Webroot® Consumer/Business - for Macs
Webroot® Consumer/Business - for Macs
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There’s a previous post from 5 months ago on this topic. I just recently bought Webroot for our small company, and I’m in the process of rolling it out to my Mac users, I have run into the same issue with Dropbox and the initial scan that the previous post talks about.We have nearly 900 GB in our Dropbox! I tried signing out of Dropbox on my Macbook that I use for testing, to see if the initial Webroot scan would thus quickly skip or ignore files that aren’t stored locally. But the scan just attempts to open a Dropbox file (online only), and it waits several seconds to see if it will download before moving on. From the previous post, I was hoping that enough time has gone by that an update to Webroot for Mac might have resolved this. It doesn’t appear so.
Installed Webroot Secure Anywhere on my MacBook Pro M1 running Ventura, and the initial scan has run for hours and never completes. It appears that it is scanning every file in my OneDrive, most of which are cloud-based.This makes Webroot useless for me, and I’m going to have to remove it and go with another alternative.Truly sad, as Webroot used to be a decent product.
Greetings to everyone,Thank you for any kind of help in advance. I have External SSD Hard Drive that i am trying to scan. I share document with my SSD hard drive and I am trying to scan with my webroot on Mac OS ventura. From advance setting > scan setting> Scan Option > selected scan mount Drive but still It does not Scan my External SSD . How can I scan External SSD with webroot on Mac OS Ventura?Please Someone Help me out !!!!!!
Hi,Has anyone seen something like this? Looks like a bug with the latest version on MacOS to me.My Webroot reported what appears to be an old threat this morning (Dwell time1870 days+) on my Macbook for a file that no longer exists. I tried to open Webroot Secure Anywhere on my Mac (agent v188.8.131.52) , but it was not responding, though Activity Monitor showed it was running.One of my clients has a similar issue, a very old threat (Dwell time 1078 Days+) endpoint (agent v184.108.40.206) has been offline/unavailable from early this morning.I have uninstalled Webroot Secure Anywhere, restarted and reinstalled from a newly download copy. Now I get this segmentation fault from the Webroot process on my Macbook. -------------------------------------Translated Report (Full Report Below)-------------------------------------Process: Webroot SecureAnywhere Path: /Users/USER/Downloads/Webroot SecureAnywhere.app/Contents/MacOS/Webroot SecureAnywhereIdentifier: com.webroot.Webroot-SecureAnywhereVe
I’m running MacOS 13.4. I keep getting a notification that says “Turn On Your McAfee”. It shows up once every 2 or so minutes. I’m guessing that it’s some sort of Malware. I never used McAfee. And I haven’t clicked on this notification. I examined System Settings / Notifications. McAfee is not on the list. What do I do to get rid of this?
According to Webroot docs (which look quite old: https://docs.webroot.com/us/en/home/wsa_mac_userguide/Content/ScanningForMalware/ScanningSpecificFilesAndFolders.htm#:~:text=To%20scan%20a%20specific%20file,displays%2C%20select%20Scan%20With%20Webroot I can right or ctrl-click a file and select Scan With Webroot. However, on my M2 Mac running latest Ventura, this feature does not seem to be available? I have searched all over for how I might turn this back on or enable it without success.Does anyone know if this is this still possible, or has this feature disappeared on new Macs and newer MacOS versions?
I am trying to install Webroot antivirus on a MacThe installation does not seem to be completing.even though the Icon is in the Application folder but it is not launching.during installation i did not see the window that has Scan button.it does show up in the activity monitor but seems like not doing anything..MAC OSX 10.14.6I uninstalled in Safe mode a few times and reinstalled it.Need Help.
So the latest run of Webroot Secure Anywhere flagged a file that I believe is incorrect? According to several website, this one included (https://tidbits.com/2022/09/02/macoss-new-xprotect-now-regularly-scans-for-malware/) say that this is a “new” (around November of 2022) built in malware protector in MacOS. Seems to me that this should not be flagged as malware? It flagged it as “MacOS.Lazarus.1.r”So my question is this: Is this file corrupted with a virus and should be replaced, or is this an error of Webroot? And if it should be replaced, anyone have an idea at how that can be done?Thanks
Webroot says computer is clean and protected but I’m gettng a popup that says “Suspicious activity detected>System Folder Modified: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.ARMDCHelper.cc24aef4a1b90ed___725c38014c95072f92651fb65e1b9c8 etc. I thought webroot would identify suspicious activity and clean it - not sure how to deal with suspicious activity.
