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Hi, I am fedupWmachines 😠 ; all of them; and then some! But I need them and there is still much about them I love. So, I am here to learn. Probably ask lots of questions. Am non-tech, but was techie(over 25 yrs ago:D) so kinda starting over. Have had some kind of PC for a good 25 yrs, added games, phones, tablets (most recent), laptops, etc....and been with Webroot quite a long time. For now I'll do some more browsing, which is what I was doing before I registered. Decided it was time, since I have looked the site over before and learned quite a bit! THANKS. TTYS:D
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This is a good place for learning.. That is why I came here to begin with. I still learn every day, and I try to pass on some of what I learn to others. Lots of good people here, and we like to have a good bit of fun along the way too.
Starting over too, Sherry
I do have a question. I thought I'd ask here, and if I need to do things different, maybe you could let me know?
Earlier I read about websites should be using HSTS in order to be secure; this was scrolling across the top and I found it again, now, under Comm. Forums> News & Announce > Security Industry News>Websites Must Use HSTS in Order to be Secure (which is the article). It had a reply button, but I don't know much more than what I read in the article, and it looked like a tech discussion after the article.
Anyway, I am very concerned about security. Something went wrong with my HP 309 all-in one printer, and my ASUS PC, Win 7, and it is down; too much to explain at this time.
I want to make sure it doesn't happen to anything else. Currently writing to you from Win 7 Home Prem, 64-bit, Toshiba laptop.
I usually use IE11, but not protected, so was going to switch to OPERA for a browser on the laptp, android tablet, and android phone. This is my boyfriend's machine & he uses Firefox, and I have had problems with Chrome, not so much with Google, but now it's all connected.......Careful what you sync, right? Truthfully, I m not even sure!:@
Is this something I should do? I see not all web pages are secured; I just thought they all were if you had the right protection. Currently using WSA Complete; which didn't work very well on my PC, either, wasn't catching things. Not sure if it is doing so good for my tablet either, but, one step at a time, unless it all goes together. I have always trusted Webroot & hope that it isn't the problem.
Well, have you still got your ears or have I gabbed them off already?:D I tend to overexplain or give unneeded info, so will stop for now with which browser should I use; hoping our webroot is working properly. Thanks again,
As for secure (HTTPS) and nonsecure (HTTP), I am not such a great expert on the technical differences. Basically, HTTPS is a Secure connection, and is less able to have the data stolen or interfered with.
Webroot helps protect you either way, though it protects you from what actually gets TO your computer. Webroot cannot protect the data your computer sends out once it is gone (That is there HTTPS comes in). Webroot does detect web pages that are faked to try to fool you into sending data that can lead to Identity Theft (Anti-Phising), but that has to do with the content of the page your browser recieved.
I am probably not explaining this well...
Identity Shield protects both HTTP & HTTPS from a large list of possible security holes!
And the Web Threat Shield will protect you from
Aslo have a look at this video to see what happens if WSA misses a virus: https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-Education/What-Happens-if-Webroot-quot-Misses-quot-a-Virus/ta-p/10202
You are very well protected and if you feel your infected at any time just Submit a Support Ticket and they can check for you! So I hope some of this helps and if you have further questions feel free to ask!
Enough for tonite, but when I get that ticket into Webroot, I may need help getting the PC back in order! Details later, I gotta do one step at a time. Love the teamwork & that I can understand what your all talking about! Have a great nite & Thanks to all again!!!!
Have a Goodnight everyone!
I've not much to add to the great replies you've received here, and was just preparing similar to
You are absolutely right to be focused on the Browser as the Primary Danger Area, and some knowledge of differences with HTTPS etc is also good to have.
Here is a little further info, and hope you enjoy the Community! :D
A look at vulnerabilities in the 5 most popular browsers - Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014
How do I tell if my connection to a website is secure? | Firefox Help
Browser security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Webroot Secure Anywhere Context Help
Transport Layer Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welcome to the Community!
I hope you stay with us for longer!
If you wolud like to know something more about WSA and how does it works please look at these examples:
Cloud Anti-Malware vs Traditional
Why Traditional Antivirus is failing - Webroot Webinar
BrightCloud Security Services - Overview
What Happens if Webroot "Misses" a Virus?
For furhter information you can simply explore the Community ;)
Have a great day!
Oh.., I almost forgot, Daniel your explanation is just exellent (as always) :D
Have a great day, Sherry
You are welcome :D
Any questions, don't hesitate to ask as most folks here are also keen to learn, and help.
Have a wonderful day!!
I'm little voice WELCOME and I'm so happy to see you with us. I too have the same laptop and printer had win 7, now 8.1 win
, had same issues leaned alot so some things I can hel you with I became a regular on. My modem was bad, but welcome I read all of the comments and glad things are going well. Just always remember if the community can't find the get it they will cut a work ticket to get the issues resolved. I love the community, you have a filling of belonging.