Does Webroot protect against spyware too?

  • 25 December 2015
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I would like to know if Webroot Secure Anywhere Internet Security Complete protects my computer from spyware too.

Best answer by Baldrick 25 December 2015, 17:35

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Hi sonadam
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Yes, indeed it does, as stated over at the Webroot site:
Get protected against the latest known and unknown threats:
  • Viruses and Spyware
  • Anti-Ransomware
  • Phishing Attacks
  • Identity Theft
  • Social Network Threats
  • Unsafe Websites
Essentially WSA is an anti malware application where malware encompasses all forms of threats faced via a set of 'Shields', and to quote further from the help text:
"Types of Shields
SecureAnywhere includes the following types of shields: 
  • Realtime shield — Monitors unknown programs to determine whether or not they contain threats. Blocks known threats from running on your computer that are listed in Webroot’s threat definitions and in our community database. You should never disable this shield.
  • Rootkit shield — Blocks rootkits from being installed on your computer and removes any that are present.
  • Web shield — Blocks known threats encountered on the Internet and displays a warning. The Web shield maintains information on more than 200 million URLs and IP addresses to comprise the most accurate and comprehensive data available for classifying content and detecting malicious sites.
  • USB shield — Monitors an installed USB flash drive for threats, blocks and removes any threats that it finds.
  • Offline shield — Protects your system from threats while your computer is not connected to the Internet.
The Shields are preconfigured, based on our recommended settings. You do not need to configure any settings yourself unless you are an advanced user and would like to change the settings." 
Regards, Baldrick