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Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall

£29 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Webroot

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall provides real-time and on-demand detection and remediation for virus and malware threats, and it boasts an easy-to-use user interface.

Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall provides real-time and on-demand detection and remediation for virus and malware threats, and it boasts an easy-to-use user interface.

Protecting your PC from the unknown is one of the most important things you can do. No matter how a system is compromised - be it a virus or a "drive-by" install of malicious code via a website - there's no end to the amount of irritation and potential financial damage you might suffer. With most attacks zeroing in on identity theft, can you really take a chance?

The best way to defend PCs is to have some sort of antivirus and anti-spyware protection - and real-time protection trumps traditional on-demand scans. Real-time antivirus protection has been around for years, but only recently have we started to see vendors roll out real-time analysis and detection of malware. Like its real-time antivirus counterpart, this approach ensures malicious code is stopped before it ever lands.

Among companies packaging real-time protection against viruses and malware is Webroot Software. Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall provides real-time and on-demand detection and remediation for virus and malware threats, and it boasts an easy-to-use user interface.

Resource utilisation is minimal and, in our tests, there was no noticeable slowdown while browsing the web. Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall is intended for single users or small office installations; there is no administrative console or central management.

Business users that need more administrative tools should look at Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus.

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Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall Expert Verdict »

300MHz processor
Windows Vista (32 bit versions of Home Basic, Premium, Business, or Ultimate)/XP (32 bit versions of Professional, Home, Media Center, or XP Tablet)
100MB hard drive space
256MB RAM
Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher or FireFox 2.0 or higher for connecting to the Webroot website
download Size: 24.4MB
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 8 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Firewall is a very good value and offers a lot of first-rate protection for a very reasonable price. The real-time malware and virus protection work very well, and the quarantine service is easy to manage. We like how the various shields worked together to provide the overall security posture while still allowing a level of customisation. When shopping for an antivirus, antimalware product for your home office or small business, don't overlook Webroot's offering.


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