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

A custom antivirus comparison of WebRoot vs Kaspersky by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of April 18, 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:

Kaspersky Anti-virus 2014 - Includes standard antivirus and spyware detection of known threats along with proprietary technology for discovering new threats before they are well known. Antivirus 2014 also provides security against phishing techniques.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 - The Internet Security version improves on the Antivirus 2013 version by providing parental control options, a two way firewall, anti-spam, and an enhanced security environment for shopping and banking transactions.

Kaspersky PURE 3.0 Total Security - PURE 3.0 improves on the Internet Security version by adding features such as file encryption, file shredding, scheduled backup, a password manager and PC optimizing. If you need to secure multiple devices you can upgrade to Kaspersky One Universal Security which does the same thing as PURE 3.0 but simply is used for managing multiple devices.
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:

Tremendous proactive protection. Kaspersky has an outstanding record of identifying new forms of malware before they are known and recognized. Recently Kaspersky ranked #1 out of 17 different antivirus competitors at detecting unknown spyware via an independent study by AV Comparatives.
Kaspersky provides a keylogger defense mechanism called Safe Keyboard that launches when you interact with banks or payment websites to protect passwords when interacting with banks and online payments.
The System Watcher feature monitors your PC to detect dangerous behavior and allow you to undo or rollback most malicious actions.
Virtual Sandbox:

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

Yes. Kaspersky offers something called Safe Run mode which is a virtual sandbox environment.
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:

Yes. Kaspersky contains options for clearing browsing history, the cache, logs, and optimization of browser settings and Windows settings in general.
Backups / Online Storage:

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

Yes. Kaspersky offers very nice local backup features, including backing up to a local drive, an external drive, or even FTP for online backup functionality. You can even restore to a computer where Kaspersky PURE 3.0 is not installed.
Parental Control:

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

Yes. There are options to control access to access to the computer itself, the internet, programs, games, and individual websites. They even have remote management of parental controls!
Chat / IM Protection:

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

There is chat / IM protection in the Norton Internet Security version.
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:

Customer support is provided by via telephone, email, and online chat.
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