Expert Webroot Review 2018

Overview

Webroot’s SecureAnywhere AntiVirus system protects both PC and Mac computers against malicious software and identity theft. Standard security features include advanced threat protection, anti-ransomware, real-time anti-phishing, firewall, and fast, automatic scans. Available packages protect up to 5 devices with pricing for 1-3 years. New customers automatically receive a free trial along with a 70 day money back guarantee.

Compatibility

The basic Webroot antivirus software is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, 2000, and Vista as well as Mac computers. For extra, you can purchase Webroot’s Internet Security Plus or Internet Security Complete plans which protect 3-5 devices including PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Webroot provides mobile protection for iOS and Android smartphone and tablets.

Spyware, Malware & Ransomware Scans

Webroot’s hassle-free cloud security provides real-time updates to protect your computer against threats. Their basic Antivirus plan includes advanced threat protection for PC and Mac computers, identity protection, anti-ransomware, real-time anti-phishing, firewall, and automatic scans.

While using the internet, Webroot provides secure browsing and real-time anti-phishing. Their software proactively checks URLs and websites as you browse the internet to prevent malicious content from affecting your computer. The software also alerts users of fake websites so you don’t enter personal information to scammers.

In the age of identity theft, you can’t be too careful when protecting your personal and financial information. Webroot’s comprehensive antivirus plans come with identity theft protection, ensuring that your usernames, passwords, and account numbers stay secure.

Email Scans

Threats to your computer can come from anywhere. Therefore, you want to make sure that no harmful files enter via email. Unfortunately, Webroot’s products no longer provide email scans. Their approach is to scan exes at the point of execution rather than trying to catch malicious files in transmission or lurking inactive in a file on your computer.

Download Protection

Of course, downloading files can cause harmful software to access your computer. Webroot antivirus secures downloaded files to prevent them from affecting your system. When tested, Webroot antivirus blocked 84% of dangerous downloads according to PC Mag.

Real-time Scanning

Webroot antivirus uses a cloud-based security system that offers real-time updates to keep your computer secure. The scans happen automatically without interrupting performance.

Privacy Policy

As we mentioned, the Webroot software itself includes identity theft protection, keeping your account information, usernames, and passwords safe from hackers. Their privacy policy also explains the business practices and how they use any information shared with their company - such as name, address, and credit card information. Webroot collects this information only where it is required in order to provide you the best services and products available.

Customer Support

Webroot provides customer support via toll-free telephone, email, and by post. On their website, you can find FAQs, user manuals, and how-to videos guiding you in how to use their product. For additional information, you can check out the Webroot social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, and YouTube.

SecureAnywhere AntiVirusSecureAnywhere Internet Security PlusSecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete
Price per year £22.49 per year £37.49 per year £48.79 per year
Devices 1 3 5
License duration 1 year 1 year 1 year
Anti-Ransomware
Mobile security (for both Android and iOS)
Real-time protection
Virus Removal
Anti-spyware
Anti-malware
Real-time protection
Firewall
Identity protection
Supports Mac

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Pros
  • Free trial
  • Anti-ransomware
  • Anti-phishing
Cons
  • Few lab tests
Bottom Line
After quick installation, Webroot Antivirus runs automatic scans protecting your computer against malicious software.
Compatibility
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, MAC OS x, iOS, Android
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