I wrote a whole series of reviews and how-tos on antivirus software for U.S. News 360 Reviews. Here is the list of reports.
How Does Antivirus Software Work?
Cheapest Antivirus Software of 2020
Cheapest Antivirus Software for Mac 2020
AVG Antivirus Review and Prices
ESET Antivirus Review and Prices
F-Secure Antivirus Review and Prices
Intego Antivirus Review and Prices
Kaspersky Antivirus Review and Prices
McAfee Antivirus Review and Prices
Norton Antivirus Review and Prices
Sophos Antivirus Review and Prices
Trend Micro Antivirus Review and Prices
I just received an email from Webroot offering VPN. One of your prior articles said Webroot did not offer VPN services…I assume this is a new service. Have you had a chance to review/discuss the Webroot VPN service?
I am reading various articles on the internet about VPN services, trying to figure out if I need to pay for one or use a free VPN service or skip using a VPN. I am not a computer expert, and I don’t want to appear paranoid, but I also don’t like being targeted for ads, based on my internet searches. If a VPN is going to complicate using the internet, then maybe I should just forget about VPNs.
Any comments or referrals to good articles are welcome.
Thanks for writing. If Webroot is now offering a VPN, that’s new. Several antivirus companies have added VPNs in the last couple of months or so.
I haven’t had a chance to discuss it with Webroot – I didn’t know they’d added VPN until you told me! I use a separate VPN myself, only because the antimalware software I use didn’t offer it (I’d rather not say which I use since my situation and needs are likely different from yours, and these decisions should be made on specific circumstances). There are pros and cons to getting bundled or separate antimalware and VPN protection. If you already subscribe to Webroot you can ask them if they charge existing subscribers extra for the new VPN or if they can adjust your subscription to include it. In all events, if you live on Wi-Fi, a VPN is vital protection against people attempting to peek into your system. I’d do a Google search for “best VPN service” – I’m sure someone has done a comprehensive survey of the varying VPN options available. Thanks for reading!