Both McAfee & Webroot have a strong reputation in terms of protecting your PC from viruses and malware. Which is the better choice? It’s based on many aspects, including performance of the system as well as malware prevention and user experience, features and compatibility.
The best thing about Webroot is its light-on systems software that utilizes cloud technology and an algorithmic analysis to keep your computer secure. The antivirus suite is designed to consume fewer resources than traditional anti-virus software to reduce the speed of your PC. It also includes various security features, including rapid scanning, LastPass password manager and 25GB of secure online storage.
In the field of malware protection both McAfee and Webroot are able to ensure your device is protected from ransomware, phishing, spyware, rootkits and more. Webroot’s malware detection system is more advanced than McAfee’s and is able to stop many different threats. Webroot also includes a time shield and an infrared engine that stop new threats at the very beginning of attacks.
Comparatively to McAfee Webroot offers faster installation and scanning times, lighter system load on devices and lower memory use. It also has a clean and stylish interface. However, it doesn’t have many of the premium features that McAfee has, such as a password manager as well as a VPN. Its System Optimizer is the only feature that McAfee isn’t equipped with. This tool cleans the space on a device, and ensures that deleted files cannot be recovered by malware or hackers.