Webroot SecureAnywhere vs Qihoo 360 TSE

  • Webroot SecureAnywhere

    Votes: 14 51.9%
  • Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential (Only cloud engine)

    Votes: 13 48.1%
  • Total voters
    27
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Qihoo 360 TSE
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Performance and System Impact
Computer protection (Antivirus engine, Heuristic engine)
Internet protection (Web Guard, Anti-Phishing, Antispam, Browser extension)
Proactive protection (Behavior blocker, HIPS, Sandbox)
Network protection (Firewall, Botnet protection)

LDogg

Level 28
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Why I voted Webroot over Qihoo, I've had both of them on my system, the main factor is lightness, Webroot has this.

What I love about Qihoo is their sandbox, slight downside is if you enable all 5 engines in Qihoo its fairly heavy on resources. Downside of Webroot, a folder called WRA in Temp keeps filling up massively.

Every product has pros and cons. You have to look at what products are good for you, your daily routine and the types of protection you want.

~LDogg
 
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Nagisa

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They are two completely different programs in terms of their methods. I don't think they can be compared. It's just my opinion. Best regards.
I won't use the rollback feature of Webroot. I'm just caring the signatures, heuristic detection and BB capability of them.
 

n0k0m3

Level 1
So personal opinion on Webroot since I had the license and used it for half a year (note this is my personal experience, others may vary):
Webroot brings more trouble than it solved.
  • Some program like Adguard or Unikey (Vietnamese keyboard) doesn't work properly with webroot anti-keylogging (basically it will default deny anything that tries to access your web browser), Microsoft IME (Japanese) doesn't work well in browser (same reason).
  • While scanning and update is blazing fast, it does slow down the startup significantly
  • While on-demand is ok, active protection is meh, it doesn't stop a process from running and it only noticed the problem when the damages are done (adware, not ransomware). Because of this I switched to ESET and Unchecky.
  • ROLLBACK FEATURE IS ****. It broke more stuff than actually fixing them. This is the main reason why I stopped using webroot immediately.
I don't know much about Qihoo, but if you are a privacy paranoia then don't go with it. But srsly I don't give a fck if someone from Chinese CAC, US NSA, or Russia KGB is watching porn or shitposting with me (and I don't understand why any normal person give a sht either).

Edit: Also facebook messenger video chat doesn't work well with Webroot either.
 

LDogg

Level 28
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With Webroot, can you delete the WRData folder? If so would be effect Webroot in functioning at all?

~LDogg
 

LDogg

Level 28
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By booting into safe mode I believe, but it's pointless because that folder will just fill back up again. There's threads on their forum from 7 years ago, they don't seem to care.
Looks like I may have to search for another AV module then xD. I may use Comodo Internet Security Free. Seems fairly light on the system too!

Really dislike the idea about this folder. Maybe uninstall Webroot and delete this folder after.

~LDogg
 
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Looks like I may have to search for another AV module then xD. I may use Comodo Internet Security Free. Seems fairly light on the system too!

Really dislike the idea about this folder. Maybe uninstall Webroot and delete this folder after.

~LDogg
I was using Webroot as a second layer but had to ditch it for this reason. How big is your folder and how long have you had Webroot installed?
 
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LDogg

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Manually deleting some of the .db files after shutting down protection for Webroot seems to do the job. Back down to 300mb ish, I don't mind this.

I've had webroot for about 28 days exactly now. And was 1.2GB. The folder does get bigger the more you install & uninstall software. The only file I do not know if it's safe to delete is the .dmp file which is 150mb, could be safe to delete but I won't.

~LDogg
 

LDogg

Level 28
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This may help, as I had a look online from various forums:
You can delete the db.numbers.db files if you know for sure that your not infected. Now for awhile Webroot has locked these files so you have to turn off WSA and then you will be able to delete these db.numbers.db files, also you can delete the dump file as well and if it continues then contact support as they might want it and ask you to download and run wsalogs log gathering utility. Again to stop it from growing again contact support and ask them to white-listed your unknown files.

As you can see my WRData Folder doesn't have any db.numbers.db files and is nice and clean and I don't have any unknown files in my scan log.
The article posts going down has the same problems as other people with the consumer version of Webroot, from what I gather all you do is disabled the protection from Webroot and delete any .db and .dmp files. Doesn't seem to disrupt the working of Webroot at all. Link for article here: Webroot SecureAnywhere Discussion & Update Thread

~LDogg
 
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This may help, as I had a look online from various forum:


The article posts going down has the same problems as other people with the consumer version of Webroot, from what I gather all you do is disabled the protection from Webroot and delete any .db and .dmp files. Doesn't seem to disrupt the working of Webroot at all. Link for article here: Webroot SecureAnywhere Discussion & Update Thread

~LDogg
The side of the folder is only half of the problem, if you have an SSD the constant writing will reduce its lifespan.
 

Momus

Level 1
Why I voted Webroot over Qihoo, I've had both of them on my system, the main factor is lightness, Webroot has this.

What I love about Qihoo is their sandbox, slight downside is if you enable all 5 engines in Qihoo its fairly heavy on resources. Downside of Webroot, a folder called WRA in Temp keeps filling up massively.

Every product has pros and cons. You have to look at what products are good for you, your daily routine and the types of protection you want.

~LDogg
Hi LDogg, this might be a little off topic, but how would you describe the lightness between Webroot and Eset?
 

LDogg

Level 28
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The side of the folder is only half of the problem, if you have an SSD the constant writing will reduce its lifespan.
Could be the case, I'll keep my eye on this, as I did only recently install some new programs and have watched the folder become bigger, I've also disabled the AVs regular scans as well. Hopefully this may stop the folder from becoming larger in size.

Hi LDogg, this might be a little off topic, but how would you describe the lightness between Webroot and Eset?
I would say Webroot is lighter in terms of installation and consumption on Memory when in use. However if you had to choose between the two I would highly suggest ESET. Fantastic product with great protection.

~LDogg
 

Momus

Level 1
Could be the case, I'll keep my eye on this, as I did only recently install some new programs and have watched the folder become bigger, I've also disabled the AVs regular scans as well. Hopefully this may stop the folder from becoming larger in size.


I would say Webroot is lighter in terms of installation and consumption on Memory when in use. However if you had to choose between the two I would highly suggest ESET. Fantastic product with great protection.

~LDogg
Thank you very much for your reply. I choose Avira ( in terms of lightness) some days ago and now I came back to Eset IS again. Simply like it best of all but haven’t tried Webroot so far.
 

LDogg

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Thank you very much for your reply. I choose Avira ( in terms of lightness) some days ago and now I came back to Eset IS again. Simply like it best of all but haven’t tried Webroot so far.
Thank you very much for your question. ESET was a wise choice to make for your system. I wouldn't recommend Webroot, as you would have to manually delete files from the WRData folder every so often, but I won't be uninstalling, as I got this free within a Giveaway. Will not be using going forward after that. Will be using Comodo IS Free after. Very light from what I've seen on tests and other things.

~LDogg
 
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