Spy Sweeper Anti-spyware Wins Sixth Editors Choice Award | Awards

Editors Praise Spy Sweeper 5.0 for Significant Enhancements in Proactive Protection and Redesigned User Interface

BOULDER, CO - July 24, 2006

Webroot Spy Sweeper, the industry’s leading anti–spyware protection software created and distributed by Webroot Software Inc., has been awarded its sixth PC Magazine's Editors' Choice Award for its version 5.0. The esteemed award was announced after the magazine performed a first look review on the recently launched product.

PC Magazine paid tribute to Spy Sweeper 5.0 for its superior ability to detect and remove spyware, in addition to praising the product for its easy-to-use interface. Spy Sweeper 5.0 combines significantly advanced proactive protection against the most damaging types of spyware – including system monitors, keyloggers and rootkits – with a redesigned user interface that allows consumers to easily install Spy Sweeper and then quickly "set it and forget it."

"The new face of Spy Sweeper is definitely attractive, and it remains a powerful tool for removing entrenched spyware and keeping new spyware off your system. This, combined with its updated, improved interface, makes Spy Sweeper 5 an antispyware Editors' Choice," said Neil Rubenking, lead analyst of PC Magazine.

Led by a greatly enhanced version of Spy Sweeper’s Spy Installation Shield, Webroot’s Smart Shields lineup also includes a new behavior-based Keylogger Shield, the most advanced shield ever included in an anti-spyware program. Webroot’s Keylogger Shield uses patent-pending technology to accurately identify and block all types of keyloggers with an extremely low degree of false positives. Spy Sweeper 5.0 rounds out its offering with improved behavioral-based identification and removal technologies to even more effectively detect and remove spyware that attempts to hide using randomization techniques or rootkit technology.

"With the release of Spy Sweeper 5.0, Webroot reset the standard for anti-spyware protection by incorporating proactive protection technology into a clear, easy-to-use software program. We are extremely pleased and honored that this type of dedication to innovation and excellence is continually recognized by top technology influencers like PC Magazine," said David Moll, CEO of Webroot. "We applaud PC Magazine for its own dedication to consumer spyware education and for naming Spy Sweeper one of the top anti–spyware programs available to consumers."

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. In the last month, Webroot announced the company's next major enterprise anti-spyware product release with the introduction of Spy Sweeper Enterprise 3.0.

The PC Magazine's Editors' Choice Award is given to the product(s) and/or service(s) that stand out from others in their category.


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