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Posted 29 August 2012 - 16:32
Posted 29 August 2012 - 16:33
well that example has been reported on in the news and some substitute teacher got fired and revoked when there was a porn ad shown and the PC got infected as well. many of those sites are malicious. They know tons of people are looking for hairstyles and it's an easy grab. same with mp3 download sites and warez ones.
go ahead and post the uneditied video ;-)
BTW I'm not trying to diss you or anything I'm just curious...
I had adblocking on when I visited those sites as well as a HOSTS file and that included 1000s of ad networks. I have been running that for years.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 16:38
I have 13 copies of this at home because every time I buy a computer from eBuyer for a client they ship a copy of this as well and the client always tells me to keep it. Might give it a go, running MSE the now but may as well try a premium AV when it's free.
Is this okay to use on Win 8 RTM?
Posted 29 August 2012 - 16:43
Here you go: http://youtu.be/4AV0zG6_ZlM
I uploaded it to YouTube just for you.
(You'll have to imagine the audio)
Posted 29 August 2012 - 16:59
Posted 29 August 2012 - 17:09
Well after half an hour or so of use I've got quite a few praises to sing for it, the install was instantaneous, seriously I actually sneezed when I pressed continue after entering my license key and when I looked back at the screen the Webroot UI was sitting staring at me!
The UI looks really nice, it isn't overly complicated and at a glance you get all of the info that you need. The first thing I did was run a scan and checked the footprint as it was going, barely took up any resources at all, basically the same amount as MSE was taking. The scan took 7 minutes which was pretty good, I have a 500Gb hard drive that is almost full and my system isn't the best, 3.4Ghz dual core cpu and 8Gb ram but that is that same time as MSE took. It picked up a couple of infected files which MSE had missed all together and then promptly removed them. All in all I'm pretty impressed, the sandbox feature will come in handy for testing programs in the future (that is if it works properly, but from my experiences so far I'm sure it will).
I'll give it a few more days and see how I get on but I'm sure I'll be keeping this on my system. I'm running Windows 8 Pro btw.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 17:18
Posted 29 August 2012 - 17:19
Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:06
How is your protection superior to something like Sophos (I use Sophos) ???
Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:19
Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:35
Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:52
The reason I will not use this software is simply because it has far too many false-positives and misses much more malware compared to an AV such as NOD32 or Kaspersky. Has it since been updated to work more efficiently? I really do like the idea of a cloud AV and the minimal memory usage. If Webroot fixes the problems with it by the time my NOD32 subscription runs out in November, I will definitely consider switching. As per my last few tests, it just was not cutting it. I can do some video reviews of it to show you what I am referring to. I will use the exact same links to test on Webroot SecureAnywhere and NOD32 or Kaspersky.