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On May 22nd I started receiving messages from Microsoft...not Webroot...about a Trojan Virus on my computer. I called the 800 number on Webroot's page for support. I was directed to a company called TechVantedge. I ended up paying them $646 for assistance and the virus was still on my computer. I took my computer to someone here locally, and paid him almost $300 to clear up the problem. When I sent an inquiry to Webroot Support several weeks after that, I received a reply that Webroot provides free support to clear up viruses. I asked for a supervisor or someone in charge to contact me regarding the $646 I had spent. NO ONE has contacted me to date. I am about to cancel my Webroot and report them to the Attorney General's office.
Receive Notifications WebAdvisor viruses found; Nortor 5 viruses found; Trojan.win32.generic detected
Windows 10 installedI have installed Webroot: Secure Anywhere ce 22.2After I clicked on a link to view a movie I have been receiving these message; notifications. Receiving notifications your computer is infected anti-virus updated required.Notifications received:Windows WebAdvisor: viruses found 5, your computer is infected by viruses. Click here to renew anti-virus;12:27 pm qwwnvw.smarteye.com------McAfee critical virus alert, click here to renew antivirus;1:24 & 1:25 pm qwwnvw.smarteye.com-------Trojan.win32.generic detected.;----Norton Anti-virus message: your windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses time 12:20 pm & 12:27 pm qwwnvw.smarteye.com-----Checked startups nothing found; checked add-ons could not find Web Advisor;Checked extensions could not find Web AdvisorChecked control panel for could not find McAfee; If I turn off notifications, I do not receive ant notices.Ran Webroot did not find any virsuses.
I have had a Webroot account for years now, but each morning for about the last week when I start my Windows 10 PC, this popup appears telling me to “click here” to “create a NEW My Account.” Is this (late May 2022) popup even from Webroot? If it is, why am I being asked to create an account when I already have one (sounds highly suspicious to me)? If the popup is not from Webroot, what steps should I take to eradicate the little vermin? Thank you.
Renewing Webroot, I am told the fee is $39. Nowhere on the checkout page does it say this is USD. I am in Australia, so my card gets charged $59. To me this means one of two things. It’s either deceptive practice, as displaying the actual amount in the currency of the user would be a higher amount, which the company seemingly wants to avoid despite being the honest thing to do. Or, at the very least, it’s simply disrespectful. Is Webroot intended only for U.S. customers? If not, why not have the courtesy to display the amount in the user’s currency (as many respectful businesses do), or at least have the courtesy to state the currency of the displayed fee. Or do they think the whole world revolves around the U.S., and feel no need to think otherwise? I previously contacted support about this issue, and received a canned and completely inadequate response, so just to make things worse, the claims of good customer service are apparently empty claims.
My dad's had acct for years and passed away. I've been trying for 4 days to renew and get technical support. I'm completely computer illiterate. I've opened tickets and got no response. I found a phone # yesterday and spoke with someone claiming to be from Webroot. I gave them access to my computer and am supposed to speak with them again today. I have no idea if I got scammed and put multiple families at risk. Can someone please help!?
I purchased a package online 1 week ago. Have had problems from the get go. Opened a ticket almost immediately. No response whatsoever. Continued to ask questions in the same open ticket. Have asked 6 times. Yet ZERO response. Funnily enough, yesterday, received what looks like an automatic generated email asking me to review my recent purchase. Totally unsatisfactory and wish to get a complete refund as the the service is not only pathetic but the security package for 5 devices is only downloading to my computer as the mobile app is not even available in the country where I live. How to get a refund when the questions I’m asking are not even being answered? Consumer affairs? A very disgruntled customer. Singapore
All the information I’m finding online is telling me how to use the system optimizer, but I can’t find it in my program anywhere. I figure that’s probably because the version I bought doesn’t come with that feature, but I’m not sure and I don’t know how to check. Apparently it just disappeared for some people, too, which just makes me more confused 😅 I have version 22.214.171.124, and the line at the top of the window says CE 22.3, but I have no idea what either of those things mean or if they’re even relevant.Help?
Hello, Recently we have seen fileless malware come up on some endpoints. PowerShell is launching a script that loads a text file, that spawns a remote connection back to an attacker.I understand the Evasion Shield is supposed to detect this. Is there a way we can block PowerShell scripts with Webroot, or even better, where we can be alerted if a PowerShell script launches, or can we block it, etc? Thank you
I paid to continue my subscription for another year two days ago, but the program still says I only have 11 days left. Why? Support is a joke. The only way to get it is to reenter a support ticket I created five years ago, which means nobody will probably read it. Why? Most technical support requests from other companies result in an immediate canned response that they will contact me shortly. This doesn’t. Why? Every time i turn on the computer, Webroot wants to make a change to my hard drive. Whether I let it or not, it asks again and again. Why? If Webroot has this much trouble doing business, how can I trust them anymore to catch viruses? Long time user getting fed up.
Something unusual. Webroot CE 126.96.36.199I was shifting files around the other day and making image files for backups, when webroot suddenly lit up identifyiin multiole files which we had previously scanned with no problems and of specific interest all my internet zone domains were red flagged.Had to disable Webroot for the duration.I do use Spyware Blaster to add site restrictions?What was that?
How can I completely close my account and so that I can stop getting upgrade notices on my phone that don’t work? I literally get a notice every 5 or 6 minutes and following the upgrade instructions goes to a broken link. If WebRoot cannot get a simple upgrade to work then how can I trust them to provide security for my devices? I’m not the only one with problems because numerous people have left one star reviews of the phone app over the last few weeks and Webroot has obviously not addressed the issue.
Spoke with Webroot technical support about latest version not detecting latest Mac malware. The tech support person wasn’t inclined to believe me and would not help further. Anyone here know why malware discovered in December ‘21 and Jan ‘22 would not have detection in place. Please don’t ask me to contact technical report (read above).
After upgrading to MacOS Catalina, the WSA window launched on every new login.Really annoying, and no way to control it.So I tried uninstall Webroot, and reinstalling.But after clicking the installer, nothing happens.The webroot icon is sitting in the dock, its open, and clicking it, the menu-bar with only shows “WebrootSecureAnywhere” but just that, no dropdown menus, or app window .I tried this two times, and same result.Please advise
I am unable to get Webroot SecureAnywhere to stop running in Taskman and in services.msc. Access is denied when I choose Manual or Disable in services. Let me back up a bit by saying I had installed the trial then uninstalled after a week or so. It still starts up (WRCoreService and WRSkyClient). I have tried the Webroot removal tool which ran and stated it was removed. I even tried installing a new trial using a different email address and trial code, then uninstalled that. Same issue. There is nothing in Startup to indicate Webroot should be starting with Windows. I am unable to delete the WRCore program data folder. Access is denied.
Carbonite has become a major irritation. Not only is it abominably slow but every time I’m diverted to it I’m questioned by an annoying security app only to find my password doesn’t work. I seem to have to generate a new one for each visit. Last time I visited I forgot my password I clicked on the resulting email and found myself logged in to my account!!!Why has Webroot put itself in the hands of these amateurs? Who are they anyway? Norton killed itself doing a similar thing when it hitched up with Symantec.
MSP here using endpoint protection.Problem 1 - For some reason my Webroot clients never update, on any computer. I always have to install the latest WRSA.exe installer manually. This has been going on for over a year.Problem 2 - I installed the latest, 188.8.131.52 a few minutes ago. Upon inspecting the WR log files, I found that Webroot is blocking itself when updating/installing.Blocked: Webroot Process ""C:\Program Files\Webroot\Core\WRSkyClient.x64.exe"
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