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Hello,

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?

 

Thanks,

John

Status: Closed
There are no plans for creating a two-way firewall at this time. The Windows firewall handles inbound traffic very well, and in versions since XP, it's very customizable. WSA can interact with the Windows firewall in useful ways, so duplicating the functionality is not needed.

download direct .apk file

Status: Closed
by Sr. Community Guide on ‎02-24-2013 10:45 AM

Hi ,

 

 

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 .

 

:smileyhappy:

 

Thanks ,

 

Status: Closed
Please see my prior comment for additional details. After leaving the idea open for discussion for the past month and receiving no further comments, we are going to close this idea for now.

Please bring back Window Washer!

Status: Closed
by Frequent Voice on ‎05-13-2012 06:33 PM

I want to see Windows Washer come back! I still use the program, and I want to see its development continued. Windows Washer would make WSA a more complete security suite. Many security suties have already intergrated their own version of privacy or tracks cleaning softare into their suties. Webroot was a true piooner in this area, and was one of the first to offer this type of software. Spysweeper's database has already been integrated into WSA. Why not do the same with Windows Washer or offer it as a stand alone product or both. Please bring Windows Washer back!

Status: Closed
I'll start with the sad news: Window Washer as a standalone product is something we no longer offer. Now for the good news: We DO already have it integrated into SecureAnywhere! That functionality is called "System Cleaner" in our Essential and Complete suites. Smiley Happy

Scan smartphone from pc

Status: Closed
by Community Guide BoerenkoolMetWorst on ‎03-27-2013 01:28 AM

For people who don't want to run realtime AV software on their smartphone, add an option into WSA PC product to scan a connected smartphone for malware.

Status: Closed
Thank you for the idea. However, this feature is outside the scope of our product as we currently envision it.
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Uninstallation comment dialogue box

Status: Closed
by Community Expert Advisor ams963 on ‎04-12-2013 02:17 AM

After uninstalling WSA the browser opens to load a page asking for user comment on if Webroot has let the user down.

 

It'd be great if instead of opening the browser, a small dialogue box opens with same function and after posting comment the user closes the box and it says 'thank you for your comment'.

Status: Closed
If you've already uninstalled the product, there is no product from which to open the dialogue box. So the browser method serves its purpose well. While it's conceivable that the box could open prior to the actual uninstallation, the method in place now seems to be working quite well.

Webroot AdBlocker

Status: Closed
by Community Expert Advisor ams963 on ‎04-12-2013 02:50 AM

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.

Status: Closed

We dislike ads as much as everyone else, but ads are not security issues by default. As a rule, we are focusing our attention on security issues. In the event an ad is infected, we are already blocking it. So we will have to decline the opportunity to implement this idea for the same reason we no longer have a spam filter and instead focus our attention on threats.

Webroot should aquire Ad Muncher!

Status: Closed
by Community Expert Advisor ams963 on ‎04-12-2013 05:57 AM

Aquiring Ad Muncher will greatly aid my idea http://community.webroot.com/t5/Ideas-Exchange/Webroot-AdBlocker/idi-p/34352

 

WSA would be almost invincible.

Status: Closed

We will have to decline implementing this idea for the same reasons provided in this other idea, but thank you for the suggestion.

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Add themes to WSA!

Status: Closed
by Community Expert Advisor ams963 on ‎04-12-2013 07:36 AM

It would be great if the user could change the theme/background of WSA to his wish. The orinigality of WSA would not be lost. A given set of themes based on green color could be included with WSA interface. The user simply chooses a theme from the set. Gradually Community members here could come up with newer themes each day and the Webroot members would consider and add them to the set of themes. This way the user will get refreshed from the new themes. The taskbar and desktop icons would also change accordingly by the chosen theme.

Status: Closed
We are planning user interface changes that will be included in our 2014 release, due to be released this Fall. At this point, there are no plans to include multiple skins. David's point about it raising the installation size is correct, because even if the themes are downloaded separately, there still has to be code in the agent to accept and utilize those themes. We're very proud of the tiny footprint of WSA, and anything we can do to keep that footprint as minimal as possible, while still maintaining optimal efficacy, is something we want to do.

license Security

Status: Closed
by Sr. Community Guide on ‎04-19-2013 05:28 PM
Hi , Although now user at setting can hidden license ( serial number ) , but i have suggestion for license security : after user active license on first machine ( computer ) and license add to panel for other installation , after insert serial number confirm username and password for activation process . Regards ,
Status: Closed
For the reason David specified, and others, we probably don't want to go down that road. Necessitating an email address and password to be provided to a sub-user would probably be undesirable for most account admins.

It would be nice if this feature available in the next version of Webroot SecureAnywhere.

 

* Feature name: ScreenCapture.

* Feature option:

    - Capture when focus window title contains some strings.

    - Compress and send captured screens to parent's email.

    - Able to select picture quality, then we can decrease the compressed file.

    - Schedule to send captured screens.

 

Just want to say THANKS to Webroot, it's awesome!

Status: Closed
Thank you for the idea, but this feature is out of scope of the product as we currently envision it. Smiley Happy
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People should not be able to circumvent the local webroot password, just by booting up in safemode and clicking remove password protected settings.

 

Kinda makes the password redundant.

