This article will provide users with evaluation of two security applications Trend Micro Antivirus and Security and Webroot SecureAnywhere Security Plus.
Trend Micro Antivirus and Security
Trend Micro Antivirus and Security is developed by a Japanese multinational cybersecurity company. Trend Micro delivers users security solutions for servers, cloud computing environments, consumers, businesses, and organizations.
Trend Micro offers Windows users a range of security products, such as Trend Micro Antivirus and Security, Trend Micro Internet Security and Trend Micro Maximum Security. Trend Micro Antivirus and Security is an entry-level Windows protection package that starts at $39.99 per year and covers a single PC’s security essentials.
Trend Micro Antivirus and Security I supports PCs with Windows 10, 8, 7 operating systems (32-bit or 64-bit), with at least 1 GB of memory and 1.3 GB disk space. The safe browsing extension is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Explorer Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Trend Micro uses same techniques for all its Windows products. In order to find known widespread and zero-day malware samples, Trend Micro combines heuristic checks of new software and monitors files’ and apps’ behaviors. All suspicious files are sent to the company’s could servers for further analysis. Finally, permission-based protection feature called Folder Shield secures particular files from potential cyber attacks and threats.
Trend Micro demonstrates almost perfect malware detection scores.
Trend Micro Antivirus and Security protects a single Windows PC. The package includes protection against ransomware, offers machine learning technology and safeguards users’ emails against scams. As an entry-level package, Trend Micro provides relatively decent feature set. However, if you require antivirus protection across other operating systems including Macs, Android and iOS, and other extra features such as parental controls, optimization features, password manager, and others, you have to purchase a more expensive tier.
System-performance impact and scans
Trend Micro’s malware detection engine uses a lot of system resources. The antivirus package demonstrated system hit by about 23% while working in the background. During the full system scan, the system was impacted by approximately 63%, while the quick scan has an impact by 34%.
The full system scan takes about 35 minutes, while the quick scan takes approximately 3 minutes.
Trend Micro has a very bright and modern-looking user interface. The design is bright with grey and white color scheme. It is also informative and very simple to use. The interface cannot be resized but can be moved around.
The final verdict
According to researchers at Reviewed by Pro, the antivirus package is a reliable antivirus for an average Windows PC user. It offers great malware detection and removal rates, in addition, it has a good set of additional features. The downgrade of the package is its huge impact on a system and resources usage.
Trend Micro provides users with flawless malware protection, along with useful additional features. All additional features depending on the package you want to purchase. However, the application’s system-performance is very heavy and uses a lot system’s resources.
|Additional features||A very decent set of extra security and privacy features|
|Scanning performance||Scans are quick with a heavy impact on system performances|
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus is developed by a Webroot International Limited. The company was founded in 1997 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Since its foundation, Webroot operates in cybersecurity industry and focuses on providing Internet security software for individual users and businesses.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus starts at $59.99 per year and can protect up to three devices, including PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus uses unique malware detection technologies and works on metadata and behavior patterns. All suspicious files and icons are sent to the company’s cloud-based servers for further analysis.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus also demonstrated excellent malware detection, as it caught all malware samples installed on the test computer.
The software also includes a browser extension that protects users while browsing and supports all the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Opera.
The package provides users with useful features, such as Identity-Theft Protection that protect usernames, passwords and other sensitive and private user data; Password Manager, which encrypts credit card details and important information; Webcam Protection feature prevents threats that aim to hijack user webcam. Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus also comes with licenses for Android and Macs security. However, it would not be a good solution for families as it lacks parental controls and other important features, such as VPN or backup software.
System-performance impact and scans
The software is one of the lightest applications in the market. It does not consume many system resources and has almost zero negative impact on a system. Scanning performance is also smooth and does not take long.
The user interface is simple and easy to use. All the main features are accessible in the main window. The interface is dominated by green color palette when the system is healthy; red details appears when threats are detected.
The final verdict
Researchers at Reviewed by Pro noted that the antivirus is great for those who look for a quick, smooth and light software, and do not require parental controls or backup software features.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus is a small, quick application that does not consume much system’s resources. It also delivers a very decent protection against malware, ransomware and other cyber threats, protects users’ privacy and offers anti-theft features. It comes in a bundle of Windows PCs, Macs, and Android devices for a very reliable price. However, it does not offer parental controls or spam filtering
|Additional features||The package lacks some features that other security packages offer|
|Scanning performance||Quick scan without a negative impact on a system|
The antivirus packages are quite similar as they both provide great detection scores and simple user interface. However, we would recommend you Webroot SecureAnywhere as it is very light on system resources and does not drown a system.