Webroot Internet Security Essentials - 3 User (PC DVD)
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- integrated collection of award winning technolgies
- Focused on best-in-class protection against viruses, spyware, hackers and data loss
- Multi layer firewall and intrusion prevention
- Integrated online and local file back up
- disk clean-up protects private information and permanently deletes unwanted files
- Easy and intuitive dashboard for monitoring and maintaining security
- a light weight suite which loads and protects faster and requires less disk space.
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Top Customer Reviews
After all that time it didn't really do anything special anyway, it just "quarantined" some harmless cookies that are actually quite helpful to me because they remember my logging in details for a number of websites that I visit regularly. So I am inconvenienced because I have to input all those details again.
The problem is the same, but the degree is less. I'm talking about processing speed. This little beast slows down my computer to the speed of a slug that has been sprinkled with salt, only I suppose it gets some points for not writhing about so much or lathering goo bubbles. That would be unsettling and hard to clean up after. The unacceptable bit is that on the front of the box Webroot proudly proclaims that the user "shouldn't have to choose between protection and performance". Why? Because Webroot decides for you! You're not having performance and that's that. See? No choosing.
Also, I'm a bit suspicious of the alleged clean-up option that you get with this software.Read more ›
Out of the box the CD auto mounts and starts the install process. However the CD wasn't actually used. If you are connected to the internet at time of install it will go off and download the latest version. For the beginner you can just accept all defaults and be up and running in a few minutes. The more advanced user may want to make some tweaks. An "ASK" tool-bar (search engine) is an optional install (Default is to install), so you may want to watch out for it.
The package integrates nicely into Windows security and switches off the Windows firewall. Webroots firewall will stop both incoming and outgoing connections (Windows only stops incoming). You will get a warning if something tries to get through and you are given the usual options to allow, refuse, always allow or always refuse. I tried to install a trojan keylogger and it got picked up straight away. I allowed the install and activated it, when it tried to call out it couldn't get through the firewall. So it does what it says. An option is also available to block/warn you of any software that tries to launch at startup, change homepage, add favourites or change security settings
Tried a few other virus infected files at Webroot and they got stopped. A scan of my drive picked up a few false alarms on keygen files which was to be expected. There have been regular updates to the virus database and these are done quickly and cleanly.Read more ›
Everything about Webroot Internet Essentials is technophobe proof. Installation, via a single disc, is as easy as inserting the disc and clicking "run installation" with the process itself taking about three clicks in total. There is a slight wait for updates to be downloaded, but aside from that it's remarkably simple.
The program's interface is also very easy to navigate around and separates Internet security into four windows: "sweep", "shields" and "firewall" and "cleanup". Sweeps - otherwise known as system scans - are program searches that scan through your entire computer for viruses, spyware, trojans, tracking cookies etc. There is the option for full, quick and custom scans. A full scan takes a good while - over an hour. Make a cuppa and come back to it or do it overnight. Shields is the part of the program that pre-empts viruses and spyware problems and zaps them before they are an issue. So that means your browser, network, windows, startup and email are looked after. The firewall provides a discreet barrier to all the nasties. It sets itself up automatically and you rarely need to deal with it. Cleanup is a useful too to help de-clutter your browser and windows functions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fairly average Security Programme,there a much better Security Programmes available for Free on the Internet.Published on 20 Aug. 2010 by The Old Git
My partner is an IT guy and he needed a cheap and easy anti-virus for his PC after his old one ran out, seeing as Amazon had one for review, we figured we'd try it out. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2009 by Mlle J. Taylor
Again this thing says what it does in the box. However, I can't tell a difference. Is it good is it bad? I wouldn't have known! Read morePublished on 3 Nov. 2009 by Anistitis
I installed this on two our computers without any problem. A third was virtually crippled by the software taking an age for the computer to start and run any programs. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2009 by Paul Stewart
I found this software easy to install and easy to use. It gives more than adequate protection to the machine I installed it on, a much used and abused emachines XP desktop from... Read morePublished on 28 July 2009 by Mr. J. E. B. Anness
Loads easily, is unobtrusive and picks out those nasties. (I have five items in quarantine, all of a different nature. Read morePublished on 24 July 2009 by stevieby
I encountered a few problems trying to use this with Vista and then discovered that I could still update my AVG so I did that instead. Read morePublished on 17 July 2009 by Silver Moon Sailor
Webroot seems to work OK. However, I found it clunky, annoying and intrusive. The user interface looks dated; it seems to take a long time to fetch upgrades; I felt it slowed my... Read morePublished on 6 July 2009 by C. A. Austin
I agree with the other reviewers. This is not a bad piece of software, but I have actually just removed it from my system as I find it rather annoying in that it wants to update... Read morePublished on 1 July 2009 by S. Warren