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I'm About To Dump Webroot Spy Sweeper...


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:38 AM

What a shame. After reading through all their literature on how to configure the Firewall to allow Webroot Spy Sweeper to work - I'm dumping this crap into the trash bin.

It really annoys me when these turkeys come out with products that require the user to have a PhD in computer science in order to make these damn things work.

I had no problem with configuring Azureus to work through my ZoneAlarm Firewall, because they gave me the port numbers - but this Spy Sweeper configuration has completely defeated me.

The first thing Spy Sweeper did was to shutdown my email. Now I can't receive emails.

I read that as an anti-spyware program this one is right up there with the best. How many others like me are forced to dump this software because problems to do with firewalls and email attachment shields are just too bloody complicated?

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#2 Teenage.Zombiee

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:50 AM

Umm.. You don't have to be that smart to learn how to configure internet acces for apps with ZoneAlarm.
Because it usually just asks you...

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#3 Bone Idol

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:19 AM

Thanks teenage zombiee - but ZA has asked me nothing. It should pop up a dialog asking if I want to allow Spy Sweeper access to the internet through a Firewall port.

I would then tick the option box 'YES'. Zone Alarm does have Spy Sweeper listed in its Trusted Zone - and I've ticked all the boxes green... but this made no difference.

Anyway - problem solved. I'm dumping this garbage. I'll just stick with Spybot.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:49 AM

Fair enough :thumbsup:

I use Spyot too :flowers:

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:22 AM

All RIGHT!! :thumbsup:


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:37 PM

I moved this topic to a more appropriate forum




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