• 13 March 2016
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I just switched to Webroot from Kapersky. When I did a full scan with Kapersky it scanned almost 1,000,000 items and it took about 35 minutes. When I do a scan now with Webroot it only scans about 8-9000 items. Can someone please explain to me why such a discrepancy.

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Hello bmeister,
Welcome to the Webroot Community,
Webroot is working the way it is supposse to work. You are just fine. No worries as Webroot is doing it's job!
Please have a look here https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-SecureAnywhere-Antivirus/How-do-I-know-that-Webroot-is-work...
Also look here https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-SecureAnywhere-Antivirus/Scanning-PC-suspiciously-fast/m-p/...
Hope this helps?
Userlevel 7
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Hi Again I didn't mean to be so brief with my previous post but would you take a look at these videos which explains Webroot even more. You have all this working in the background for you.


Userlevel 7
Hi bmeister
Welcome to the Community Forums.
I made the same switch a number of years ago (and have never regretted it...in fact I have congratulated myself for doing so on many occasions  since...:D).
And it is interesting to see that another of the originally unique features of WSA; the Cloud-based determinations, etc., is now being copied by the other security app vendors left, right & centre...first Panda, then Symantec, and it will not stop there...but I believe that whilst WSA was engineered from the ground up (given its PrevX heritage) to work in & with the Cloud, all these other products are being adapted to do this and so will never match the power & protection of WSA.
Regards, Baldrick