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Webroot Spy Sweeper Wins a 2006 PC World World-Class Award

Editors Rank Proven Anti-Spyware Software as One of Top 100 Products of 2006

Boulder, CO – May 26, 2006

Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.5, the industry's leading anti-spyware protection software created by Webroot Software, Inc., has been honored by PC World with a 2006 World Class Award – one of The 100 Best Products of the Year. The award will be revealed in the July 2006 issue of PC World.

"Products that win PC World’s World Class Awards set the standard for excellence in the IT and consumer electronics industries," stated Harry McCracken, editor in chief of PC World. "From notebook computers and security software to music players and Web sites, the editors reward the most outstanding performers in this annual awards program. Congratulations to Spy Sweeper."

Spy Sweeper 4.5 combines Comprehensive Removal Technology (CRT) 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, and Elite Keylogger.

Celebrating its 24th year, the respected World Class Awards honor products that meld practical features with innovation and reflect the rapidly changing technology marketplace. To select the winners, PC World’s editors examined hundreds of products, including those that have appeared in the magazine over the past 12 months. The 100 winning products and services were selected for their exemplary design and usability, features, performance, innovation, and price.

"At Webroot, we are focused on offering our customers the best online protection that they can find within the security market. We are pleased that PC World has recognized this commitment to quality once again," said David Moll, CEO of Webroot Software." As spyware continues to evolve in severity and pervasiveness, Webroot will continue to stay abreast of threats plaguing Internet users by using the industry's most advanced technologies to provide best of breed anti–spyware protection."

PC World’s World Class Awards are chosen annually by the editors of PC World. A full a review of Spy Sweeper 4.5 can currently be found at or in the July 2006 issue of PC World, available on newsstands June 13.

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Webroot® is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways users connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of cloud-based security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Over 7 million consumers, 1.5 million business users and 1.3 million mobile users are protected by Webroot. Market-leading security companies, including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose Webroot to provide advanced Internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot operates globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit