Both McAfee and Webroot have a strong reputation for protecting your computer from viruses and malware. But which one is superior? The answer to this question is contingent on a variety of factors, including system performance, user experience, malware protection, features, compatibility and price.

The best part about Webroot is its light-on-systems software which makes use of cloud technology as well as an algorithmic analysis to keep your computer secure. The antivirus suite also focuses on consuming fewer resources than conventional anti-virus software to minimize the impact of slowing your computer. It also comes with several security features, including speedy scanning, LastPass password manager and 25GB of safe online data storage.

Both McAfee & Webroot provide malware protection that can protect your device from phishing attacks, ransomware attacks and rootkits, spyware, and many more. However, the malware detection engine employed by Webroot is more sophisticated and can thwart a wider variety of threats than that is available in McAfee. It also features a real time shield and an infrared technology to block new threats in the very beginning of attacks.

Webroot is more efficient at scanning and installing than McAfee. It also consumes less memory and has a less system load. It also has a clean and stylish interface. It lacks some of the top McAfee features, like a VPN and password manager. Its System Optimizer is the only feature that McAfee doesn’t have. This tool clears up space on a device and ensures that deleted data cannot be retrieved by hackers or malware.