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Webroot Internet Security Essentials

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Webroot Internet Security Essentials
Webroot Internet Security Essentials

Developed by

Webroot Software


Microsoft Windows

Type Internet security suit
License Proprietary

Webroot Internet Security Essentials is Webroot’s first comprehensive Internet security suite. Initially launched on October 21, 2008, Webroot Internet Security Essentials was designed to provide PC users with Internet security protection and file storage without affecting the speed of their PCs. Webroot Internet Security Essentials utilizes the original antivirus and antispyware technology found in Webroot’s previous security software but with an updated user interface and additional features. It contains Webroot’s original Spy Sweeper technology to protect against spyware, adware, pop-ups and any other privacy threats. Its antivirus component protects users from Trojans, key loggers, viruses, hackers, data theft, worms and root kits. The product also includes automatic file storage to protect users against data loss. [1]


Webroot Internet Security Essentials includes the same protection capabilities as Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware but has added a few additional features which are detailed below.

Eliminates Internet Trace History[]

WISE has the original Webroot Window Washer PC activity and internet trace removal technology as a built in feature. Unwanted files that accumulate on a computer’s hard drive while surfing the internet as well as stored PC activity history are permanently deleted from the hard drive. The areas of trace file removal include: Internet history, address bar, cache, cookies, recent documents list, recycle bin, ICQ history and any other temporary internet files stored on your computer after a web search.

Automatic file storage[]

Users can schedule automatic storage of all of their personal information. This enables users to recover any damaged or lost data from any Internet connection as well as share download links with friends and family to avoid sending large media via e-mail. Users can protect files including digital photos, digital videos, personal documents, presentations and other personal information stored on a computer’s hard drive.


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