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Of course one product will perform better if you disable companion components of the competitor.
WD is designed to work with the other hardening components of the OS, of course it isn't a full suite like Webroot when you remove the built in OS measures that it relies on, its like shooting WD in the foot then testing it in an athletic competition.
so WSA features should also be disabled to be fair, but it wasn't...MRG had to disable SmartScreen to make Webroot and Windows Defender as equivalent as possible.
SmartScreen will block unsigned\unknown file whereas Webroot will default-allow unsigned\unknown file.