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 know this has been discussed before, but I thought I’d toss it out in the Ideas Exchange Forum.
I did a comparison of WSA’s and Norton’s system cleaner features and here’s what I discovered:
Norton offers “PC Tuneup” and Webroot offers “Cleanup Now.” Both features can be automatically scheduled.
Norton’s “PC Tuneup” cleans up Windows temporary files, Internet Explorer temporary files, Internet Explorer history cleanup, startup manager, registry cleanup and disk optimization (a/k/a disk fragmenter).
WSA's “Cleanup Now” cleans up Windows Desktop (recycle bin, recent document history, start menu click history, run history, search history and start menu order history), Windows System (clipboard contents, windows temporary folder, system temporary folder, windows update temporary folder, windows registry streams, default login user history, memory dump files, cd burning storage folder and flash cookies), Internet Explorer (address bar history, cookies, temporary internet files, url history, setup log, Microsoft download folder, media player bar history, autocomplete form information and cleanup index.dat), and specific applications (Mozilla, Adobe, Sun Java and Microsoft).
WSA does not incorporate defrag into its repertoire. Norton does.
I have heard, and respect, arguments that say that Windows already has an effective defrag option (Disk Defragmenter), and the addition of a defrag feature to WSA would constitute bloatware, but is this dispositive? WSA presently incorporates a feature that cleans up your recycle bin, a feature that Windows already has (Disk Cleanup). Moreover, when you consider all of the things that System Cleaner feature presently cleans up, is it really going too far to incorporate a defrag feature as well? The WSA System Analyzer already analyzes defragmentation issues, so is it too much of a stretch to incorporate defrag into Clean Up Now?
I've been looking for a product with a set of basic PC maintenance utilities to allow users to perform functions like defrag, backup, uninstall and etc. While there are plenty of options out there, including the native Microsoft utilities which are known to be weak and limited, most 3rd party products attempt to upsell users to add anti-virus/malware, emergency recovery and etc. Obviously as a Webroot subscriber I'm not interested in purchasing software that performs functions I already have and would quite probably conflict with Webroot. I'm also a pretty big fan of Webroot and have come to trust your products to the point they are running on every PC in my home. So with this in mind I'm humbly suggesting that Webroot consider adding a new product line or possibly a new set of features to your existing products to incorporate these functions.
I realize that this may seem beyond the scope of what Webroot's core products are aimed at and may be just too much scope creep for your engineers but it's something that customers are interested in. I "admin" all the computers in our household (8 so far) and it would be a valueadd for me to be sure. Having these necessary functions available in a standardized interface that gives me more control and better performance than Microsoft's utilities would be something I'd be willing to pay for. As it stands I'm stuck looking at vendors and products that I either don't trust (think IOBit) or contain features I already have and/or don't need.
Anyone else in this boat?
I've noticed that at-least two new features have been added to the software since I purchased it. However, I had no idea the features had been implemented because no notification or message was provided. To keep users engaged and aware of new features, add an alerts box that automatically launches on the "You are protected!" main screen, which the describes the newly added feature(s).
This will increase retention because users will see the benefits of the software rather than thinking "I guess I'm just paying for regular updates, unlike Symantec who is always adding features to their software."
What are some thoughts?
This is an expanded discussion of a previous thread. See, Backing Up PDF Files.
Webroot lists certain files it invites you to check off in order to back them up, including doc, docx, xls, xlsx, jpg, jpeg, png, mpeg, avi and mp4 files. I am assuming if you check off those files, they will in fact be backed up. Files that are not listed can be added through WSA’s customization feature, which allows you to manually add specific files. However, this assumes we, the users, are aware of all the files we have on our computers. If we are not, then those files will not be backed up, regardless of their importance. Cases in point are pdf, tiff, gif, ppt, pptx, and possibly others.
Recent discussion has focused on modifying WSA’s backup features to include the opportunity to check off additional files rather than having the user resort to a manual entry through the customization feature. This suggestion has garnered some support by various members of this community.
However, another alternative ought to be considered, and that involves the elimination of the check off feature as well as the elimination of the customization feature and simply expanding WSA’s back up to automatically include all known files. Of course, it is possible that new file types will be born every day, but as they are discovered, they can be added by WSA.
I am leaning towards this latter alternative. It simplifies the process while affording the user the maximum possible back up coverage without having to resort to manual insertion through the customization feature.
I would invite views on these two alternatives.
Either way, something should be done expeditiously because the current system is flawed and needs to be fixed.
I am a closed beta tester since Webroot acquired Prevx. In fact Webroot inherited me
During such a long period I have been reporting dozens of bugs via Wilders forum before the Webroot community started. Since then I have been writing here or directly to the support. So I may dare to label myself as an experienced bug reporter
Therefore I have to admit that I really miss any tracing system for the reported bugs. The current system (via support) is quite confusing because all reports and replies by the support staff are stuffed in one never ending post what is indeed user-uncomfortable.
