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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware

What is Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware?  (from Webroot)

Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus offers award-winning antispyware software combined with powerful antivirus protection detects 40% mores spies than any other antispyware. When you install Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus on your PC, you can use the Internet without fear of infection. Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus gives you 360 degree...  Read more


Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware is a software program developed by Webroot. The most common release is 6.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named spysweeperui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 68.12 MB (71,432,243 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 95% of users of Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.webroot.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\unins001.exe" /Log="C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\Uninstall.txt"
Estimated size: 68.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware

Program executable:spysweeperui.exe
Name:Spy Sweeper
Spy Sweeper Client Executable
Path:C:\Program Files\webroot\webrootsecurity\spysweeperui.exe
Additional files:
  • Language.dll - Spy Sweeper (Spy Sweeper Client Executable)
  • SSCtxMnu.dll
  • VersionInfo.dll
  • WRConsumerService.exe - WRConsumerService
  • WRFirewallInstall.dll
  • Lockbox.dll - Spy Sweeper SDK (Webroot SpySweeper Component)
  • SpySweeper.exe - Spy Sweeper Engine
  • SSU.exe - Spy Sweeper SSU
  • WrID.dll - Webroot SpySweeper component
  • WRUtil.exe
  • ZipTV06.dll
  • ztvunrar3.dll
  • pcre3.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - Pcre (Pcre: a grep with Perl-compatible regular expressions)
  • ClientHelper.dll
  • WRConsumerServicePS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SpySweeperUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'wrSpySweeper_LF3F06098558D495DBAF023BDD28C90B1' (runs weekly on Fridays at 1:00 AM).
2 Services
  • WRConsumerService.exe runs as a service named 'Webroot Client Service' (WRConsumerService) "This service provides system level operations for the Webroot Client.".
  • SpySweeper.exe runs as a service named 'Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine' (WebrootSpySweeperService) "Provides core functionality to Webroot Spy Sweeper. This service must be enabled and started for Spy Sweeper to function.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SpySweeperUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpySweeper' which loads as C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeperUI.exe /startintray.

How do I remove Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware?

You can uninstall Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware.

Win Vista (SP2) 42%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 58.33%
Windows 7 29.17%
Windows 10 8.33%
Windows XP 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 54.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%
Windows 8.1 4.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.24%
  Iran 2.38%
  United Kingdom 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Acer 12.50%
Gateway 12.50%
Dell 8.33%
Sony 4.17%
Alienware 4.17%
American Megatrends 4.17%
ASUS 4.17%
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