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Ratings
 
Price/Value
10/10
Protection
9.5/10
Repair
9.5/10
User Interface
8.5/10
Technical Support
9.5/10
Software Updates
9.5/10
Features
9.5/10
96%
Overall Score

Established in 1997, Webroot Antivirus has made it their goal to take the misery out of internet security for all users. Their aim is to provide top quality products that protect personal information and corporate assets from online and internal threats. Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus brings easy-to-use technology to the table, making it easy for not-so-tech-savvy people to install the software and stay protected. Providing a full range of protection, the software blocks, detects and removes viruses and other malware from users computers. Web root anti virus offers free support, via their online support center / knowledge base, virtual agent, online forum and telephone support.

Price/Value

At a price of $19.99 to protect 1 computer for 1 year, the cost is by far the best value we’ve seen so far. The product does exactly what it is designed to do - protect users - and it comes with added features like anti-phishing, website blocking, social media monitoring, and more. One of the best aspects of Webroot Antivirus is the scan time - Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus can complete a full system scan in minutes whereas other programs can take hours. Lastly, Webroot backs its product with an astounding 70-day money-back guarantee which blows away the standard 30-day guarantee most other companies offer.

Protection

Webroot AntiVirus gives users top-rated protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks, identity theft, and unsafe websites. The program provides full protection by blocking, detecting and removing malware from the computer. Users can browse comfortably knowing if they are about to go to an infected site, the program will warn them. And, for even more security, users can rest assured knowing their online identity is safe, as Web root real-time anti-phishing feature identifies and blocks fake websites looking to dupe them into providing personal information.

Social butterflies can browse their social networks like Facebook and Twitter safely, knowing Webroot AntiVirus will detect harmful links posted on news feeds and timelines.

Repair

Webroot antivirus is excellent at detecting and removing malware from a user’s computer. As with any antivirus software, zero-day threats are the toughest to block since they’re not known. The best part is if a user does get a virus and SecureAnywhere is unable to remove it, a Webroot technician will work with users to locate and remove potential infections free of charge. The software is so good at detecting and stopping threats, we imagine this won’t be the case very often though.

User Interface

The user interface for Webroot Antivirus is clean, simple and easy to navigate. The look is basic but gets the job done. An easy to navigate sidebar allows users to go through the settings and easily configure schedules, scan settings and much more. Looks aren’t an important factor if the program does a great job protecting the computer, so that’s no bother to us. The interface is designed to not use many system resources, so your computer continues to run fast.

Technical Support

Technical support comes primarily in the form of an online knowledge base / virtual agent, and their online support is impressively helpful for the majority of questions users could have. Friendly and knowledgeable staff is also available via email and phone support for more detailed questions. Lastly, users can submit a support ticket from the Webroot website.

Software Updates

Webroot antivirus is a bit different from other antivirus programs, as their software is primarily stored on the cloud. Users won’t need to download new software updates because it is done automatically by the program. Webroot is always up-to-date with what they call their Realtime Community Threat Database. This feature takes all the information from participating users and uses it to protect the rest of the community of Webroot users, ensuring that if there is a zero-day attack, their users are protected as quickly as possible

Features

Webroot anti virus is designed to be a powerful program without slowing down the computer. Features offered in SecureAnywhere AntiVirus like protection against identity theft, phishing attacks and cybercrime are typically found in more advanced applications like internet security suites. Game mode for staying uninterrupted while in full-screen, and setting the program to not run scheduled scans when on battery power are included - these may seem like basic functions, but many programs don’t offer these all together.

By far the best feature of the program is the incredibly fast scans. For many computers it can perform a full system scan in two minutes or less, compared to hours for other programs. By harnessing cloud technology, Webroot offers fast scans, real-time threat detection and continuous protection without interruptions or slowdowns.


Final Verdict

Overall, Webroot Antivirus is a great product for providing strong protection from and removal of online threats like viruses, Trojans, rootkits, phishing attacks and other types of malware. The software has an impressive set of features for leaving such a small footprint – users will be secure without the lag on their system. An incredibly fast full system scan is the main selling point for this software, it would be difficult to find another program that can complete the same scan with the same results in two minutes.