Broomfield, CO – November 8, 2013
Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced that PCMag.com has given the latest release of Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus and Webroot SecureAnywhere® Internet Security Complete its top editorial honor, the Editors’ Choice award, for the third consecutive year. This designation is given to products that meet the highest qualifications and standards of PCMag.com’s editorial staff, and this year’s awards marks the 16th time Webroot products have been awarded Editors’ Choice.
“PCMag.com performs some of the most comprehensive product evaluations in the industry, so we are very honored to be recognized as Editors’ Choice for the third straight year,” said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy at Webroot. “Over the last year, our development team focused their efforts on extending our innovation in the areas consumers care about most: the effectiveness, performance and usability of their Internet security.”
PCMag.com awarded Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus an editor’s rating of “excellent” and a rank of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The AntiVirus edition was recognized as an Editors’ Choice selection for its superior malware detection and clean-up and its ability to install without incident on infected systems. PCMag.com reviewer Neil Rubenking said, “Webroot's detection rate of 89 percent and overall malware cleanup score of 6.6 points are both tops among products tested.” He added, “No other antivirus product comes close to Webroot when it comes to minimizing use of disk space. It’s hard to believe something so tiny can do everything it does.”
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete was referred to as a “tiny powerhouse,” with an editors’ rating of “excellent” and a rank of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The PCMag.com review praised the program’s efficient use of system resources and “super-fast installation,” which includes a full scan. It further recognized Webroot SecureAnywhere technology for its easy to use password management and file backup and sync features, as well as powerful malware removal and anti-phishing. “Webroot's online protection got a major upgrade with this edition, and it shows. Enhanced anti-phishing protection and impressive malware cleanup earned it top scores, beating long-time phishing champ Norton,” wrote Rubenking.
Purchasing and Availability
Webroot offers a broad range of security solutions for consumers including Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus, Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete, iOS SecureWeb, and SecureAnywhere™ Mobile for Android™. The Webroot SecureAnywhere consumer product family is available online at http://www.webroot.com and at select retailers. For additional product information, visit http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/.
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