Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 38 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2014
File Size:
746.62KB
Date Added:
June 17, 2014
Price:
Free to try; 3-users, one-year subscription (14-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit/SP 2/SP3
Total Downloads:
64,573
Downloads Last Week:
39
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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Editors' review

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus is a blazing-fast malware scanner that offers protection from phishing attacks, software hijacks, and more.

Pros

Informative design: Webroot uses color shades to indicate the protection status of products. Green stands for fully protected, orange represents a warning state, and red indicates a critical vulnerability. For example, disabling the real-time shield pulls up a caption notification and immediately puts the Webroot SecureAnywhere state into the red.

Lightweight: Webroot's complete installation takes up only 1MB. AntiVirus doesn't take a very noticeable toll on your system, even for full scans. A complete scan took less than 30 seconds, which blows most scan times out of the water. However, compared to similar applications, SecureAnywhere puts less emphasis on definition-based scans and more weight on cloud-based scanning.

Web console: Webroot's SecureAnywhere Web console makes it easy to manage and review all your saved passwords. You can also check each registered device if you decide to install Webroot on your phones or additional computers.

Cons

Delayed response: To enable password management, Webroot makes you wait at least 15 minutes for activation. The password manager extension sometimes misses accounts on sites, forcing manual input.

Password error: We encountered a bug during the two-step verification prompt. If you enter a password that doesn't meet the original requirements, then Webroot will ask you to enter a new password. However, the rejected password -- by default -- later became the reference for our two-factor authentication password. The bug seemed to persist inside the Web console.

Bottom Line

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus is an impressive product, overall. It has a solid performance ranking that barely takes a toll on your system and a user interface that makes your protection clear. Internet Security Plus includes a password manager that makes managing your security keys easier (at least in theory), but our experience with using the tool was a bit mixed. Despite the minor password bug, we found Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus to be an overall decent package if you're looking for an antivirus/password manager package.

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  • 1 stars

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

    November 06, 2013   |   By parkyathings

    Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 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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  • 5 stars

    "Looks promising."

    April 19, 2012   |   By kiranflys

    Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 2012 8.0

    Pros

    1. Super light. Hardly takes 5-7 MB of RAM!!! Unbelievable!!!

    2. Efficient way of implementing cloud protection.

    3. Protects by blocking and re-scans after removing infections.

    4. Really liked the way the programme integrates with windows firewall. Why to disable an already installed programme if you can make use of it instead!!! Excellent job there!!!

    Cons

    1. I tried to infect the computer by some trojans and the likes from "malwaredomainlist" and it seems to be allowing certain malwares that a lot of other very average anti-viruses detected/blocked. But still the system was never compromised.

    2. The fact that it is super light itself might make others believe that it is not a good product!!! But it is really a good product.

    3. If it is purely cloud based, how well will it protect me if I am offline for two or three days!!!

    4. Firewall is not detected by the security centre!!! Though both windows firewall and Webroot firewall work together in-tandem, I would still like the security centre detect the webroot firewall as well.

    Summary

    Really good product. Excellent start for a product; but still a loooong way to go.

    Need to be more "convincing" to attract more costumers, I guess... The web page for download does not illustrate how differently the programme actually works compared to other existing ones...

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  • 4 stars

    "good product"

    January 12, 2012   |   By grump11

    Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 2012 8.0

    Pros

    fast and efficient

    Cons

    lousy-unqualified tech support...may as well talk to a rock.

    Summary

    If you have problems don't bother looking for help.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast, light, best security"

    November 02, 2011   |   By UrWntr

    Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 2012 8.0

    Pros

    Installes in a second, low on system resources, lightning quick scans, instant protection from malware.

    Cons

    No parental controls

    Summary

    The best thing about Webroot SecureAnywhere is the fact that it relies on the cloud for updates. As soon as Webroot classify a new virus, all users globally are instantly protected without having to download any updates.

    This drastically limits the potential window of exposure to new malware.

    Don't be fooled by other products - they might tell you that they've detected a virus, but they don't tell you that the virus has been sitting on your machine for 30 days stealing all of your data, and they've only just written an update for it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Retarded... DO NOT USE"

    November 01, 2011   |   By blackbelt27

    Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 2012 8.0

    Pros

    simple interface, user friendly

    Cons

    it blocked svchost.exe in its firewall, and all sround sucks, just look at any computer magazine reviews, or just use it for yourself and find out the hard way

    Summary

    how can an antivirus thats any good block a critical windows process? its retarded, thats how. Im an IT guy, specifically troubleshooting, and webroot is ****, and this just proves it. and who ever put webroot on the computer is a moron. (yes even if bestbuy did it)

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  • 5 stars

    "Faster (smaller, too) is always better."

    October 04, 2011   |   By madbumm

    Version: Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials 2012 8.0

    Pros

    Very fast installation; uses the cloud to great advantage.

    Cons

    Nothing, really...

    Summary

    Huge upgrade, great new edition. Everything from the installation to every scan is super fast. Love the fact that scans are sent to the cloud, instead of bogging my laptop down.

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  • 2 stars

    "Nothing special"

    July 30, 2011   |   By The_Lyppard_Man

    Version: Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 7.0.8.7

    Pros

    Didn't cause any BSODs or other serious problems on my PC while in use

    Cons

    The program prevented me from shutting down my PC properly (it stuck on the logging off screen). I had to force shutdowns with the on/off switch.

    Summary

    Save your money and avoid this software. I've gone back to Microsoft Security Essentials as that works without any problems and comes at a great price (free).

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  • 2 stars

    "Can't work with this!"

    June 30, 2011   |   By Ozzynls

    Version: Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 7.0.8.7

    Pros

    -It came free with my laptop.
    -It pretty much seemed to run itself. Very easy to use... on the event that it actually works. (I imagine).

    Cons

    -Didn't seem very customizable. (overly simplistic)
    -Its implementation with firefox was outdated, didn't function.
    -I got the sense while using the program that it wasn't "working". (no feedback on what it was doing to my computer).
    -more...

    Summary

    Do not buy this product, I wuldn't install it even if it was freeware.
    I had to boot into Safe Mode to uninstall the software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Laptop got fked up!"

    June 22, 2011   |   By tuneup-secure-maniac

    Version: Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 7.0.8.7

    Pros

    Nothing nothing nothing...

    Cons

    Let black screen on laptop,my system crash when i was exiting the program,system stuck when turning off my PC

    Summary

    Blue Screen Of Death(BSOD) Is better than this...

    Updated on Mar 10, 2012

    Yes i installed webroot cleanly, my laptop had a black screen on each boot up, i am really disappointed with webroot, i had to reinstall my system.

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  • 1 stars

    "Fake ! Worst Antivirus Ever"

    May 14, 2011   |   By NischayPro

    Version: Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 7.0.8.7

    Pros

    Doesn't deserve to have one

    Cons

    Removes important system files. Deletes harmless files.
    Doesn't catch a trojan. Slows down the computer. I can't even believe that it is 1st in the internet-security-suite-review.

    Summary

    I download Webroot and installed in the normal procedure. After installing I ran a full scan of my system. After the scan it showed 18 files (most were in system32 and were .dll's) infected with some kind of virus. So I clicked quarantine. Tomorrow when I booted my computer my computer showed error missing .dll files.

    I sent an email through my other laptop to the tech. They said I deleted those files and Webroot had nothing to do with it .The only way to restore then is by installing the OS again.

    Kaspersky is much more better. It though slows down my computer a bit but has a far more better detection rate then Webroot. I insist everyone to download another antivirus NOT THIS PLEASE OF JUNK.

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