I have just converted to Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus from Norton Antivirus as our subscription was through Best Buy and they are no longer supporting Norton Antivirus through subscription. It was a free conversion. Anyway, it is for three computers. My two computers use Hughesnet, so no problems there, but my folks have dialup for their computer and theirs is the third one that I have to convert tomorrow. My question is, being that Webroot uses the cloud based definitions and all that, will this work for them using dialup? With Norton, I had their computer set up to NOT automatically update, and every few days I would bring it over here and update it through my Hughesnet, including Windows updates as well. With Webroot it has to be able to automatically update as needed to work properly, correct? So, again, will this work on dialup or is it going to cause massive slow downs anytime they are online because of the constant communication with Webroot's servers? If it will cause all kinds of slowdowns, if I set it to NOT automatically update will it still provide them any protection, or no because it doesn't keep the definitions on the computer like Norton did?
They don't do much browsing except for going to baseball card sites and reading their emails, so I could always just use Microsoft Security Essentials for theirs if Webroot is going to be a problem. They have Windows 7 still and use AOL
And, before anyone suggests it, we can't get DSL, cable or Fios here. Two years ago I even got a petition with over 50 signatures on it to convince them to install the DSL equipment in the access box at the end of our road, but they still didn't do it after telling me they would consider it. Stuck with dialup or Hughesnet.
Thanks in advance for the help.