A solid, usable package with online backup to boot.
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Webroot Internet Security Essentials - or WISE, as it cleverly abbreviates - is the company's first home security suite, but it feels like a mature product. The interface is clean and sensibly laid-out, and we found its green and grey colour scheme calming. It's only a shame that actually getting to the front-end after booting was a slightly drawn-out experience, with nearly 30 seconds of CPU activity while WISE was initialising.Still, our impressions improved once the package was up and running. In our malware detection test WISE scored 88% - equal with Kaspersky, though slightly behind McAfee and the other front-runners. Its 57% score in the web test was respectable too, placing it joint fourth along with BitDefender. And while it didn't make our test PC wholly invisible or invulnerable to network attack, it did lock it down so that only one serious vulnerability could be detected.The suite has a few rough edges: in 2008 we don't expect a firewall to ask whether Internet Explorer can access the internet. And when a new version of the program became available it required us to re-enter our licence key - which it helpfully provided in the same requester! We were also nonplussed by its offer to add an Ask toolbar to our browser: we don't expect pushy advertising like this in commercial software.The price isn't bad considering you get a backup module with 2GB of online storage - not enough to store a media collection, but ample for the really important files. In all it's a well-conceived, functional package - not a top performer in every area, but if you have a fetish for apple green you could do a lot worse.
This Review appeared in the March 2009 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine
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