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Is Webroot Better Than McAfee?

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When it is about protecting PCs from viruses and malware Both McAfee and Webroot have earned a great reputation. Which one is better? This depends on several factors, including system performance, malware prevention user experience, features and compatibility.

Webroot's best feature is its light software which utilizes cloud technology and heuristic analysis to ensure your computer is secure. The antivirus suite also focuses on consuming fewer resources than conventional anti-virus programs to prevent slowing down your computer. It also includes many security features, including speedy scanning, LastPass password manager and 25GB of secure online data storage.

In the field of malware protection both McAfee and Webroot can protect your device from phishing attacks, ransomware, rootkits, spyware and more. However, the malware detection engine used by Webroot is more advanced and can thwart a wider range of threats than those is available in McAfee. It also has a real time shield and an infrared engine to block new threats in the very beginning of attacks.

Webroot is faster at scanning and installing than McAfee. It also uses less memory and has a lower system load. It also has a stylish and sleek interface. However, it doesn't have many of the features that McAfee offers, like a password manager and a VPN. Its System Optimizer is the only feature that McAfee does not offer. This tool helps clear the space on a device, and ensures that deleted data cannot be recovered by malware or hackers.