Thank you for your response. Based on your experiences with the slowness of both
Webroot Spysweeper and also Spyware Doctor, I have decided to avoid both of them.
I used your recomendation to check the AV-comparitives Potentially Unwanted Programs.
Unfortunately the results are not detailed enough. Kaspersky, Norton, McAfee, and most
other major brands scored the highest ranking of "HIGH", possible because they lumped together
all scores from 64% to 100% as high. Do you know of any more detailed tests, which would show
with more detail the how the various Anti-virus' with spyware protection did against hundreds of
Also, I used the following 4 online scanners (as per the recommendations of one of your previous posts):
Panda Active Scan
Ewido Online Scan
Kaspersky Online Scan
Norton Online Scan
Did you say that one of these Online web based scans leaves behind a running process which permanently
runs on your system using resources even though the online scan is finished?