I purchased a new HP laptop running Windows 8.1 with a fourth generation I7 processor and installed Webroot a few with months ago. I heard that not only is it fast but it's was very effective at catching malware including backdoor and rootkits. I decided to try Webroot due to it's speed capability and effectiveness at catching rootkits and backtdoor infections. My previous laptop ran a I3 processor and Nortons NIS for 3 years.
I have always run Spywareblaster, SuperAntispyware and Malwarebytes + virus checker scans frequently. Malwarebytes is the pro version. My last 3 year old laptop ran the same protection with Norton and never got hit with the same surfing habits.
I have lots of Spyware and all the theft email on my new machine that keep reappearing. My gut feel is that Webroot is pure junk and NIS is light years ahead of it. Should I dump Webroot?
I will be back soon to am I infected for the rest.
Edited to add additional details.
Edited by Justa, 11 December 2013 - 10:56 PM.