Security for Everyone Reviews Webroot

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by STV0726, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. PatG

    PatG Registered Member

    Apr 30, 2004
    South Alabama
    Yada, yada, yada on all the reviews. IMO, the only one that matters is whether my machine becomes infected or not. Thus far, it has NOT! Now, that is the ultimate test, IMO, and it has passed w/flying colors! :thumb:
  2. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    There it is, the only true test there is.:thumb:
  3. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    May 3, 2011
    Parallel Universe
    +1 :thumb:......
  4. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Specialist

    Nov 20, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    I couldn't agree more! And if and I said if one gets through we know that Webroot support is always there to help users to clean that infection Free of charge! ;) And I'm Glad that Webroot Support is as good if not Better because of the Prevx acquisition IMO. :thumb:

  5. Techfox1976

    Techfox1976 Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    I'm going to do the unthinkable...

    I'm going to disagree. :)

    If all that matters is you don't get infected, then everything will eventually fail, because nothing's 100% effective 100% of the time. That type of decree is also what causes people to swap companies when they do get infected. It feels to me like saying "This auto insurance company is great because I never have had an accident".

    So what I count is:
    1: Does the security annoy me?
    2: Does it add a reasonably-effective layer of protection that secures me along with my other security activities?
    3: If/When something gets by, am I doomed?

    I'll take slightly lower efficacy if I have to because of the simple fact that it annoys me less and I am definitely not doomed if/when something gets by.

    Similar statement:
    I'll take the lower security of not having a second deadbolt on my front door because I don't have the annoyance of having to lock or unlock two deadbolts when I go in or out. :)
  6. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

    Dec 20, 2009
    Surrey, England.
    I agree with a lot of what Techfox1976 is saying here, and simply not getting infected is no proof of a security application's effectiveness, in my admittedly limited knowledge.
    My feeling is that your awareness, surfing habits, caution and prudence are your primary means of if you're not click-happy and surfing dangerously, and your OS and other software patching is up to date, then you're unlikely to become infected.
    That is not to say that I don't regard WSA as the best available IMO.
    Just my 2c :)
  7. STV0726

    STV0726 Registered Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    LOL...That was a hilariously brilliant post and comparison to both traditional AVs and cars, Techfox. :D

    In response to the portion quoted above, Webroot still theoretically and technically has a major advantage when disconnected in the way it is able to seamlessly place an unknown file in monitor mode and record changes, roll them back, and report it all to the cloud with no user intervention or disruption whatsoever. I don't know of any vendor that does that.

    This brings up another point - Webroot offers such an untradition solution that traditional test methods may not entirely be sufficient. I am interested in testing the rollback function and the monitor mode, but aside from removal of threats, I doubt any test result coming soon will tell us the efficacy specifically on Webroot's unique technologies.
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