The following is an actual user-submitted question:
Q: Is Webroot good software? I just had my lap top repaired. I had a worm and it crashed. The Geek Squad says it is. Let me know please. I was thinking about Norton.
A: Thank you for your question. Webroot is good, but really you can’t do better than Norton. The Geek Squad, those Best Buy computer repair guys, probably have a deal for promoting Webroot, so they have a bit of a bias.
We’ve always liked Norton, and we’re not the only ones. I was recently looking at testing results from AV-Test, a German antivirus certification company. They rate Internet security software on three main categories: protection, repair, and usability. On Windows 7, Webroot scored 3.5 on protection, 4.0 on repair, and 4.5 on usability respectively, out of a possible 6. Norton, on the other hand scored a 5.5, 5.0, and 5.5 respectively.
Check out our review of Norton and see if you think it’ll work for you.