Q: Avie, What security software do you recommend – you know, Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware / Firewall – aren’t they all the same?
A:Great question. Actually, the top anti-virus products are NOT all the same. They are designed to work in different ways; their software integrates differently on your computer and devices; and they often approach protection in very different ways. Old-School methods of “Definitions” don’t work very well any more – with all of the malware variants, more behavior based approaches are necessary. That is where my choice comes in – Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete. Webroot utilizes the “Cloud” to warehouse it’s vast database of signatures and the client side is very small. It is designed to monitor what goes on in system and calls home to verify with that Cloud to confirm you don’t have any nasty stuff installed. If it finds that through behavior, something is wrong, it can reverse the “changes” made since the culprit was installed and bring the repaired state back to normal. With security updates made to all other programs including the Operating System, I have not found a Webroot protected system to be compromised as long as I’ve had it installed.
Webroot’s Cloud-Based Signatures and very small client side software set it apart
from other approaches to Virus and Malware protection. It quickly downloads
and installs on Windows and Mac clients and also supports Android and iOS devices.
The version Your Tech Concierge™ recommends Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete
is licensed to support 5 machines for 1-year. Special pricing is always available
to aSKaVIE client’s via the link below and on our Anti-Virus Boutique page.
If you need any help with your purchase or installation, please let me know.