[Contest] Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2013

| October 9, 2013

Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete is a fast and easy to use Anti-virus + Anti-Malware software. It comes with antivirus, antispyware, firewall, online file backup (extra download), mobile security, and more. It automatically scans in the background when computer not used or when scheduled, scans are usually 10 minutes or less.  Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete keeps you protected at all times, has great detection rate and has recently won a rating of 4.5 out of 5 at PCMAG.com Editors Choice Awards which you can view here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410545,00.asp  and you can download Webroot SecureAnywhere at http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-secureanywhere-antivirus.html . Webroot SecureAnywhere is compatible with current systems including the upcoming Windows 8.


Installation is quick and seems to be done during the first scan, when you start the installation it starts scanning computer and took around 3-4 minutes to finish first scan. After the first scan is finished it opens up the program with main interface which is a straight forward which you can maneuver and know what you would like to change.


Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete main interface is quite straight forward and intuitive that you’ll know where most of the information is. You have 6 tabs on top and settings above the tabs. The 6 tabs are the Overview where you’ll see what has been done or is doing. The 2nd tab is the PC Security where you will scan your computer with full scan, custom, you can also change your schedule and change scan settings. You are also able to check what shields are on and if you want to turn them off or on plus you can also edit the firewall and network applications. If in case there was a file accidentally grab you should be able to see it in the quarantine. The third tab is the identity and privacy where you can select what applications receive more protections and customize the website security; you can also have Webroot manage your passwords on the password management section. The fourth tab is the backup and sync but you have or create an account and download an extra application and subscription to the backup and sync. The fifth tab is the system tools which you can clean your computer with system cleaner, you can control the system active processes or start the safestart sandbox. There’s also a system analyzer which detects problems and learns about software updates to allow you to work faster. The sixth tab is your My Account, which gives you access to your key code and your subscription status.

The settings, let’s you configure what you want Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete to do, you can have it set and forger or have more prompts where you get more hands-on, also able to change on how much system resource is used and able to set how it scans if daily or less for automatic scanning. There’s also if you want the maximum or basic security and how many warnings for heuristics you want. Then you have the advanced settings where it gives you a lot to configure and enough to help protect you. Settings, you’ll be able to access the scan schedule, scan settings which if you rather it favor low CPU and/or memory instead of their fast scanning, self-protection mostly for if you have more security software. Access control, you can put a

password protection so that no one else will mess around with the settings and what you will allow for non-administrators. Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete has an online console where you can see all your devices and see if one needs attention or not. Plus you have access to your mobile devices if activated. You also have access to backups and passwords which require setup through online interface.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete is good security and deep scans are quick. Scans usually are around 3 minutes each or can take up to 10 minutes. It has a good detection rate, put some test virus files and grabbed most of them where 2 where detected by the main computer anti-virus software. Computer resources are quite good and does not use too much memory even when scanning, idle running in background it runs around 1-5 MB of memory use.

Thoughts and Conclusion

Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete upgraded their engine so resources are lower than 2012 and interface changed a bit and seems quite easy to move around. If you are a gamer 2013 version won’t reduce performance when you are gaming. Most of the settings are set from installation. Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete handles detection pretty well and the fasts scans are a plus, it has quite a good resource management even if you select it to favor low CPU and/or memory use on settings, its still runs quickly and detects viruses and malware before infecting your computer.

Reviewed by lmanlo


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