We have a few new clients using Adobe CS and were advised to disable ID Shield in our policy to enable this to work.The problem is it now shows Webroot in a “Protection Disabled” state and prompts the user to enable ID Shield, which they cannot do because policies are centrally managed. I found a 5 year old thread on this with some promises by Webroot to address, but seems to me the issue is the same as it was in 2017.Is there any update on this? Thanks!
I am running Carbonite Safe CE 22.3 on a MacBook Pro M1 Max, running macOS Monterey Version 12.4 (21F79). About once a week, I am asked to grant it Full Disk Access permission. Except that it already has it. I see that Webroot Secure Anywhere went through this about two years ago in other threads. But I do not see a solution. Any ideas? Just to prove the point, here is a screen shot:
Hello, I just renewed my membership and it seems that it will not scan my MacBook Pro. I go to a college that uses examplify and am wondering if anyone knows if that software has ruined my scanning on my webroot security. I have not had this issue until my school had changed to this test taking software. It always wants me ti disable my virus protection and I always say no. So I am wondering if the examplify software has messed it up without my permisson. I also would like to know how to fix this porblem with my webroot so it will scan. I go into the app/ file whatever you would like to call it to go ahead and run a scan on my computer, everythin works normally until i click scan my computer and it will run for about 3 seconds and then say scan cancelled. What can i do to fix this.
When I wake my machine up, or it is has been running for some time, if I click on the WebRoot SecureAnywhere menu bar at the top, I see multiple scans running. It looks something like the image below, and all scans are updating, rather slowly however. The problem here is that WSA is now using a lot of the processing power and a large quantity of memory running all these scans. It is slowing other things badly.It seems to me that if a scan is in progress, then maybe you should not start a new one? Running MacOS 12.0 (21A344) on a MacBookPro 14-inc 2021 Apple M1 Max, 32 GB memoryIs there a way to stop this behavior other than constantly stopping scans in progress, which means they never finish, so I do not see the results. Thanks
When uninstalling WSA from a Mac computer, WSA leaves a lot behind. Could the uninstaller for Mac's be made to uninstall what is left behind? After uninstalling WSA on my Mac running High Sierra this is left behind: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/36039i9D4582170F92A2B1.png[/img] [user=57748][/user] [user=32313][/user]
After installing the MacOS Big Sur Public Beta ok, I restarted and went back to Catalina, until I had some free time to do some beta testing.The first “Webroot Secure Anywhere” scan reported it had found a threat it called MacOS.Lazarus.l.r, at the following location./Volumes/MacBigSirBeta — Data/Library/Apple/System/Library/CoreServices/MRT.app/Contents/MacOS/MRTIs this malware or a virus, or has the virus security S/W picked it up in error?I know there is a development too called Lazarus, and that the MRT app is Apple’s Malware Removal Tool, but wasn’t sure why Webroot flagged it as a threat.
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 know I have discussed this before, but I am still seeing this behavior, I still think it is a bug, but it makes the tool annoying because IMO it is always crying wolf. A scan just completed and it was “green.” Another scan started almost immediately, and everything orange immediately to start (as seen below.) Even after a green scan just finished, the color of Webroot app was, and is still, and is almost always orange. This makes no sense to me. What actually is going on here and what is the app actually trying to indicate here going orange after a green scan? The results tab was also empty FYI.Then, after the scan shown below detected no threats, everything went back to green, until the next scan started, and then orange again. But it does not always do this, just most of the time.So why is it orange immediately after a green scan? That makes no sense, and causes me to “run and check it” when I really do not have to. But how would I know if it is a false orange or a real threat?
This started with Big Sur and continue in Monterrey, but more and more we see really long scan times on Macs. By really long, I mean several days. So long that I often see 3 or 4 scans running at the same time and slowing down the machine significantly.Is anyone else seeing this? Have a solution?
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