In this respect Opera keeps primacy. They have very sophisticated system for reporting and tracing bugs. If you report a bug you will receive an unique ID belonging to your report so it is very easy to trace that bug later on forums, in changelogs or in the closed bug tracing system.
Therefore I would welcome to have similar system in Webroot support. We need to make reporting of bugs more convenient and transparent.
I am not complaining just trying to make a good offer
Thanks & regards,
As of now, Webroot products are localized to 13 languages. I (and hopefully others) would like change that, by adding Hungarian to the mix. If this gets the green light, I would translate Webroot products into Hungarian as I've done a couple of localizations in the past.
When I submit a file through webroot program, I get no feedback. At all.
I would like to see a page listing all the files I have submitted, and the results, including the malware designation if such was given.
Really need this.
I know that the WP7 community is small (and in some circles WP7 is derided as not a serious mobile OS) but I believe that its acceptance is on the raise and therefore I was wondering if anyone knows of any plans by Webroot to include support for OS via the Mobile Security application.
One of the reasons I went for Essentials 2012 rather than Complete 2012 is the lack of this support.
Personally I hope that there are plans afoot and that the omission (IMHP) is rectified soon.
Any thoughts or observations about the inclusion in the Webroot apps (not about which mobile O/S is best) welcome.
I have just tried your new Webroot Secure Anywhere System Analyzer. I have found it quite nice but I suggest that in future versions it should tell more about the detected problem with just one click on the warning icon instead of diving into the log file, it would be perfect .
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I think that it would be a good thing to include the option to add user-based rules to the firewall. It's like this:
At the moment, if we want to block an application from being executed, we can manually add it using the following steps: PC Security -> Quarantine -> (Detection Configuration) Configure.
However, we cannot (at the moment) do the same thing if we want to block an application's access to the Internet. We just can't manually block it from using the Internet BEFORE it is executed. In order to block an application, we would have to go the PC Security -> Firewall -> (Select) Warn if any process connects to the Internet unless explicitly allowed -> [Access the application] -> See it in the Firewall table (accessed from PC Security -> Firewall -> View Network Applications) -> Block that application -> Then revert the Firewall heuristics to their previous settings.
As you can see, the process is more complicated than it should be. I think that an "Add/Remove Rule" button should be added to the Firewall table (accessed from PC Security -> Firewall -> View Network Applications), so we could make a choice about a certain application before it is executed. Thus, there would be no need to fiddle with the Firewall heuristics every single time you want to block a certain something.
I also think it is worth mentioning that other vendors (that I shall not name) who offer similar overall protection solutions already have this feature included in their products.
In my opinion, this shouldn't be a complicated thing to do, because the code from the Detection Configuration table [PC Security -> Quarantine -> (Detection Configuration) Configure] could be reused to accomplish this.
Thank you for your time and please tell me your opinion about this.
I used this feature from the web portal all the time. It's more secure and reduces file redundancy. Is it still available in the new portal?
It would be nice to post a "Closed Sticky" on the forum that only the Moderators can change when updated on the following:
1. Current Release Version Number
2. Current Beta Version Number.
I am having some issues with WSA ... malfunctioning Web Shield, Identity Shield, no padlock at all etc.
Webroot tech gurus have concluded that all my problems stem from the fact that my OS language is not supported by WSA.
So I have no other chance than to require inclusion of Czech language into WSA.
I may understand that our market is not as big and thus good as others but I have very strong argument which stands by me ... All other major players in the field of PC security have their products fully localized in Czech language. Just to name a few ... Norton, ESET, Avira, Avast, Kaspersky etc. etc.
Thanks & regards,
Hello Webroot Staff.
I'm posting this for consideration as a few have asked about it from Wilders Security Forums about the possibility of a Blackberry Mobile Security app for the current OS and the new version that comes out in 2013.
Blackberry Phone and Tablet.
I use NIS 2013 and Webroot. I liked them both. One thing I wish Webroot had that Norton does is "system insight" (shows when programs were installed, when viruses where found, when scans were done, and performance issues such as high memory usage/high cpu usage).
Anyhow, this comes in handy for me when I need to find out:
1. When a virus was installed via a program (to find the culprit person).
2. When and what program was installed to troubleshoot Windows issues.
3. Verify and check if scheduled scans are taken place correctly.
4. Look and see what programs were used the most, usage of memory/cpu of each program, and whether the PC turns off or goes into standby.
Keep in mind (for those who don't use Norton), that this is all done in a clean calendar format.
I love Webroot, but wish there was some type of expanded log.
Request serious consideration to incorporate the remaining (all) functions from original Window Washer into Webroot Essentials, including free space space washing & clean complete computer function downlaod to start-up disc.
I would like to see Anti-Theft feature in WSA for PC.
It should work more less in the same way like for Android. It means you should be able to localize your stolen or lost PC, send commands to lock it etc. You could even implement tracking of PC using inbuilt web-cam.
Let's utilize MyWebroot in its full potential and further enhance WSA for PC!
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.