Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus is a blazing-fast malware scanner that offers protection from phishing attacks, software hijacks, and more.
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.
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.
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.
From Webroot Software:
Powerful, lightweight, non-disruptive protection for all your devices, cloud-based Webroot Internet Security Plus protects your personal information by blocking the latest malware, phishing, and cyber-attacks. We scans billions of apps, files, and websites continuously to determine where and what is safe online. With real-time threat updates, Webroot is able to protect against known and brand new malware. Password manager guards login information, keeping data safe and accessible from all your devices. Our system cleaner deletes private information and ensures top machine performance. Designed to work without conflict alongside other security products, Webroot's hassle-free security protects you from cybercrime.
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
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!!!
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.
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...
Hi kiranflys, This is Greg from the Webroot Support Team. Thank you for your review of SecureAnywhere Essentials. I just wanted to provide you with information about some of the things you bring up. In terms of offline protection, you are still protected as the engine uses a combination of our cloud database as well as local file behavioral analysis, so it is not "purely cloud based." The cloud database and behavioral file analysis of known files is one of the main reasons we are able to scan so quickly.
The Webroot Firewall works in conjunction with the Windows Firewall and should be detected. To resolve this issue, please go to the link below to submit a Support Ticket.
This is Greg from Webroot and I am reaching out to you to see if I can help you out with Webroot. I'm sorry that you feel that way about our Support Team, and I will say that we have one of the best, US-based Support Teams in the industry. We are also one of the few security companies who offer free* support. If you need assistance with SecureAnywhere, please email me at "email@example.com" and I will be sure to help you out. Thanks, Greg
Installes in a second, low on system resources, lightning quick scans, instant protection from malware.
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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.
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
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 shit, and this just proves it. and who ever put webroot on the computer is a moron. (yes even if bestbuy did it)
svchost.exe is an integral part of the Windows OS that manages the services which run from .dll files. The only time that Webroot SecureAnywhere would block an instance of this service is if it is infected. When it blocks the service it will alert you as to the infection that was found as well. If you still have an issue, please click on my name and then choose "E-mail Greg" and I would be happy to have someone help you.
June 30, 2011
Version: Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 188.8.131.52
-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).
-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...
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.
May 14, 2011
Version: Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 184.108.40.206
Doesn't deserve to have one
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.
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.