Webroot, the only small AV left.

Discussion in 'Webroot' started by Windows Defender Shill, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Windows Defender Shill

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    My overall usage drops precipitously
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    I forgot about Panda
     
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  2. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    Roll back won't help you if your personal data or login credentials already exfiltrated.
     
  3. Opcode

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    Panda are not as liked by other vendors because they do things which most probably deem unethical. They have a browser extension for safe online browsing which can hijack your search engine automatically to a custom MyStart page (associated with many other browser hijackers in adware/PUPs in the past, even this website has an article about it on the official MT blog). They get so many complaints but just didn't care. They even had a forum query about fixing it and the support about it was atrocious haha.

    They might have good protection, I do not know, but doing that stuff to make money especially without being 100% clear and helping revert those actions in a good manner is just unethical IMO and therefore I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them. Rather use a rogue AV than Panda (or McAfee as well). Panda feels like a rogue with its unethical extensions and McAfee feels like a GUI asking me to pay more money (well it did until they redesigned it)

    The MyStart page just uses Yahoo search and displays advertisements... like wow how about you block those ads instead huh?
     
  4. _CyberGhosT_

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    Why not employ EAM, If WR is now indeed utilizing EAM sigs, why not skip the middle man and install EAM
    its just as light without the FW and far superior with a bad azz Behavior Blocker
     
  5. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
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    Oh yeah I agree with Cyber. Especially if Webroot causes many issues with detection which @Slyguy was talking about or doesn't crack down on PUPs/PHAs well... Emsisoft does! In fact Emsisoft really hate PUPs. ESET hate them a lot as well

    I can't say if I think WR is good or bad, it would be unfair of me to even share an opinion on that considering I have never tested it to an extent like others in the past. So if some think it is good then thats cool and vice versa. But if someone is using WR and has issues like allegedly happened with others, honestly the best alternate would probably be EAM I think

    It has gotten to the point where usually the only recommendation I have to give is just to use EAM because of how much they actually care about their users (protection + privacy) and how good their product is
     
  6. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    Good post. My 'default' recommendation now extends to Emsisoft and only Emsisoft. Of course that is outside of the company where I work, applying to friends/family.. Often the question is asked at family events 'Hey bro, which AV?', I just say Emsisoft and move on. Knowing that the vast majority of them are mindless clickers, and EAM's stance on PUP/PUA/RW gives them added protection they won't find with other products.
     
  7. bjm_

    bjm_ Level 3

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    told me too
     
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  8. tonibalas

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    I am using WR for about a month now.
    I wanted to see how it performs.
    As always RAM usage is very small but the good thing is that i don't notice to much CPU usage which for me is important.
    As for protection it's WebFilter so far seems good.
    @_CyberGhosT_ said that WR is utilizing EAM sigs. If that is true then it's a big plus for WR.
    Now about WRData mine is only 15,8 MB.
    As for disk space WR takes about 50 MB.
    My opinion is that EAV and WR are the lightest av's on my system.
    Very close to them is EAM.
    I have used all 3 of them and i am very satisfied, but then again i am not a happy clicker;)
     
  9. Umbra

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    no idea where he got this info.
     
  10. tonibalas

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    Yeah it's the first time i heard it too.
    At the moment it seems that Webroot have solved some bugs that i have seen in the past.
    So far so good.
     
  11. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    #31 Sunshine-boy, Dec 2, 2017
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    Everyone can analyze the windows with this tool!! it can tell me what is slowing down my computer!special tool because shows you the number of handles and threads!I tried many tools but this one does the job better than others!
     
  12. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

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    AFAIK WSA has Identity Protection which doesn't let "monitored/unknown apps" to log keystrokes or get personal data. But I am not sure the extent of this feature.
     
  13. Nightwalker

    Nightwalker Level 7

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    Very good post, I was going to write something similar (about explorer and WRDATA) so you saved me some time :D

    I just want to add that Webroot doesnt have a proper Win32 emulator/unpacker, cant detect polymorphic or desinfect file infector viruses (old stuff I know) and has very poor protection against legacy malware.

    Personally I dont like full cloud antivirus, I think they simple sucks because usually they lack proper emulators and unpackers, something that is very important against handcrafted malware and APT.

    For the OP, I would suggest ESET 11, it is very light by all measurements.
     
  14. woodrowbone

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    I just asked myself ;), the OP show a pic of his mem usage, I gave the same back but with Panda installed. Easy as that...

    /W
     
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  15. Muddy7

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    I used to get a virus at least once every six months probably more frequently. This was despite trying various different security protections recommended by my shop. I remember using Symantec and Trend Micro. I think I tried others but I can't remember which, it's so long ago.

    Since changing to Prevx->WSA in Oct 2006, I haven't been infected once and that's the honest truth.

    Other people's mileages may vary, of course...
     
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  16. _CyberGhosT_

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    I was commenting on a comment someone else made, I was not stating they "did"
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    See post #24 for reference ;)
     
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  17. tonibalas

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    Thanks for the clarification, though it would be great if they use EAM sigs;)
     
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  18. bjm_

    bjm_ Level 3

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    Um, do you run only WebrootSA. What other security soft do you run?
     
  19. Muddy7

    Muddy7 Level 1

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    #39 Muddy7, Dec 3, 2017
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    None.
     
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