Webroot has announced the introduction of the Webroot Internet Security Essentials security suite.


It is designed to protect consumers against malicious programs, hackers and data loss without slowing the performance of their home computers.


It has also 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.


Paul Lipman, Webroot senior vice president and general manager of the Desktop Business Unit, said: “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.”