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 ....".
WSA could have an AdBlocking feature integrated into the interface. Much like Avast! adblocker. Only better. It'd not only block ads in browsers but also in other apps. The devs team could gradually add apps to the list. Avast! licensed adlblocker from AdBlock Plus. Webroot if integrates its version of Adblocker into its range of products, it would take one more step towards wrapping up a range of products complete with features, perhaps more than any other security product at the same price.
I was thinking it would be cool to have a reset button that will reset the whole Webroot SecureAnywhere software back to default rather than having to reset each category one at a time. So we could keep the individual reset buttons under each category but under the "Import/Export" category we could put something like "Reset All"
What does everyone think, would this be a good feature to have?
I am a first-time Webroot user, and I am installed the software because it came as a package deal with my PC purchase. I nearly uninstalled it and replaced with a different AntiVirus, however, when I saw that deleting the Webroot desktop icon was only temporary, as the icon would be automatically regenerated following each boot.
To the user, this appears to be a bug in the software, since other windows programs do not function like this. Good thing I did a Google search on this issue and found the following post on Webroot Community which explains how this behavior can be disabled:
I think it is not a good idea to have this behavior at all, though, especially as the default behavior. It is only an annoyance to the user, and makes Webroot appear to be invasive and have bugs. If the user deletes a desktop icon, it is because the user did not want that icon, and no software should persist in adding itself back to the desktop after the user deletes it!
This may also prevent turning away customers who may conclude that there are problems in the Webroot software...
Webroot could offer secure VPN service. To encrypt data and protection users in public insecure WIFI, a VPN is a must. Webroot could offer VPN service which would have like 6 plans with the most basic plan offered to WSA AV users and subsequent advanced plans for Internet Plus and Complete users. The rest of the plans could be used at a reasonal upgrade price per year. Anybody not using WSA could also use the service for a price. The VPN would come integrated with WSA. And option like 'install secure VPN' would install the VPN serive. And then start using secure worry free WIFI. It'd be that simple.
Thanks to @DavidP for this thread
It could be nice for me to can stop my remote PC with a remote command. Actually if you send a stop command, the PC will stop only when there's a new event.
Is Webroot going to add a network monitor? I see the big thing is having a secured network, but what if the password is compromised? Currently there is no option included in the software for mapping a network, thereby making it difficult in discovering if anyone is piggybacking off the network. McAfee has an option that allows the user to view who is logged in to their network, and I would love to see such a feature added to Secure Anywhere.
What are some thoughts?
I opened a thread this a.m. regarding the delay I was experiencing receiving email notifications of posts to a thread I am following. There seems to be a problem with the My Settings>Subscriptions & Bookmarks section.
With respect to Email Delivery, there is a bullet point for “Immediate” and “Use default (immediate).” I thought these two were the same and I placed the bullet point on “Use default (immediate).” However, I was getting delays of several hours receiving emails on this setting.
After opening the thread, DavidP came up with the solution, which was to change the bullet point to “Immediate.” I made the change and cured the problem. Now, I receive emails notifications instantaneously.
Can this inconsistency be fixed?
i think better make a general link for download file from webroot domain :
example : www.webroot.com/mobiledownload for manual download file .
Or : webroot.com/mobile/android and www.webroot/mobile/iOS
And always upload latest file version .
A Big company must first Lean self services .
I noticed that even the 2013 version of the Webroot software still rely on the Windows firewall for incoming connections monitoring and only check outgoing connections. I was reading the review on PCMAG and apparently, Webroot is planning a full two-way firewall. I hope this firewall is complete, in the sense that it also detects web exploits?
I would like to see an option to save the heuristics settings as per a network.
For instance I want to setup strong heuristics settings for Public Network, it means all the heuristics to High and "Warn when new programs execute that are not trusted". On the other hand for Home/Work Network the heristics settings might be in the default state.
Once saved the heuristics settings for a network, WSA would recognize automatically to which a network I am connected to and would apply the respective heuristics settings.
I would like to see a feature added where when you right click on the Secure Anywhere system tray icon there are options to either "Shutdown Webroot Protection" for 10 Minutes, 1 Hour and until next restart.
Being a former Avast user I liked having this feature.