Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2013 - 5 Devices $19.99

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  1. justenough

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    Anyone know of any good deals for people who aren't in the US?

    Newegg only ships to locations within in the US and Puerto Rico.
     
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    Didn't you say you weren't going to use BitDefender again?

    How often do you get infected by viruses for it to matter which AV you use?

    Webroot is doing great lately and its impact on computer performance is negligible.
     
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    I think Webroot should follow Nortons lead, and pull out of the AV-C testing. There are too many goofballs that change their whole setup around the latest AVC test score. If their tests doesn't accurately reflect WSA abilities to protect, and I do not think they do, what good is it being tested by them?
     
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    anyone know if the lic can be used for a lower product model? i dont want the "extras" above the normal internet security version?? i have a few people i know that are using that now and i would like to get a few of these for them...
     
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    This article is great and betters my understanding of how WSA works BUT....

    1) I don't get this hidden auto sandbox thing where WSA will record everything silently and if something bad has happened, it will restore everything the way it was. Sounds nice on paper, but I question its ability to perform this task. What if while the sandbox recording is happening, then you are doing some important stuff in another program or in a document, etc.....what would happen when the Auto Sandbox decides to restore back the previous state of the system? a few glitches might happen here or there.

    2) So if scanning is done based on definitions in the cloud only, what happens when you are offline? how does the program scan?

    3) I would rather have a product that detects 90 - 100% of malware in the first place than having to deal with a product that will detect 60% of malware then reverse changes later on if detected and auto sandbox or what not.

    Not ditching the product, just not my cup of tea
     
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    And I would rather use a program that detects 95%+ of malware, uses 5meg of ram, almost zero CPU, and way under a gig of hard drive space. WSA is probably the most efficiently designed malware program available today (or ever).
     
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    LockBox, I looked on Amazon before starting the thread but didn't see the sale price you found, thanks for posting it. Side note: Newegg shows free shipping for WSA to my zip code using their 'Super Eggsaver' shipping.
     
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    Any idea where he's getting 60%? The AV-C test he links to shows 90% detection, and in the previous WSA thread it was pointed out to him it's 98.5% if you count user-dependent decisions, which I'm assuming we'd know what to do with. Don't want to be unnecessarily antagonistic here, but this is beginning to seem trollish.
     
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    look at the green. the yellow is so called "user dependent" so they dont count that as being automatically detected because its up to the user to make the decision on what to do with it.
     
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    Yes. Green 89.9% + Yellow 8.6% = 98.5%. I'll just assume we are agreeing, and you don't see 60% anywhere there either.
     
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    Also it has been said that user-dependent decisions has Auto Block or Allow and I have not seen the pop-up window myself so it's not seen in the user base that much if at all and could change in future builds with less user intervention. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2142234&postcount=17

    @ berryracer - Have a look at this video and see the rollback feature in action: -http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uKMZ1Ukw_7I

    TH
     
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    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ7KAINQqfQ&list=UUc90Ah7t_uK7CvHJ7pDZO1g&index=6&feature=plcp-

    also shows the rollback feature BUT also shows the low detection rate. i am not a you tube video follower but this video was made in response to the above linked video (and it is not mine)
     
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    Low detection rate? If I'm understanding, he had a little more than 200 samples that he didn't run, and WSA caught half of them. I'm new to WSA but isn't it true that if they'd been run, Webroot would have been able to see them in the cloud and then dealt with them and their effects, while preventing them from connecting to the internet in the mean time?
     
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    other av's when doing the same type of test with a similar amount of samples usually detect way more than 50% or so. again not my video but (and i am not a fan of his at all) but languy even showed a rouge av take webroot right down and basically render the system useless. ill have to find the link to that video. im sure they have by now added defs in the cloud for it though....but it did show a weakness imo. im not knocking it i actually like the concept but i have tested it myself and found it did not for me at least protect as well as i would have liked and im of the group that feels that even though it can remove after it shouldnt allow the infection in the first place. ill stick to my defs for this very reason..
     
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    I used to follow the stats from these test closely - but none of the products are perfect ever - user behavior is important

    I have used prevx and more recently wsa- I started off pairing it with a trad av kAV or Avast and found nothing...... these days I run WSA which is very light with hitman filling any gaps

    If you are worried about the remaining weaknesses appguard plugs most things.


    All of that running is very very light .... for me that is better than other options
     
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    Re: Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Offers

    newegg had the plus version free after rebate not sure if they still do but they did last night.
     
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    Re: Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Offers

    Found it at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832296068

    Webroot Internet Security Plus is free after $45 rebate if purchased by 11/29. Good find zfactor.
     
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