Status: Closed
We want to provide a way for users who have forgotten their password to be able to be able to uninstall without having to resort to tools or "by hand" methods. Any malware that might want to exploit this would have to execute first and we will catch it then.
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Protect settings with a password on android

Status: Closed
by Frequent Voice on ‎06-12-2013 01:23 AM

Your PC product has a password protection option for settings.

 

Your android product does not.

 

Android phones are pretty easy to get into due to the grease from fingers can be seen on the display and the code/pattern quickly guessed.

Status: Closed
Thank you for the suggestion but we do not have any plans to password protect settings in the Android app. The Android environment and our app serve to prevent malware from changing settings If the phone is lost or stolen then you could lock it, wipe it or locate it. A lock would prevent tampering. For the case where you leave your device unattended and someone (for some reason) decides to disable your settings, then the app will provide an indication of this in the device status bar and the app UI itself will be in the yellow Warning state. We believe these measures are sufficient.

After installing official updates to MAC OS, Webroot displays a 'Suspicious Activity' message containing two buttons labeled IGNORE and OK.

 

I think the choice of wording on these two buttons is ambiguous making it difficult to decide which to select.

 

I suggest re-wording the buttons and also providing a pop-up with more information so as to enable the end-user to make a more informed decision.

 

Kind regards,

 

John Graham

West Midlands / UK

Status: Closed

The suspicious activity messages are no longer being used with the Mac OS.

 

Best Regards,

 

James G.

Yeah, that's right, I wanna read what pops up. So make this an option. Big pop ups. Little pop ups. I wanna read them all!
Status: Closed
The admittedly somewhat-confusing pop-up that was the subject of this idea no longer exists at all in the 2014 version of WSA. As it was the only one that appeared for a potentially insufficient amount of time, we believe we can now close this idea as resolved. When you receive the new build, please let us know if you believe this is still an issue that needs to be addressed.

Remote commands

Status: Closed
by Community Guide Asklepios on ‎06-23-2013 10:07 AM

Hi

Thanks to @DavidP for this threadSmiley Happy

http://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-SecureAnywhere-Complete/My-First-steps-with-WSA-C/td-p/41226...

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.

Status: Closed
There are certain architectural limitations that come into play for a request like this. What would need to happen, as David points out, is that the model would have to be changed from a "pull" model to a "push" model. That would require a major developmental undertaking, which would be likely to introduce new kinds of problems in place of the old ones associated with a "pull" model. At this time, there are no plans to implement a "push" model, but if we ever do consider it, we will keep this request in mind.
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Adding 'Location' in member profile in posts.

Status: Closed
by Community Expert Advisor ams963 on ‎06-26-2013 02:25 AM

Hi,

 

Like many other forums it would be great if there was a space for 'Location' in the member profile in posts.

 

Best Wishes,

Amit

Status: Closed
As TripleHelix noted, Location is already a value in the profile. We do not anticipate making changes to the user post page to include a Location field.

Some tabs (e.g., Identity & Privacy ---> View/Edit Protected Applications) have lines exceeding the visible screen size.  Please provide a "maximize" window option.  Currently there is only a minimize option.

Status: Closed
We do not have any plans on implementing a Full Screen option but what we want to investigate are the areas of the user interface where text is not properly displayed and adjust those areas accordingly. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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Webroot Alliance Page

Status: Closed
by New Voice avatar5nova on ‎07-18-2013 05:30 PM

In Today's day and age where technology and companies rise and fall almost as fast as a reboot: It would be nice for Webroot to have an easy to access -flashy, alliance page that the community can reference street name programs and systems that are Webroot friendly. Especially with WiFi and portable systems being the desired norm. Educating the community with an easy to get to reference will allow non-techie users know what products are webroot ready. I say flashy, because I want it that easy to find for people who do not visit the webroot site on a regular basis. They need to find it "at a Glance". A list of application and or name look up can also be an alert posting under the given product. What do you think?

Status: Closed
Thank you for this interesting idea. We do not yet have any demand for such documentation mostly due to the fact that our software does not conflict with other AVs or widely used software. If a customer reports a conflict that includes our software we will resolve accordingly. Thank you again for your feedback!
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Placing 'delete comment' at the bottom

Status: Closed
by Community Expert Advisor ams963 on ‎07-31-2013 09:28 PM

Hi,

 

It'd be great if the 'delete comment' in 'Options' of a post is placed at the bottom of the menu. I would want to look for other other items and not deletion of the comment  first thing when clicking on 'Options'. And mistakenly clicking on delete comment would be a hassle. I know there is a confirmation page before deletion but it would be a hassle.

 

Best Wishes,

Amit

Status: Closed
Hi Amit, The ordering of that menu is not adjustable due to a platform limitation, and this doesn't seem like an issue anyone has actually experienced before.
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'Report inappropriate Content' as an icon

Status: Closed
by Community Expert Advisor ams963 on ‎07-31-2013 09:33 PM

Hi,

 

It'd be great to place 'Report Inappropriate Content' as an icon represented by an exclamation mark on the right side of 'Options' in a post.

 

Best Wishes,

Amit

Status: Closed
We wanted to leave this topic open for at least a month to gather kudos to gauge idea popularity. As it has no kudos, we'll go ahead and close this one. The current functionality for this forum feature seems to work well.