Q Antivirus Install Size:Antivirus Install Size
Another joke category. Who cares about that? It neither affects performance, nor did anybody ever ran out of disk space because his AV took up 300 - 1.000 MB. Something they forgot to mention: if Webroot is monitoring a lot of stuff, the WRDATA folder in C:\ProgramData may grow to several GBs of space.
Antivirus Scan Times
Next joke category. Not only is it unimportant but the information in the picture is also wrong. A quick scan with Norton and Kaspersky doesn't take 20 minutes. Unless they have compared a quick scan of Webroot with full scans of Norton and Kaspersky, which is fraudulent in my opinion. Also you have to account for that each product has a different depth of examination, hence superficial products will always fare better here.
But the aforementioned categories are very important for Webroot and I can tell you why. They are categories at the PassMark performance test and are the major reasons for Webroot looking so good there. If you take a look at the important categories, which actually affect performance, you will see very little difference in comparison to the powerful programs, like ESET and Kaspersky, which do much more than just checksum scanning. Just take a look at browsing speed. Kaspersky, Norton and ESET are faster there even though they examine the http stream much more intensively than Webroot does. If they removed the joke categories like installation size, installation time, memory usage and scan time, the difference between Webroot and the programs that actually DO something would not be recognizable.
Tiny Local App Jaroch explained that all the SecureAnywhere products are exactly the same file, with different features turned on based on which license key you use. Where most security suite installers weigh in anywhere from 60MB to well over 200MB, SecureAnywhere would fit on a floppy disk, so there's no reason to create separate versions.
Jaroch's team totally built the product from the ground up using raw C code. There are no embedded bitmaps, no visual tool libraries, no buttons. Every element of the user interface is rendered as needed.
"If you snap a screenshot of our product and save it as a bitmap, the screenshot will be bigger than the product itself," Jaroch said. Morris added that this minuscule local client leaves little "surface area" exposed to attack by malware. Note all versions from the same Download file.
Q2: like ESET and Kaspersky, which do much more than just checksum scanning.
According to Morris, this database, code named ENZO, can include as many as two million database rows for a single process.
Way more than checksum scanning!
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