Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 129 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    681,902
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 04, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (See Editor's Note); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    710.91KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    212
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 129 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 43
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4 stars

"Prevx CSi improved!"

October 05, 2011  |  By shorty6100

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

HUGE cloud database. Lightning fast installer. Default scan (deep)took less than a minute. Ridiculously light. Will not slow your computer.

Cons

Stemming from Prevx CSI, still too many false-positives. WSA found malware in recovery drive D. I doubt that. Full scan took well over an hour.

Summary

Webroot's acquisition of Prevx left me wondering if they would ruin a fine product-they did not. They basically got rid of Webbloat IS for this. After my 30 day-trial runs out, I just might buy this.

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4 stars

"Great protection and easy to use"

March 29, 2012  |  By ebysummer

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

I really love this new Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus for 2012. The old Webroot used to take almost an hour to scan my computer but of course was worth the time because it had excellent protection. The old Webroot would also take awhile to download a new trial but this Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus only took a couple of minutes to get setup. I have been a Webroot customer for I believe almost 4 years now and I wouldn't even dare to get anything other then a Webroot product!

Cons

When I switched from the original webroot to the anywhere webroot antivirus it was only an update so it wasnt that hard to do. This one of course when I bought a new trial wasnt hard but a bit confusing on how to update my subsription. But looking through my webroot popup I found the spot where they say to activate a new code and it was pretty easy after that

Summary

Excellent product! Wouldnt go with any other product! Its as easy said as that. Thanks Webroot

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5 stars

"Excellent, Best Antivirus I have ever used."

March 16, 2012  |  By Kathleen Ambrose

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Covers everything and then some!!!

Cons

Haven't found any Yet.

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2 stars

"Not Impressed, More Infuriated"

March 14, 2012  |  By BenGD

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Free Trial Version - No Problems (W7/64)

Cons

So, paid Version (XP/64) messed with my machine, didn't install correctly (kept asking me to reinstall), wasn't recognised by Windows Security Centre, after an uninstall impossible to get rid of completely without a minute registry check, had to backdate a system restore. Avoid at all costs.

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5 stars

"Lightweight, Fast, great protection"

January 17, 2012  |  By TJHa

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Started with this program, after very successful trial, recommended
that company buy the SecureAnywhere Complete package on 3 year license.

Cons

Few browser crashes with Firefox, webroot support has been outstanding in working to isolate this issue, most likely a plug-in
incompatibility

Summary

Would not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone looking for
outstanding AV/Malware protection.
For those people trolling regards "poor support" from Webroot, I would just say, look to the reviews.
A company that is so pro-active it has someone watching for problem reviews so they can initiate contact with the customer and try to resolve issues is IMO going the extra mile to insure their
product is the best it can be (Thanks Greg!)

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1 stars

"Avoid - Totally Messed up Firefox"

January 07, 2012  |  By HondoLane0123

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Small Footprint

Cons

After installation Firefox would not work properly. Couldn't get to any of my email accounts and even the Facebook site came up all messed up. What a mess! Never had this problem with any other antivirus software. Wish I had just kept going with Kaspersky. Took me a day to get my computer back!!

Support is absolute joke. None existent

Summary

AVOID, AVOID, AVOID if you use Firefox. Took them 5 days to respond to my email and then they asked for more information. A phone call left me hanging for over an hour before I hung up. Seems like this is a one man company operating out of a garbage can!

Don't get enticed - like I did - by the notion of a small footprint and fast load times. It is not worth the chance.

This is a beta program, at best, that is being run by a very flaky company.

BEWARE!!

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1 stars

"Horrible !!!!"

January 05, 2012  |  By attilaval

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Lightweight for sure.

Cons

It succeeded to break my computer, failed to clean-up the malware it detected.
I wonder what this tool really does...

Summary

2 PCs, 2 failures...
It detected a virus on my computer and tried to clean it but instead broke my system. I had to re-install Windows...
A friend of mine installed it on one of his computers, it was never able to remove the viruses it detected... Tried a free anti-virus and it worked... 2nd failure for Webroot SecureAnywhere.

Who cares about the lightest A/V if it is harmful for your computer and fails to remove viruses ?

Very disappointing.

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5 stars

"Upgraded from Spysweeper W/Antivirus"

January 04, 2012  |  By Pbsy64655

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Very small footprint on the HD, in ram memory and in the CPU. Runs dramatically faster, as the HD is just scanned instead of used for searching a massive database + being scanned. It did pull off a oddball program that I use as malware. I just grabbed it back from the quarantine and the app runs fine.

Cons

On the required re-boot after install, took an hour or more to re-boot. Mouse clicks about 3 minutes/click. Turned out that the latest free version of the ZoneAlarm firewall is incompatible with SecureAnywhere Antivirus. I removed ZoneAlarm. Ever since, SecureAnywhere Antivirus has been working fine.

Summary

My computer with 5 HD's is now running faster than with any other AV-Malware app that I have used over the last 10 years. No malware or viruses. I did not realize how much AV software was slowing down my PC's over the years until I switched.

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5 stars

"is pretty good!!!"

January 03, 2012  |  By medealastra

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

is easy to understand and make you feel secure.

Cons

Could have more explanations

Summary

But I still prefer this product. Is not expensive and very reliable

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1 stars

"Would not reccomend"

January 02, 2012  |  By eak81555

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Service was excllent while purchasing the software. Downhill from there.

Cons

Not long after purchasing a two year protection program, my computer was infected with a virus that actually removed the protection from my computer. Webroot won't do a think to help unless I pay more for "virus removal." Very frustrating - and expensive. I've never had issues with an antivirus before and am sorry I ever gave this one a chance. Should have stuck to my old standbys.

Summary

What's the point of an antivirus that doesn't protect you from viruses?

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5 stars

"ZOMG!!!! Light Weight, Super Fast, and Super Effective!"

January 01, 2012  |  By RichardEichhorn

 |  Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 8.0

Pros

Seen it catch TDSS and the evil Scareware (Antivirus XP 2012, etc)

Cons

Like every antivirus software its not fool proof. As a consumer, you need to ensure that the scans are actually running, your updating windows, java, adobe,etc and watching what sites you go to!

Summary

I repair computers for a living and this is a very light weight strong protection software, I have seen it take care of everything from TDSS to the evil dreaded Scareware Viruses (Vista Security Prot, Anvtirus XP 2012, etc). Highly recommend and I use it every day and recommeded to EVERYONE! ... all your base are belong to us...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
Version 8.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date October 04, 2011
Date Added October 04, 2011
Version 8.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit/SP 2/SP3
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 710.91KB
File Name trialRegistration.php
Popularity
Total Downloads 681,902
Downloads Last Week 212
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License Model Free to try
Limitations See Editor's Note
Price $39.95

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