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Independent Comparative Tests by Virus Bulletin Confirm Solution’s Superior Protection Against Dangerous Internet Threats

CRAWLEY, UK, 20 June, 2007 — Webroot Software, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced that the Webroot® Spy Sweeper® with AntiVirus 5.5 solution was awarded the VB100 certification for the Windows XP platform. The solution incorporates antivirus technology from Sophos, which has been awarded the VB100 a total of 38 times.
In the comparative review, John Hawes reported that, “(the Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5 solution)…on-access scanning speeds were considerably faster, and among the most impressive in this month’s set of products. With an impressive performance overall, congratulations go to Webroot for claiming a VB100 award on its first attempt.”
“This award exemplifies Webroot’s tradition of providing high-quality products that are both powerful and easy to use. Our customers, and the privacy of their valuable personal data, depend on it,” said Peter Watkins, CEO of Webroot Software. “By utilising best-of-breed antivirus technology from Sophos, we once again demonstrate our commitment to uncompromised protection against viruses. We are pleased that Virus Bulletin has recognised the Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5 solution with this designation.”
Easy-to-use, automatically updated daily and Windows VistaTM-compatible, the Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.5 solution utilises the Webroot PhileasTM V automated spyware research system, and the latest antivirus technology from Sophos to protect users against the Internet’s most malicious types of spyware and viruses.

The VB100 award was first introduced in 1998. Virus Bulletin's independent, comparative tests focus on virus detection rates and scanning speed, as well as looking at how each product fares when scanning a set files that are known to be clean. VB100-certified solutions must detect all In the Wild viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning and generate no false positives when scanning a set of clean files. The product must fulfill these criteria in its default state.


The VB100 awards recognise those products best able to detect viruses known to be 'in the wild'. Unlike some other similar-sounding schemes, Virus Bulletin uses the most up-to-date WildList in its tests. This means that products that are 'up with the game' are the ones most likely to be granted VB100 awards. More information about Virus Bulletin can be found on its website:

About Webroot:

Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry leading security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. Globally recognized for its award-winning Spy Sweeper® line of anti-Spyware products, Webroot recently incorporated anti-virus protection into two new products for consumers and SMEs, respectively: Spy Sweeper® with AntiVirus and Webroot® SME Security. The Boulder, Colorado based company is privately held and backed by some of the industry's leading venture capital firms. With offices in Crawley, UK, Webroot's software consistently receives top review ratings by respected third-party media and has been adopted by millions globally. Available as either branded solutions or on an OEM basis, Webroot products can be found at and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more about Webroot, visit the website or call 0870 3516 788.

©2003-2007, Webroot Software. All rights reserved. Webroot and Spy Sweeper are registered trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Software, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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