WSA Mobile Vs Premium

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  1. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    I recently installed WSA mobile for Android and discovered there's a premium version. Is there a product comparison sheet somewhere that outlines the differences between the two?
     
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    You can have a look here and just check out the features of each. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webroot.security.full also this version is on a Holiday Special for $0.99! And check out here http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-mobile-security-android-phone.html

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  3. Victek

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    Went ahead and got myself Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile Premier App for my Android/Smartphone (Couldn't resist for 99¢) and am now in the testing/debating phase on whether or not it stays. Having already tried Kaspersky (Heavy on the phone) Dr Web (Nice and free but not a lot of extras) Avast (not my cup of tea) Lookout (Off my phone for good) I'll give it a good go for a few days and see how it affects the normal usage of the phone (Lag,battery consumption and the like)
     
  5. Victek

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    So far I'm not noticing any impact on performance. I'll be interested to hear what you think after you've tested it.
     
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    I had to remove it. It was consuming way to much battery and my phone became unusable, more sluggish then with Kaspersky. I'm sure it works fine with many other phones but with mine it was a no go.
     
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    Do you have an automatic task killer installed? Anything that "recovers phone memory" or "Improves phone performance"?

    The Webroot Android app uses about 25MB of RAM and zero CPU/Battery when idle. It only does anything actively when a file is written to the phone or SD card or when scanning or you receive a phone call or SMS. The Phone call or SMS activity takes a few millionths of a second. The stuff when you write a file takes under a tenth of a second.

    BUT...

    If you have something trying to "increase performance" by killing other tasks, Webroot will keep being restarted automatically by the phone after it's killed and then your battery and performance will go to heck. So if you even see Webroot on the "What has been using battery" list after an hour, something is messing with it, because on a properly-working phone it will do its scan and then go to deep sleep completely, and then it doesn't use enough power to even show up on that list after an hour or so.
     
  8. LoneWolf

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    The only thing that would be in that category that I have would be Juice Defender Ultimate, would that cause my issue?
     
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    Potentially, if it kills tasks at all. Advanced Task Killer is another that can cause it. It's one of those things that's hard to diagnose to a degree since it's not always easy to tell what is causing the problem.
     
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    I use Juice Defender Ultimate and it has no task killing function. I did have Advanced Task Killer (ATK) installed, but it was set to only run manually and Webroot Secure Anywhere Premium (WSAP) was on the exclusion list. Still I removed ATK because I've also been seeing a major battery drain since installing WSAP. I've been wondering why WSAP doesn't even show up in the battery usage statistics? I use GSAM Battery Monitor and it displays a long list of apps including those that use 0% battery and WSAP isn't on the list. That doesn't seem right.

    I've uninstalled WSAP for the moment and will observe battery life for a day or two to see if I can rule it out as the problem. I would hate to have to stop using it.
     
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    Two possibilities:
    1: GSAM rounds down to 0%, so anything that doesn't even have a battery use big enough to be rounded down won't show.
    2: GSAM reads currently-running-processes and something is killing Webroot so much that it's never currently running when GSAM checks.

    You might want to get catlog and see if something wonky shows up when you filter for "webroot", also check running applications under your apps list and see if Webroot stays consistently and when you select it, it shows up as a steady running for time and not restarting or suchnot.
     
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    I'm happy to say that the battery problem was apparently caused by other apps which I removed, including (ironically) the battery monitoring app. I reinstalled WSAP and as you indicated it doesn't seem to be having any impact. I've only given it a day though so we'll see...
     
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    That's what we always see. ^.^

    The only time I've seen Webroot even showing battery use is right after turning on and scanning or if something keeps killing it.

    I'm glad you were able to narrow it down. Android is weird. Two days ago my phone ate battery hugely for no apparent reason. There were no changes to any apps or anything at all. Just that day it went down to 20% battery by 3pm. Usually the whole day takes me down to about 67%. Never did find out what caused it. I rebooted and the next day it was fine.
     
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    I've seen this too on occasion and haven't been able to figure it out. I've come to the conclusion that Android sometimes needs to be rebooted just like windows to sort things out. Also, many people may not know that the "fast boot" feature in Android phones doesn't actually reboot the OS when you turn them Off/On. Fast Boot needs to be turned off.
     
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    So it was Juice Defender Ultimate that was conflicting o_O
    If you don't mind me asking which other apps was causing you problems with WSA?
     
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    I uninstalled Webroot SA Premium, GSAM Battery Monitor, Solid Explorer, and Advanced Task Killer. They were all recently installed apps. After a waiting a day to confirm that the battery usage had returned to normal I reinstalled WSAP. So far the battery usage has remained normal. I can't say for sure which of the other apps was causing the problem. I did not uninstall Juice Defender Ultimate. It seems to be working fine on JB 4.1.1
     
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