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#1 Sintharius

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

Hello all,

I think I read somewhere that Webroot SecureAnywhere can be run alongside other AVs similar to MBAM or EAM.

However WSA in my mind has always been an AV, and thus is not recommended to use alongside another AV.

Can somebody clarify this?

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

From what I read back then, Webroot Security Anywhere is designed to run "alongside existing Antivirus to complement it and add protection", but I cannot find anything about that right now on their website. I'll keep on looking.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:04 PM

Webroot SecureAnywhere has three products...AntiVirus, Internet Security Plus and Internet Security Complete.

I have read similar reports about compatible with other anti-virus solutions but not on Webroot's site.

HSBC Webroot SecureAnywhere FAQs

Webroot SecureAnywhere is fully compatible with other mainstream antivirus products and will work alongside any existing antivirus software to detect and remove any threats it misses, and to protect your financial and personal information. You will not be asked to uninstall your existing antivirus when installing Webroot SecureAnywhere.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:29 PM

Should it be used like EAM and MBAM too?

To be honest I'm a little skeptical because WSA does not seem to offer additional AM protection similar to the other two.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:18 PM

I consider it an anti-virus product and would supplement it with either (or even both) MBAM and EAM.
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:22 PM

Running both is a bit overkill, but then I have EIS with MBAM Premium so who am I to judge? :lmao:

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:26 PM

I have ESET, EAM and MBAM Premium and my judgement is that they all play nice together. :wink:
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:39 PM

I guess the fact that another forum promotes the usage of Webroot SecureAnywhere along existing Antivirus on a system doesn't help, but that product is for sure an Antivirus and like quietman said and explains in his Computer Protection Basics tutorial, you should never run two Antivirus at once :wink: Also, I've heard of Webroot having really bad efficiency at blocking adwares in particuliar but that was a long time ago, don't know if they turned it around or not.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:13 AM

So the general verdict is to just treat WSA as an AV and support it with AM scanners, like we here at BC have always do.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:35 AM

So the general verdict is to just treat WSA as an AV and support it with AM scanners, like we here at BC have always do.

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