Reviews and Problems with Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete 2014
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Lightweight, but not that great.
David S., Newegg
3 April 2014
Summary: The light system footprint is nice, but the false positives are really getting to me. Most AV and IS suites don't actually do a great job with malware, such as searchprotect and Advanced System Optimizer, which often come bundled with freeware from shady sources, so I don't hold it against Webroot specifically. Overall, if you're looking for a suite with a lot of features and that doesn't use a ton of resources, this product could work for you.
Pros: * Very light on system resources * Comes with a few nice added features, like a file eraser * Quick installation
Cons: * Tons and Tons of false positives. * Doesn't really protect you against malware. Sometimes it detects it, but it doesn't a great job of cleaning up afterwards. I still always end up using Malwarebytes to cleanup malware - even with Webroot installed.
Summary: I don't think I'd pay for this, unless I knew it really did something. I am using it on a Mac, so my exposure and experience is likely different than a Windows user.
Pros: It was free from Ally Bank
Cons: I don't really know if it is effectively blocking anything. I get a LOT of false positives when installing software. (Although they always say to stop AV software during an install, I haven't had to actually do that since the 90's!)
Summary: Webroot seems to alert me that a number of the newegg.com website or affiliated links are malicious , during the checkout process ? Not sure how to rate this product as it appears it is not a good fit for my needs. I am probably better off with a traditional anti virus product that works well with CISCO VPN Client and can operate somewhat safely in offline mode (does not require constant internet connection).
Pros: - Easy installation - Small Footprint - Fast and Responsive Technical Support
Cons: - Cisco VPN Client behaves really quirky (unusable) when Webroot is enabled . Only way to operate Cisco VPN Client is to disable Webroot - Unexpected 50% CPU spikes of Webroot, especially disruptive while doing video web conferences or using VOIP calls and a USB headset - There is no configuration option to limit the CPU usage (such as provided in Microsoft Security Essentials/Defender) - As this product requires a constant connection to the Internet, I have concerns ...