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A Comparison of WebRoot vs BitDefender by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of WebRoot vs BitDefender by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of April 23, 2014).


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Versions:

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2014 - SecureAnywhere Antivirus is the entry level product. It comes with antivirus which updates itself and prevents malicious scripts from changing your settings without warning. It also blocks phishing attacks.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2014 - Webroot Internet Security Plus has the same features as the SecureAnywhere Antivirus version but it also includes some upgrades such as password management and protection for mobile devices. If you need a mobile tablet protected then this is your choice.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2014 - SecureAnywhere Complete includes all the previous features but it also backs up your system onto Webroot servers in case something goes drastically wrong. It also has a file shredder to prevent files from being recovered after deleting.
Versions:

BitDefender Antivirus Plus - The entry level product is BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2014 which includes the standard antivirus protection as well as some features such as USB scanning, remote launching, and search results checking to make sure you click on safe links.

BitDefender Internet Security - BitDefender Internet Security 2014 includes the same options as Antivirus Plus but it also includes antispam technology and parental control options. If you want the firewall and permanent file shredding options then you need this version.

BitDefender Total Security - BitDefender Total Security 2014 includes the same options as the Internet Security version but it has some cool features like an anti-theft option in case your laptop gets stolen, a file encryption option and a PC Tuneup.
Strengths:

SPEED. Webroot completes most scans in under two minutes. It's ranked the number #1 ranked antivirus for speed and performance out of 21 competitors according to an independent test study at AV Comparatives.
Webroot does not conflict with other antivirus programs so you can add it on top for additional security if you appreciate the features of another antivirus and do not want to get rid of the alternative.
Works on both Windows PC, Apple Mac, and if you have at least the Internet Security version it will protect your tablet and mobile devices as well.
Strengths:

First and foremost BitDefender comes with a full one year trial on most of their products which is unheard of but pretty darn cool.
BitDefender scores very well in AV Comparatives false alarm test ranking 5 out of 21 in not getting fooled by false positives.
You have to love the anti-theft feature in Internet Security if your laptop gets stolen. That is a great feature.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. WebRoot does not provide a virtual sandbox.
Virtual Sandbox:

There is a sandbox option in the BitDefender toolbar when browsing websites that you feel may not be safe.
PC Optimization:

No. WebRoot SecureAnywhere Complete 2013 offers System Cleanup, which will improve internet browsing speed, but it doesn't specifically address PC optimization / PC cleanup.
PC Optimization:

There is a PC Tuneup available only with Total Security (not on Antivirus Plus or Internet Security versions).
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. WebRoot provides automatic online backup up to 10GB per user.
Backups / Online Storage:

Bitdefender Safebox is the backup system which syncs your files in the cloud.
Parental Control:

No. We don't see anything specific to parental control options.
Parental Control:

BitDefender Total Security 2014 does have parental controls for blocking inappropriate content (even on schedule). It can also monitor Facebook activities.
Chat / IM Protection:

No. WebRoot does not provide chat protection / IM protection to our knowledge.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. Links that come through on Facebook and Twitter to prevent social media viruses.
Customer Support:

WebRoot has a troubleshooting agent which attempts to solve the problem. If that fails you can submit the issue via an online form.
Customer Support:

Support includes chat, phone, and an online forum.
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