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Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus

By Webroot Software Free to try Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 3, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2017

  • Blocks fake websites that try and steal personal information
  • Shields your identify and financial information
  • Provides ransomware protection

General

Release July 3, 2017
Date Added July 3, 2017
Version 2017

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 67,679
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

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.