Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Webroot Cloud Antivirus 2012 – Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus Released – Their Beta Agreement

October 4 addendum - Webroot has finally come out with 2012 product. Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus received 4.5 stars in its recent PC Magazine review. It tied for Editors' Choice with Norton Antivirus 2012 from PC Magazine's Neil Rubenking. The review was posted October 4. Go to the following link for the review:


Go to the link below for PC Magazine's rankings of the Antivirus 2012 products reviewed to date.


Original Post

Webroot currently has Webroot Cloud Antivirus in beta. You can learn more about the product and register to download at http://www.webroot.com/customerSupport/betaRegistration.php

Webroot is playing it close to the vest about the product. Below are their “we’re no fun” paragraphs in the licensing agreement.

The Beta Software and all information provided by Webroot about the Beta Software is confidential information of Webroot ("Confidential Information"). You will not disclose Confidential Information to any third party or use Confidential Information for any purpose other than as expressly permitted in this Agreement. You agree that You will treat all Confidential Information with the same degree of care as You accord to Your own confidential information, which in no event will be less than reasonable care.

You will not disclose the existence of this Agreement, the existence, features, or capabilities of the Beta Software, or any of the activities pursued hereunder, without Webroot's prior written consent.

What was it Shakespeare wrote about lawyers?

The usual suspects, McAfee, Avast, Avira, G Data, among others, will be announcing their betas over the coming months.

Also in Beta

• F-Secure currently has F-Secure Internet Security 2012 in beta at http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA-Labs/beta-programs/home-users-beta/IS2012beta/
• Trend Micro Maximum Security 2012 and others at https://www.trendbeta.com/pages/main
• Norton Internet Security 2012 and Anti-Virus 2012 beta http://us.norton.com/beta/index.jsp
• BitDefender Total Security 2012 http://beta2012.bitdefender.com

Addendum, July 21 - AV-Comparatives Whole Product Real World Dynamic Test

Webroot may need to look at their scanning engine following the results of AV-Comparatives Whole Product Real World Dynamic Test, March through June. Webroot's product rated "tested" http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/dyn/wpdt2011_1_en.pdf

To see how PC Magazine has ranked some of the latest releases of best Internet Security 2012 suites, go to http://kensek.blogspot.com/2011/08/best-internet-security-suites-2012-pc.html . To see ratings of 20 best Internet Security 2011 suites, go to http://kensek.blogspot.com/2011/04/best-internet-security-suites-2011-pc.html


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