Webroot Review: the Last Anti-Virus You’ll Ever Need

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[updated June, 2017]

Webroot SecureAnywhere has been my first choice for anti virus and malware protection software for several years because it works and it doesn’t slow down my computer.

The reason I’m pushing it right now is that a relatively new class of malware called “RansomWare” Webroot antivirus banner 300x250 takes over your computer and threatens to delete all your files, pictures, and other data unless you pay, that’s right, a ransom.

If you don’t pay, your computer is wiped and you lose it all, and worst of all, there is absolutely no way to fix your computer once it’s in this state because the encryption the RansomWare puts on it is unbreakable.

How do you get this kind of malware?

The most common way is by opening an email attachment because it looks legit. Maybe a document or spreadsheet from someone you know. I know it’s a pain, but double check with everyone about attachments unless you are expecting one.

If you do open the file and allow it to load plugins while it’s opening, you already lost. Even if you don’t mean to, sometimes the system messages can be confusing, especially when dialog boxes start popping up all over the place and your virus protection doesn’t go off.

New versions of Ransomware come out every hour and virus protection can’t keep up with it which is why you need a first line of defense like WebRoot. WebRoot is on top of the game and protections against new virus and malware variants happen as fast as anyone in the industry.

WebRoot Installation: Fast, Easy, Super Painless

WebRoot installs in a flash, doesn’t require signature updates, scans much more quickly, and takes a ridiculously small amount of space on disk. On top of that… an impressive protection job.
~Neil J. Rubenking, PC Magazine Lead Analysis

Webroot SecureAnywhere protects your system and stays in the background where it belongs.

Have you ever noticed how antivirus software can slow down your computer? I’m not going to name names, but two of the most popular packages out there basically take over your computer and cause all sorts of slowdowns and other unresponsiveness. All in the name of convenience of course.

Webroot doesn’t do any of this!

The only time you know you’re running WebRoot is if it flashes a warning. Otherwise WebRoot so low profile you’ll even wonder if it’s doing anything. It works: in the years I’ve used it I’ve never had to deal with malware or viruses and my computer has NEVER slowed down because of WebRoot.

Installation is super simple with WebRoot: you download it, run it, and it’s there. That’s all. No annoying popups, no technical questions, it just installs and works.

What’s more, the price is right. I pay around $40 a year for three activation licenses. I can live with that.

Webroot SecureAnywhere

Webroot SecureAnywhere


10.0 /10

Customer Satisfaction

10.0 /10

Online Banking Tests

10.0 /10

Easy Installation

10.0 /10

Low Profile

10.0 /10


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