Activating a Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security key is really simple, just follow these steps:
If you have activated the key according to the guide but the code appears not to work, please check what type of error message you receive and depending on it follow the appropriate instructions:
Webroot has two scanning options – the Deep Scan and the Quick Scan. You can schedule them
daily, weekly or when you turn on your computer.
Realtime Shield is a Webroot security feature that is more widely known as the real-time protection.
It’s available on both Windows and MacOS and you can enable or disable it in the advanced settings.
Webroot antivirus includes a firewall that is available on Windows devices. It’s supposed to be a virtual security wall to protect your computer from malicious programs that may enter through an external network.
Webroot’s Identity Protection feature is designed to safeguard your accounts, usernames, and other private information against keyloggers, spyware, and other malicious programs that target personal data.
It’s available on Windows devices and consists of Identity Shield and Phishing Shield. The former one protects your sensitive information while the latter – blocks potentially dangerous websites that can trick you into revealing your private details.
Webroot uses cloud-based malware databases and employs heuristics to learn about new threats quicker. This way it can detect even the latest malware variants that are hard to identify.
With the help of Webroot’s System Optimizer feature, you can automatically free up some space on your Windows or Mac computer and improve its performance. It deletes unnecessary, duplicate, and unused files on your system once enabled.
The Secure Erase feature is more widely known as a file shredder and is available on both MacOS and Windows. It deletes files by overwriting content with random data. This way, the digital information is permanently deleted and cannot be exploited by anyone.
Webroot antivirus includes the HTTP proxy which requests resources on your behalf and can change your IP address. It’s useful if you want to hide your true location when visiting different websites. However, since HTTP proxy doesn’t encrypt your traffic, there’s a chance that your real IP address can be leaked.
Webroot gives an option to use the services of a well-known password manager, LastPass.
Webroot antivirus offers three different subscription options: AntiVirus, Internet Security Plus, and Internet Security Complete. Here you can find a detailed comparison of included features and pricing:
|Fast scanning, ransomware and identity protection, real-time anti-phishing protection, a firewall, and network connection monitoring
|Internet Security Plus
|Everything as with AntiVirus plan, plus protection for smartphones/tablets, custom protection for Chromebook, and a password manager
|Internet Security Complete
|Everything as with Internet Security Plus plan, plus cleans the device, improves performance and eliminates traces of online activity
Webroot AntiVirus is the basic plan which covers 1 device for $25.99/year. It includes all the essential security features – a firewall, ransomware protection, and anti-phishing tools – which makes it a decent choice for a single user seeking basic protection.
Webroot Internet Security Plus is a mid-tier subscription option that additionally offers protection for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebook. This plan covers 3 devices for $38.99/year and is useful if you need protection for multiple gadgets.
The most advanced plan is Webroot Internet Security complete. Apart from everything offered by the two other subscriptions, this one also eliminates traces of your online activity. It covers 5 devices for $51.99/year.