webroot internet security

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  1. webbit

    webbit Registered Member

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    i have not read much about this program o here , but saw if on Amazon for £22 3 users and in the top ten reviews it was number 1

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    So i thought i would give a go, and it has been fantastic really, no slow down, ahs picked up a few things on my system, picks up all the eicar test, and i must say i am really pleased with this product, anyone else had any dealings/problems with it.
     
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  2. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

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    EICAR test is one of the basic test. Even rogues AV's are passing this EICAR test also...So you cannot judge an AV with this test.

    AFAIK Webroot is a Good is a good security suite but its bit heavy on the system.
     
  3. CiX

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    Few days ago I upload eicar file to virustotal(just for fun) and I saw 2 AV miss the eicar test file :thumbd:
     
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    So can you please let us know which one are those?
     
  5. CiX

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    If i am correct it should be quickheal and panda, but i upload it today all of the AV detect it :thumb: :)
     
  6. AvinashR

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    Okie...That's great.
     
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    Doesn't say a thing, EICAR is not malware, but a test file. It's for the company to chose if they detect it or not...
     
  8. Pleonasm

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    FYI -- For a recent review of Webroot Internet Security Essentials, please see here.
     
  9. webbit

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    does not sound too good then
     
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    In the last few weeks we had an incident with our engine at VT because of how VT was running the engines. The result is that some known malware which should have been detected, was shown as "not detected".

    This is fixed now.
     
  11. Fly

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    I wouldn't recommend Webroot.

    Just get one of the better suites as tested in av-comparatives.

    Privacy policy, abysmal tech support, instability, resource hogging, ask.com toolbar !

    Don't ever rely on toptenreviews. The best you can get from that is a discount, not advice !
     
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  12. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    WIS is 2nd tier, at best. Its best component (IMO) is its firewall -- a rebranded version of Private Firewall (PFW), an excellent FW utilizing Stateful Packet Inspection, plus it includes a baseline-adequate HIPS-type sub-component known as Dynamic Security Agent.

    Using PFW as a foundation (it's free at the link given above), you could easily assemble your own Internet Security suite by adding Avast or Avira plus Threatfire & running them in conjunction with Sandboxie. Very powerful combo!
     
  13. Santos_L_Halper

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    bellgamin,

    I agree. I've been using PrivateFirewall in conjunction with Avast! 5 free for some time now. It's been a very stable/secure setup.
     
  14. Fly

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    Does the firewall still have a memory leak ?
     
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