I forget how it works but, I remember hearing something like you get samples from known viruses from all around the world yes? I would be greatly interested in knowing just how good it really is. (don't tell me your critical secrets lol. because hackers could learn about it too.)
Also webroot must've been made by someone truly brilliant. (my bad if it sounds like i am sucking up to you) again for what seems like the omph time... I am curious. Very much so...
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Some would say that the only downside is that because almost all the analysis take place in the cloud you are not protected when not online. The other way of looking at it is what is the safest way to avoid being infected over the Web...do not connect...so that sort of puts that argument into context IMHO..And as far as I am aware WSA does include some aspect of client side heuristics to provide a level of protect when disconnected. So I completely agree with David's view. In fact I and my family all use WSA as the primary line of defense, having moved over from other mainstream providers because the had such a drag on the system when compared to WSA.
Also, the only main security app that I run on my Windows tablet is WSA...have tried a couple of other apps but on a tablet they are really detrimental to battery life. Won't be quite as bad on a laptop but IMHO WSA will always be less resource hungry than just about anything else outhere and give you as good, if not better, protection...but that is just my view. ;)
Finally, and this is very personal in response to you question "Also webroot must've been made by someone truly brilliant." I would say, without hesitation...YES, and he is backed up by a very good development team...and he takes the time to interest himself in what the users report, either here or on other forums. :D
Hope that helps?
Here's 3 Great Video's with Webroot CEO, Dick Williams and Michael Malloy, Executive VP of Product and Strategy of Webroot Inc.
Thanks...that is now bookmarked for future reference/questions of the same type.
several edits due to mobile issues.
"Malware is at such high levels (more than 60 million unique samples per year) that protecting an endpoint with traditional antivirus software has become futile. More than 100,000 new types of malware are now released every day, and antivirus vendors are racing to add new protection features to try to keep their protection levels up. But new features need even more CPU and RAM resources, which reduces performance and usability to even more unacceptable levels. The torrent of new malware is also forcing antivirus vendors to continually update their signature/protection files, with more than 5MB of updates per day being commonplace."
Same link as above: http://www.webroot.com/us/en/partners/technology-partners/webroot-intelligence-network
A liittle over 7 years later a Mac version did arrive and it was well worth the wait! Apart from some recent kernel panics on user switching with Apples latest Mavericks OSX I can't remember any significant show stopping reasons why someone would be justified in making that negative Mac orientated comment?
In any event the kp's in Mavericks gave WSA development the opportunity to demonstrate that they retained their superlative tech support and customer facing focus by providing a patch/fix within a few weeks! YMMV clearly....
Eh I guess I heard wrong about the mac ver lol. Well I hope the cloud always remains safe. Whatever that is."
Have a great day!