880 x 1880 3200 x 1800 3840 x 2160 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options