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Full Line of Webroot® Internet Security Products Now Protect Against Threats to Both PCs and Valuable Personal Files

Bracknell – October 21, 2008 — Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today announced the introduction of Webroot® Internet Security Essentials, a new security suite which protects consumers against malicious programs, hackers and data loss without slowing the performance of their home computers. In addition to the new suite, the company announced that the latest versions of the award-winning Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Webroot Spy Sweeper® products will now include online file backup to protect digital photos and other valuable files. All three products are available now in the US and will ship in the UK and the rest of the world in November 2008.

Webroot Internet Security Essentials delivers award-winning antivirus, antispyware, two-way firewall, disk cleanup and local and online file backup technologies in a streamlined and tightly integrated security suite. Each copy protects up to three PCs, and provides the essential protection consumers need to be safe on the Internet, without slowing down their PC experience.

“Home PC users face increasingly complex threats, both to their computers and their digital files. Many security suites fall short in their protection as they do nothing to secure the consumer’s irreplaceable files, and often include extraneous features that confuse users and can significantly slow down their PC’s performance,” said Webroot Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Desktop Business Unit Paul Lipman. “Webroot Internet Security Essentials delivers the critical components for protecting both a PC and the personal files it contains without slowing it down. And at a price below other major security suites, Webroot Internet Security Essentials delivers tremendous value to consumers in these challenging economic times.”

In addition to the introduction of the new security suite, Webroot announced the availability of version 6.0 of the Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Webroot Spy Sweeper solutions. The latest release of these popular security products provides enhanced protection against viruses, spyware and other malicious programs and now includes integrated online file backup to protect against virtually any cause of data loss. This expanded functionality is free, and current customers will receive the newest version of their product at no charge.

“Customers have told us they consider their digital photos and other personal files priceless and need to make sure they are protected,” added Lipman. “The addition of online backup to both the Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Webroot Spy Sweeper solutions makes that protection very convenient, and once again provides a value unlike any other product on the market.“

Each of the three new products also provides:

• A free allocation of online backup space, with additional space available as the customer’s needs grow
• The ability to schedule automatic file backups online
• Gamer Mode for uninterrupted protection while gaming or watching movies
• A global, early-response network and automatic security updates to protect against the latest threats
• Full compatibility with the Windows XP and Vista operating systems, including the advanced 64-bit Windows Vista Service Pack 1 operating system

Pricing and Availability

Webroot Internet Security Essentials, Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware and Webroot Spy Sweeper software are available immediately in the US. All 3 products will be available in the UK, at, in November 2008 for £39.95; from £24.95 and £19.95 respectively. All prices include VAT.


Webroot provides industry leading security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses worldwide. Globally recognised for its award-winning Spy Sweeper line of antispyware and antivirus products, Webroot security software consistently receives top review ratings by respected third-party experts and has been adopted by millions globally. Webroot AntiVirus and AntiSpyware with Firewall provides complete protection against viruses, spyware, data theft and hackers. Webroot Internet Security Essentials is an innovative new security solution from Webroot that delivers the essential protection consumers need to be safe on the Internet without bogging down their online experience. Webroot Parental Controls offers powerful and easy to use protection to keep kids safe online. Webroot Window Washer® software eliminates all traces of PC and Internet activity. Webroot recently entered the Software as a Service market and now offers Webroot Secure Backup to protect digital photos, music and other priceless files against virtually any cause of damage or loss such as hard drive crashes, fire, theft and accidental deletion. Webroot products can be found at and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide (and specifically PC World,, Staples and WHSmith in the UK). To find out more visit or call 0870 3516 788.

©2008 Webroot Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot, Spy Sweeper, and Window Washer are registered trademarks of Webroot Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


For further information, please contact:

Paula Averley
tel: 0208 224 9933
mob: 07766 257776

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