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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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