Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 126 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015
  • Total Downloads:
    678,047
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; 1-user, one-year subscription (14-day trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    710.91KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    121
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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Webroot's SecureAnywhere AntiVirus protects your system against all types of malware threats. This version offers you a 15-day free trial to evaluate the software and determine how well it suits your needs.

Pros

Quick detection and removal: The scan only took a few minutes and found two threats. The threats were deleted, and then a second scan was conducted to ensure the system was secure. This all took less than five minutes.

Advanced interface: The interface looks great, flows well, and is intuitive. The right-hand side of the screen allows you to access the various portions of the program, such as PC Security or Identity Protection, while all the relevant data is displayed clearly in the middle.

Identity protection: In addition to removing malicious software from your system, the program provides you with the means to protect your identity. The identity and phishing shields help ensure that your information is never leaked while you are browsing online.

Cons

Cumbersome installation: The trial installation is very cumbersome. You have to enter an email address to access the trial, but then instead of being emailed your activation code, it shows up on the website, and you have to copy and paste it into the installer.

Bottom Line

Once you get past Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus's installer, the software itself is very good. Combined with the great added features, it becomes a nice, all-in-one protection suite.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2015.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Very slow, and blocks Java... updates (lock appears)!"

August 11, 2014  |  By scottls59901

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2014

Pros

Low price, but you get what you pay for....

Cons

I have fast cable internet (30down/3.76up mbps), but Big Lags waiting for the cloud to catch up!
It won't allow Java/Flash updates from GUI/net, and WR support says you must uninstall/reinstall every time (HASSLE!).
Firewall is out, and uses Win7 firewall for in.

Summary

I'm Much happier with ESET Smart Security7 (cheaper at other websites...)!

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4 stars

"Maybe not the best, but good enough"

March 09, 2014  |  By weirdwallee

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

Seems to work well. No problems - yet. Less of a resource hog than Norton Antivirus.

Cons

Can't think of any - but if it lets a virus thru, I'll then definitely have one.

Summary

A lot of people I talk to don't like this antivirus - however none of them can tell me exactly why. I realize it is not the best antivirus on the market, and reviewers like PC World and Cnet do not include it on their lists when reviewing antiviruses, but that doesn't mean it doesn't work. It's definitely less of a resource hog than Norton!

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1 stars

"Do people still pay money for anti-virus programs?"

January 02, 2014  |  By Joe_Schmoe

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

It does do a quick scan, I'll give it that.

Cons

False positives, bogus uninstall.

Summary

Since the days of Spy Sweeper, Webroot has always been notorious for falsely flagging legitimate software, but with the new cloud-based approach used by SecureAnywhere, I thought I'd give them another try.

So much for that. I was hoping they might get it together, but nothing's changed. Just like Spy Sweeper before it, Webroot's latest offering is still crippling totally clean programs that I've loved and used for years. Why would anyone pay for this garbage when free anti-virus programs abound across the Internet? It makes no sense.

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1 stars

"Don't touch it with a barge pole!"

November 06, 2013  |  By john_turnbull

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

None at all

Cons

Webroot deletes files created by other software. There is no warning and no explanation. All you know is that software you have had for years suddenly starts going wrong and it can take you ages to figure out that its this crappy thing that's messing you up.

If you have not yet downloaded, don't. If you've got the trial, bin it and get something else. If you've already parted with your money, you can partially salvage the situation by....
Click on Identity Protection
Click on the cog wheel to the right of Identity Protection
Click on the Application Protection Tab
Locate all your favourite software and click the Allow buttons

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4 stars

"Works for me"

October 19, 2013  |  By BC3050

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

It is fast and not a memory and resource hog. It has protected my pc from a couple of bad websites and some bad downloads and links and Utube videos. The "sandbox" feature is a big plus for online shopping and banking. The password manager is a nice plus as well as the mobile protection for cell phone and tablet.

Cons

Haven't had anything to complain about so far.

Summary

I purchased this at a discount when I purchased my laptop. Working 6 months without a problem.

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2 stars

"Cant trust it used it for year 2012"

June 22, 2013  |  By master_mind413

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

I used it the entire year of 2012 It was quick and light on resources also the "Complete Plus" Included security for all of our Android phones.

