Anyone familiar with spysweeper???

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My next door neighbor is a software guy and we were talking about internet security along with microsoft, XP, non microsoft options etc. He bleeds microsoft ink. Well, first of all he tells me about the XP fix for the Explorer browser where you can delete session cookies - which is good. He tells me about the Firewall - and I point out to him that it is a one way firewall and it just duplicates his router. I ask him what he uses for spyware and he tells me he is using spysweeper (webroot). He swears by it - says he has had no problems with spyware since he installed. He says it gets spyware and trojans. So of course, I am curious since trojans are really bad out there. I visit the website and it says nothing about protection and trojans. I notice they have a free download - so I figure why not give it a shot. I download, install, update and run. Of course, I have just run adaware SE and spybot 1.4 without any problems - spybot found one item and i deleted it (search4it I think). Adaware found nothing. Spysweeper found multiple entries in the registry for Alexa, a toolbar that I don't have and a sidebar that I don't have. I have felt very confident with the two programs that we all like, but I am concerned that spysweeper found these things that spybot and aaw missed. Any comments and thoughts are appreciated...doc
 
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Doc, webroot comes with EarthLink and I am not impressed vs. the others we all know.
 
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