McAfee Webroot are two of top cybersecurity brands that shield their users from online threats. Both offer cloud-based protection that doesn’t affect the performance of your device. Both have a user-friendly interface and offer a vast array of security tools. Both have a high customer support score and have an extensive library of guides to help users troubleshoot problems.
Both are known for their protection against malware. Both received excellent marks in third-party testing and offer a variety of features that include a password management system as well as firewalls and automatic scanning. They provide a free 30-day trial to new customers.
The latest version of McAfee Total Protection features a modern interface and user-friendly design. The main dashboard has been streamlined and divided into three categories: PC security, identity and privacy. A status banner is also included that provides alerts and reports.
Webroot on the other hand, features an edgier design. The products are simple and easy-to-use interface that doesn’t take up the system with too many resources. The user interface is abstract sections and the main dashboard displays your license’s period along with device status and scan results.
For malware protection, McAfee has a stronger track record than Webroot. Its Antivirus + Internet Security Suite has an overall score that is higher than Webroot on AV Test and AV Comparatives. Its Realtime Shield and Infrared Protection Engine collaborate to stop malware and teach it to recognize future zero-day threats. Secure Erase is a great feature that lets you permanently delete files on Mac and Windows computers by rewriting the original data with random data. This makes it impossible for malware to recover.