This content has been reviewed and updated on April 10th, 2020 by APruneau.
If multiple people use your computer, you can set some permissions that provide or deny access to certain functions. These access controls also protect your computer from malware that tries to change settings in the Webroot SecureAnywhere software.
To change Access Control settings:
- Open SecureAnywhere.
- In the top right, click Advanced Settings.
- Click Access Control.
- If you want to change a setting, select its checkbox to disable it (uncheck the box) or activate it (check the box). When you're done, click Save.
The following table describes the Access Control setting options:
- Enable Password Protection: Requires that users enter a password for any configuration changes or critical actions.
- Password: If Password Protection is enabled, type the password.
- Repeat Password: If Password Protection is enabled, repeat the password.
- Protect against process termination: Prevents software from terminating Webroot SecureAnywhere.
- Protect against process tampering: Prevents software from tampering with Webroot SecureAnywhere.
- Require the completion of a CAPTCHA when changing critical features: Opens a CAPTCHA dialog that requires you to read distorted text on the screen and enter the text in a field before performing any critical actions. These actions include changing shields, importing configuration settings, uninstalling the program, and shutting down the agent.
- Require the completion of a CAPTCHA when changing any configuration options: Opens a CAPTCHA dialog that requires you to read distorted text on the screen and enter the text in a field before performing any configuration changes.
- Allow users to remove threats without a password: Allows any user to remove threats, even if password protection is enabled.
- Allow non-administrative users to modify configuration options: Enables you to modify configuration options, whether you are logged in as an administrative user or not.
- Allow uninstallation by non-administrative users: Enables you to uninstall the program, whether you are logged in as an administrative user or not.
- Allow access to advanced features by non-administrative users: Enables you to access the advanced features, whether you are logged in as an administrative user or not. Advanced features include all options in the Settings panels and the Antimalware tools under Quarantine.
- Hide the keycode on screen: Hides the keycode minus the first four characters.