So when I saw this opportunity to use and review an Antivirus Software I was both excited and a little scared. I knew I needed to find a new one though since my Norton subscription is about to expire so I bit the bullet. I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised and not a bit frantic trying to figure out how to use this software. It's really easy to use!
One of the reason's I have stuck with Norton has been because it didn't seem like a system hog. I hate it when supposed protection makes my system frustratingly slow. I'd rather be without protection than have to wait an hour for a page to load. Yes, that might be a bit of an exaggeration but it FEELS that long even if it doesn't actually take that long. And that's what matters! If it's a bigger aggravation to use the product than it is to clean a virus, there's a problem and I have found many of the free ones to be that stinkin' aggravating!
Webroot Secure Anywhere was a surprise though. First, just to see, I installed it WITH Norton still running. I noticed no slow downs or other issues. Then Norton got all gripey about it and kept insisting I delete Webroot. Apparently Norton doesn't play well with others lol. it literally kept "warning" me that Norton wouldn't function properly with Webroot installed. Webroot never warned me about anything and after 3 weeks still hasn't seemed to care that Norton was there at all. It completes it's scans just fine, protects me in real time, runs on all my browsers and hasn't thrown a temper tantrum yet about anything. Since I disabled Norton, my computer seems to run faster too!
In fact, I like it well enough that I am going to use Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus for my tablet and my smartphone as well. Now, for those of you who are more techy than I am and want to know more......I am not great at explaining things the way you might like, so here are some facts straight from the company themselves:
The complete online security choice of computer experts to protect your computers, mobile devices and files.
- All-in-One Security – Goes beyond PC protection to defend your Mac, mobile devices, identity, system and personal files
- Groundbreaking Protection – Defeats viruses, spyware and online threats with no slowdowns
- Online File Backup – 25 GB of online protection to keep your files and photos safe and make them available on all your devices
- Fully Compatible with Windows 8 – Tested by AV-Test and certified compatible
All that and the fact that I LOVE it should tell you to give it a shot. It's not freeware, but it is great software that does exactly what it's supposed to and it does it well! Even for people like me!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.