Cons

While I had no issues the entire year of 2012 this was probably because we had not been attacked some how. Within a week after renewing for another year $80 mind you. We got attacked and this thing acted like swiss cheese. The computer slowed down " we got tons of pop up's" random windows account opened as a guest. as well as several BHO Objects. No Security this is nothing but a face "Comparable to a Rent A Cop "

Summary

I removed it then used malwarebytes and House call as well as eventually installing ESET security suit there was 2 Key Loggers 3 Trojans a whole army of spyware and adaware BHO's while this was running. We just wasted $80 I thought I should warn every one about webroot and if I can save you from wasting money then it will be worth the wasted $80 we spent.

Updated on Aug 3, 2013

purchased the disc at office max webroot complete search it

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5 stars

"The nest AV / anti-malware curently available"

June 04, 2013  |  By FrankPizza

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

I've been using Webroot for over a year and previously as Prevx product. It's by far the most effective and least intrusive, low resource AV / security software availalble, by a big margin, and I have done lots of tests to prove it.

Cons

Really none that I can think of, genuinely.

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1 stars

"Not worth the effort"

May 12, 2013

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

IF it actually does what it says (scan & protect), it does so quickly & easily and it has a great user interface.

Cons

I only used a free trial, during which time ZERO threats were found on my laptop (WinVista Home w/ Windows Defender & MalWareBytes). After uninstalling this program at Control Panel, there were STILL daily popup reminders to BUY the full application as well as it retaining all my program settings; it took only ten seconds to restore the program & my settings "invisibly" (I thought to try re-installing it to see if it had its own uninstaller). Although it didn't re-show up in my start menu, I could invoke it from the taskbar icon & run a scan. I then had to manually scour my folders & registry to (hopefully) completely eliminate it.

Summary

I felt safe while I had it installed, but after spending the entire morning trying to get rid of this program, I DO NOT feel safe FROM WEBROOT. Time will tell.

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1 stars

"Malware pretending to be security software"

May 08, 2013  |  By AdamNYC

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

None. This is malware.

Cons

Downloaded surreptitiously with another program.

Reported false positives.

HUGE resource hog.

The worst "security" or "antivirus" software I've ever found on my computer.

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5 stars

"super program, no ... super super program"

April 13, 2013  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0.2.118

Pros

-this thing is unbelievably small and has absolutely no impact on your computer. I have used a lot and nothing is remotely close to this.
-this small package holds a lot of stuff. best heuristic around, webroot def in cloud, firewall, identity protection, process manager and controller, sandbox.
-pc mag 2013 best antivirus.
-disk load around 400k/s
-on disk: 709 kb. yes, that is not a typo. I once saw a computer using trend micro with around a 1 gb. I think kaspersky (an excellent product) uses over 400mb (please post correction if i'm off)
-reputable company from lawful country.
-great customer service. I've dealt with them several times and never had a problem.
-according to testing: avg uses 16x more memory, Kaspersky uses 15x, mchafee uses 20x etc etc.
-you can use this with another antivirus is you want, it is designed by webroot not to conflict and is so light you wouldn't even know webroot is there.

Cons

-none. this is the cat's meow.
-there protection approach is different than everyone else and is difficult for independent testers to evaluate. it is extremely effective at keeping your system clean, not sure how good it is when loaded onto infected system.

Summary

what do you get when webroot buys and combines these products with webroot spysweeper: threatfire (hired all their developers after mcafee bought them out) and prevx (smallest, lightest antivirus and awesome identity protection). you get secure anywhere.

Updated on Jul 3, 2013

pcmag 2013 review

"Excellent score in PCMag's malware removal test, very best score in malware blocking test. Includes firewall program control. Identity Shield feature protects browsers and sensitive websites. Many tools for advanced users."

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"It remains an Editors' Choice for antivirus protection."

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015

Enhanced security against ransom ware, so the bad guys don't hold your computer hostage
Protects against webcam spying
Webroot uses only 3 MB memory during system idle - 11x less than next closest competitor (PassMark Software Webroot Consumer AV Performance -Raw Results, June 5, 2014)
Handles over 4 billion daily lookups of files, protecting users from over 6 million malicious files every day (Webroot Intelligence Network)
General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date October 08, 2014
Date Added October 08, 2014
Version 2015
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP SP 2, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 710.91KB
File Name trialRegistration.php
Popularity
Total Downloads 678,047
Downloads Last Week 121
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $39.99

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