Webroot Spy Sweeper Wins Smart Choice Distinction from Smart Computing Magazine

"...Spy Sweeper is the best option on the market today" - Smart Computing, October 2005

Boulder, CO – September 7, 2005

Webroot Spy Sweeper, the industry's leading anti-spyware protection software created and distributed by Webroot Software Inc., has been awarded the Smart Choice distinction by Smart Computing Magazine. The award was revealed in the October 2005 issue of Smart Computing, where Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0 beat out eTrust PestPatrol 2005, Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware, Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06, in a thorough anti-spyware roundup.

"From its effortless installation and intuitive interface to around-the-clock monitoring and thorough scanning capabilities, this program [Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.0] stands apart as the most well-rounded antispyware utility currently on the market," said reviewer Jeff Dodd in the October 2005 issue of Smart Computing.

Like its award winning predecessors, Spy Sweeper 4.0 is designed specifically to proactively protect users from the most malicious types of spyware. Powered by Smart Shields, the industry's most advanced real-time blocking technology, and Phileas - Webroot's automated spyware research system designed specifically to root out and identify spyware anywhere on the web - Spy Sweeper 4.0 is the only anti-spyware solution with the capabilities to detect and remove the most insidious spyware threats, including CoolWebSearch (CWS), Look2Me, Elitebar and Istbar. Webroot Spy Sweeper is also backed by free premier support service that includes a 24/7/365 trouble ticket system, and toll-free telephone access to a knowledgeable staff.

"We are extremely pleased that Smart Computing shares the same appreciation for the robust protection offered by Spy Sweeper as do our millions of customers," said David Moll, CEO of Webroot. "As the spyware threat continues to expand into new channels with new distribution methods, Webroot is committed to staying a step ahead of the criminals and proactively protecting customers against the most malicious types of spyware with the most advanced research and technologies."

Webroot has also received great acclaim for its corporate anti-spyware counterpart: Webroot Spy Sweeper Enterprise, which enables administrators to centrally manage security threats across enterprises of any size and has sold more than two million licenses of its solution since its launch in June 2004.

Smart Computing is a monthly magazine devoted to helping users improve their productivity with personal computers. The magazine, founded in 1990 as PC Novice, emphasizes tutorial articles and plain-English writing that defines technical terminology. A full review of Spy Sweeper v4.0 can be found on www.smartcomputing.com or in the October, 2005 issue of Smart Computing, on newsstands now.


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