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PC Magazine Calls New Webroot Product "The Best Antispyware We’ve Ever Seen"

Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware Wins PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award for a Record Ninth Time

Boulder, CO – November 3, 2008

Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 6.0 has received the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award. In a recent review, the new consumer security solution was awarded a 4.5 out of 5 star rating for its malware blocking, detection and removal prowess. This award marks the ninth time Webroot has received the Editors’ Choice for antispyware, an accomplishment unmatched in the security market.

The PC Magazine Editors' Choice is awarded to products and services that stand out from others in their respective categories. During extensive testing conducted by PC Magazine, Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 6.0 was recognized for its superiority in detecting, removing and blocking malicious software.

"Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 6.0 didn't miss a single malware sample. It excels both at cleaning malware-infested systems and at keeping threats out of clean systems, and it beat all of the other standalone antispyware products and security suites that I've tested," said PC Magazine Lead Analyst Neil Rubenking. "As a useful bonus, it comes with 1GB of online backup, and also local backup."

The integrated backup is a new security feature that automatically protects users’ digital photos, music and other valuable files. Webroot is currently the only software maker to include automatic backup as part of a standalone antivirus and antispyware solution. Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 6.0 is one of several new security products recently announced by the company. Other new products include Webroot Spy Sweeper, and the Webroot Internet Security Essentials suite, both of which include file backup.

"Webroot is very proud to be recognized by PC Magazine for our continued leadership in anti-malware protection; the primary security technology demanded by consumers," said Webroot Senior Vice President and General Manager Paul Lipman. "Viruses and spyware costs consumers billions of dollars every year, so protection is even more important in these challenging economic times. Webroot’s desktop security products provide consumers with unmatched value based on protection of their PC and their valuable data, aggressive price points and superior customer support."

Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware is available online at and at major retailers nationwide.

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Webroot® is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways users connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of cloud-based security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Over 7 million consumers, 1.5 million business users and 1.3 million mobile users are protected by Webroot. Market-leading security companies, including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose Webroot to provide advanced Internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot operates globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit