I'd like to propose the option to either let me log in once in to my password manager, or have it as a per windows session, and not browser session log in.
It's annoying to have to keep logging in to my password vault in Firefox every time I close and re-open the browser. If the option is already in Webroot, please tell me where it is, I can't find it and I was surprised something like this wasn't already in it.
No one else uses this PC but myself.
I would like to see the abaility to adjust the amount of bandwidth that the backup and sync function uses. By being able to set a low, medium, or high usage, the backup feature can still run but the internet upload speed can be adjusted so it does not slow down regular usage so much.
It'd be great to be able to uninstall WSA remotely through Webroot console. There would be an option much like Deactivate PC. Something like 'Remove WSA from this PC' or 'Uninstall WSA from this PC'. And when clicked it would connect to the WSA on that PC and do what it's supposed to do- remove WSA.
I would like to see a reset button for the Firewall Network Applications to remove all of the listed connections.
Reason: To remove them now it's so hard if you have many in the case before v126.96.36.199 when there was a glich it added many processes that didn't need internet access.
I feel one area which could be improved in Webroot software would be the toolbar, it seems too dry and almost non functional (only one grey webroot icon displaying).
I would suggest showing for each web site visited a color coded icon in the toolbar regarding the safety of the same (i.e. green for safe, yellow for caution, red for know malicious sites, etc.)
This helps to more easily identify potential risks while surfing the internet.
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I am a software developer that just recently purchased a new computer with Webroot A/V. With Identity Shield turned on, every new program I install & every program I compile gets set to Deny. I now know I have to set it to Allow, but I wasted over 10 hours uninstalling & reinstalling apps thinking that one of them was the cause.
Why is this a problem? First off, beyond the initial hassle & time, after installing 20+ programs on the new machine I found I was unable to paste in any of them. Ever try to write code without copy & paste? I also see no reason to (by default) disallow pasting only. I can copy & cut & particularly the latter seems every bit as bad as pasting.
I'd like to see an option to turn pasting back on while leaving other protections in place. I like the protections Identity Shield provides in a browser, but why should I by default be prevented from pasting in an app I purposely installed? I realize that malicious apps can self-install, but I'd think that your program should be able to tell the difference between a purposely installed & a self-installed program (which should probably be completely locked down - or at least ask the user about it).
Meanwhile I have to leave Identity Shield turned off to be able to use my computer.
In fact this is not a new idea because it's already implemented in WSA for Android. I mean the nice small circle spinning around over WSA icon when a scan is running.
Can this visual notice be also implemented to WSA for PC? The reason is that I would like to see directly that a scan is running without a need to hover over WSA icon to see wording "Scanning ....".
Something quite basic and hopefully easy to implement. In the past when I have uninstalled WSA for various reasons as well as to test other products for a short period of time, there has been no uninstall complete box at the end of the uninstall process.
I feel that this small dialogue box is important because it tells users that the uninstallation has gone without an issue, and one or two family members have in the past thought that WSA did not uninstall correctly from their machines due to this box not being there.
After reading & commenting on a thread in the Complete section RE: A user not being able to clear past malware history in the console - I feel it would be a good idea for a user to be able to clear past malware if required. For example a close relative of mine has some very embarrassing malware (ladies type) blocked that he didn't want me & to see & didn’t realise blocked malware was recorded & (he does now) & has no way to remove it anyway & I really think he would like to, his other half also has her phone & PC on the console & can access it
I also show others who are interested WSA my console & all it's functions & although I have only one entry I really don't want others to be able to see what is essentially a record of internet mistakes which remains there to time indefinite if the same account is renewed. Others in my immediate family righlty have access to my family WSA console including my other half & teen daughter for their phones etc & I personally would like to be able to clear my history if I needed to.
I'm not talking about secrecy here just basic privacy & if a person has for example a 5 user WSA maybe all 5 of those people may use the console at some point & this could cause some issues including possible marital disharmony etc
The wsa firewall semm to have lost its flexibility in windows 8. I would like to have control over my firewall and thats why I chose to have a complete security suite and dont want to install a third party firewall nor i am not so comfortable with windows firewall settings. The wsa firewall was smooth and comfortable in custom allowing applications to connect or not in windows 7. I would like to have have the feature back in windows 8.
When webroot blocks a threat, it shows the file name it blocked, but how about giving us a whole new area where we can click, and be taken to a short summary about the virus that infected our PC.
I don't know about some people, but I like to learn about the new viruses and a description of them, but I can't find anything about any threats unless i take a trip to the blog.. Like i said, How about a threat encylopedia.
It would be nice if Webroot designed some Webroot wallpaper for our PC Desktop / Laptop computer screens. I'm sure the Webroot Team could design some excellent wallpapers and maybe some animated screen savers. Good example is on the MBAM forum:
I think it would be a nice feature to be able to right click a file and request (cloud) information about the file:
Date of first appearance
Number of users
Is it digitally signed? If so, is it a valid signature?
Is the file a known good/trusted file?
Currently, when you use heightened heuristics, you can get some HIPS-like pop-ups for untrusted programs. I've seen driver installation and program trying to start automatically on every boot. I would like seperate settings for this instead of it being 'hidden' in heightened heuristics.
I have a member of the family who is registered as blind. She currently finds it quite hard to navigate around the WSA user interface. Therefore I am recommending the addition of a theme tab in the WSA settings pane. The user could be given a list of background colours such as white, black, high contrast and also a light blue. This would not only benefit users with visual impairments, but it could also make the program more easier to use for other customers .
There is an article regarding How To Deactivate Endpoints, and how to How To Reactivate a PC, but there is not yet an article on how to Deactivate a consumer PC. Can such an article be added for easy reference?
How To Deactivate a PC:
Log into your Account Console using an Admin login.
In the main Console screen, select PC Security"
Select the PC you want to deactivate:
Select the Commands Tab:
Confirm the Deactivation:
In the event you have Deactivated the wrong computer, or changed your mind, you can Reactivate the PC
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