Webroot on Tuesday introduced its consumer portfolio of SecureAnywhere, supposedly the "industry's fastest, lightest, least demanding protection." This is an entirely new product from Webroot, one that it built from the ground-up to simplify security. It exists almost entirely in the cloud, where a continually updated database offers multi-platform protection against zero-day and zero-hour threats, or at least that's the idea.
Security firm Webroot is taking great interest in a new BIOS rootkit discovered by a Chinese company called Qihoo 360. It's called "Mebromi" and it's a particularly nasty piece of code that targets Award BIOSes, but that's not all. It also contains an MBR rootkit, a kernel mode rootkit, a PE file infector, and a Trojan downloader all rolled into one.
Webroot used to focus its attention solely on system utilities and antispyware programs, such as Spy Sweeper, arguably it’s most popular product. Starting in 2006, Webroot widened its security net and now offers a fleshed-out lineup of antivirus products, the one reviewed here being its flagship suite.