PC magazine downrates Webroot

  • 24 July 2023
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It's sad that PC Magazine no longer rates Webroot as an Editor’s Choice due to poor ransomware protection.

I still use Webroot and my siblings use it on my recommendation.  

But has its buyout by OpenText lead to a diminished performance?

I am fully aware that Webroot uses a method that most AV certification companies can’t measure but it seems to be going downhill.

 

 


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Webroot is working on better ransomware protection and in the very near future!

 

“DetectAndRemediate”

 

That’s all I can say!

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Will that be for business users only?

Userlevel 7
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No consumers as well.

Userlevel 7
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@mross 

We’ve been providing OpenText with lots of feedback on the product/services with regards to improvements. Although slow, things are moving forward. 

 

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It’s odd that Webroot’s website page Awards and Testimonials does not feature any awards since 2020.

Nor are there any press releases since 2019.  I think page is desperately in need of updating or removing as it gives the impression the company is moribund!

 

https://www.webroot.com/gb/en/about/press-room/releases?filter=2020

 

https://www.webroot.com/gb/en/about/press-room#heading-reviews-awards

Userlevel 7
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I TOTALLY agree. There needs to be some MAJOR investment ($$$) in R&D put into this as it’s starting to lag behind in tech AND marketing. 

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I TOTALLY agree. There needs to be some MAJOR investment ($$$) in R&D put into this as it’s starting to lag behind in tech AND marketing. 

Same here I fully agree for all platforms!

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