Is Webroot Antivirus any good? We get asked this question a lot and we always give the same answer. Here’s our Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus Review. We always recommend Webroot Antivirus to anyone looking for a simple, strong and lightweight Antivirus. Webroot has grown in popularity recently, especially for home users who want a no-fuss security solution for their devices.
The Setup and Install Process
If I told you there was an Antivirus software available that downloaded in 15 seconds would you believe me? What if I told you that you could have an Antivirus installed and running in under 5 minutes? With Webroot Antivirus you can have both of these things. Checkout our video below which shows the entire install process which includes and inital scan and system optimization.
One of the great features about the installation process is the initial system scan and system optimization process which is run during the installation process. The optimizer ensures that the Webroot software is configured correctly on your system.
Webroot Antivirus Is Ridiculously Fast
The average security software takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes to start, depending on the age and speed of the device.
Webroot scans are extremely fast. Because the software doesn’t store virus definitions on the device there is no slow scan speeds.
The fact that the Webroot software is so light and doesn’t rely on large files to run means that it does not slow down your system. Some competing products have been known to reduce system performance by up to 30%. Webroot is always our recommendation for students that need Antivirus protection for their college laptops. Mainly because most of the students we speak to simply want an Antivirus that will keep them protected without slowing down their college laptop.
Scanning & Real Time Protection
Webroot Antivirus just works. It really is that simple. There is no need to worry about whether or not the latest updates have been installed, whether the scans are working correctly and you won’t need to worry about changing any settings. Webroots ability to detect threats in real time is second-to-none in fact it is consistently rated as the best product available to detect real time threats.
Ransomware Protection – Webroot uses a sophisticated threat detection method that involves monitoring apps and files that run on the system. For each app that runs Webroot marks it as either ‘safe’ , ‘not safe’ or unknown. Naturally the ‘not safe’ apps are blocked. The ‘unknown’ results are monitored by Webroot for a period of time. After monitoring Webroot will deem the app as either safe or not safe. In the case it is marked as ‘not safe’, Webroot will reverse any changes that app made and protect your system. This process is what makes Webroot so great! It protects your system from all types of Malware, including Ransomware.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus Is Affordable
At just $29.99 per year, Webroot Antivirus is very affordable. There are other products available for similar prices, but most do not include the the speed that Webroot offers.
Webroot antivirus is perfect for anyone looking for a simple Antivirus solution. If you are looking for more advanced features or extra licenses check out out top Antivirus picks here. If you just need simple, reliable protection without weighing down your system then Webroot is hard to pass on.
Bonus : Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete
If you like the Webroot product but don’t know if the Antivirus is enough for your needs then we would suggest checking out our review of Webroot Internet Security Complete. Which offers additional features including
- Protection for mobile devices
- 25gb of cloud storage included
- Password Manger
- + More…
8 thoughts on “Webroot Secureanywhere Antivirus Review 2018”
HI, I found your article very Informative .It has given me some insights into available anti viruses on the market,as I would like to change the anti virus I am currently using. That is in November when my yearly subscription expires. Is Webroot anti virus available to users in Lusaka ZAMBIA?
Hi Themba, thanks for stopping by!
I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed the article.This product is available world wide! if you like the Webroot product I would suggest checking out our full review of Webroot Internet Security Complete. It has even more features that I think you will enjoy!
As always if you need anything please let me know.
I had Webroot before on a Hewlett Packard computer I used to own. This version looks faster which is good because I am considering changing antivirus programs.
I have Avast currently and they are good. I just don’t like the way I think they are saying my wifi is insecure to try to make me feel the need to upgrade. I changed my Wifi password to something that is 11 digits long. How much more secure does it need to be?
Does Webroot try this tactic too?
Thanks for stopping by! Webroot is really fast! Actually it has the fastest scanning of all the products on our Top 10 Internet Security Software list. Interestingly, Avast is on our top 10 list too. In regards to the issue you are having, have you tried also changing the modem/router login password? as well as the password to connect to the WiFi. Avast may see an easy password to log in to the modem as a threat as it could be dangerous if someone connects to your WiFi and then logs in to the modem. Happy to assist further if needed, let me know how you go!
Webroot doesn’t give you any notifications about insecure WiFi or pre-warn you about things like some of the other brands do. Instead, Webroot concentrates on looking at suspicious activity on your computer and only alerts you when something is not right.
I think you have chosen a very good topic here, because its the one thing I would think that virtually everyone who has a computer, doesn’t think about, possibly bar the few.
You provide a detailed analysis as to why, you need it, moving on to how to install it, together with the benefits the ewnd user gets, making it for those looking for this product, pretty much a no brainer really.
Presumably you have first experience, as in you use it yourself, to be able to write this review
Hi Dave, thanks for stopping by!
Very glad to hear that you found the information in the article helpful! You are correct, many… many people fail to consider Antivirus and often find themselves in hot water when their computer gets infected.
Webroot is one of the best when it comes to protection, hence why we recommend it so highly. If you want to take a closer look you can see all of the features as well as the pricing here. As always, please dont hesitate to contact me if you need any more help with anything tech related.
Thank you for the helpful information.It’s the first time that I heard about Webroot Secureanywhere Antivirus, seems like they are doing a great job.20 sec scaning? well, that is very impressing! in case that they do a deep scaning.
Do they offer a trial edition for a limited time to try it out before buying?
Hi Shai, thanks for stopping by!
Webroot really does scan that fast! I know it is hard to believe, one of the key things is that Webroot really detects any active threats fast! They do offer a trail, you can get it directly here . As always please let me know if you need any more advice!