Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus Review
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2, SP3), Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2017
Developer: Webroot Inc.
Price: $39.99 per year.
Trial: 14 days.
Rating: 9/10 I would put 10 but I’m not working for them J
Webroot SecureAnywhere is security and protection software developed to defend home devices from any threat. Unlike the robust high-ranking software, Webroot’s Antivirus is extremely lightweight and consumes only a few megabytes of disk space. The small but furiously fast Antivirus is exclusively oriented to protection and security, although it does employ certain beneficial features.
- Light on computer resources
- Short scanning time
- Web traffic monitoring
- Email monitoring
- Anti-Phishing feature
- Anti-Ransomware feature
- Identity Protection
- High malware protection score
- High virus protection score
- Accurate URL flagging
- Social Network protection
- User-friendly interface.
- Can’t exclude folders from scans
- Web extension supports only Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Webroot AV is especially oriented on security and protection. Thus, the lightweight antivirus employs powerful engines supported with very latest threats database. This gives a time range of 20 seconds for a quick scan, and 2 minutes for a full scan. Although Antivirus is its main functionality the software also protects from the vast amount of malware. The additional features only add to the high performing protection. One of the less employed features in today’s protection software is Identity Protection. Webroot seems to employ the feature in defending the user’s identity from keyloggers, screen grabber attacks, clipboard snooping, all in attempt to steal personal data.
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Webroot’s Antivirus not only scans for threats but response time and effectiveness is rather unique. During installation process software scans for potential threats in order to protect itself. Once the threat is detected it is removed for a fraction of a second, automatically a new system scan is initiated which is not seen often in security and protection software. The security measures are impressive although Webroot has much fewer fans than large AV software companies, it can undoubtedly keep the pace. Ransomware feature is highly reliable since Webroot immediately detects encryption behavior it blocks the malware and attempts the roll back the files. Another feature dedicated to safety is phishing protection. Webroot accurately flags the phishing websites, thus preventing the users to expose themselves to the threat. Small but competent Webroot SecureAnywhere is a high ranking protection software.