I can not use google chrome, webroot warning blocking use

  • 29 February 2016
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a webroot warning poped up on coogle chrome. I x'ed out of the program. The webroot warning is still there blocking use of google chrome. Have signed out and restarted computer. Please advise or remove block.

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Userlevel 7
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Hello copecl,
 
Welcome to the Webroot Community,
 
May I ask if you are trying to download and install Google Chrome or is this your default browser? What OS are you running?
 
 
 
 
Userlevel 7
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Hello again!
 
Please have a look here at these PC User Guide articles that can help you with unblocking and allowing if you are totally sure these programs or sites are not malicious.
 
Controlling active processes
http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C10_SystemControl/CH10b_ControllingPr...
Blocking/Allowing files
http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C5_Quarantine/CH5b_BlockingAllowingFi...
Managing protected applications
http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C6_IDProtection/CH6c_ManagingProtecte...
 
 
Lets try to put into English the essence of the areas where a user can tailor what WSA does to protect the system
 
There are essentially 3 key areas where this can happen/a user can override WSA.  These are essentially reached, from the main WSA panel, as follows:
 
  1. PC Security > Block/Allow Files
  2. Identity Protection > Application Protection
  3. Utilities > System Control > Control Active Processes
 
and once there the user usually has the options to:
 
A. "Allow"
B. "Protect/Monitor"
C. "Block/Deny"
 
In the case of 1. Detection Configuration
 
If an item is set to:
 
- "Allow", WSA ignores it during scans and shield actions, meaning if it's a virus that has been allowed, it can continue acting as a virus acts.  Be careful of what you allow in this area and ensure it's something you trust implicitly if you are going to change the status from Block to Allow.
 
- "Monitor", WSA will watch the item to determine if it is legitimate or related to malware.  It is not necessary to add files into this list or set files to monitor manually unless you are changing them from a Block or Allow status.  This might be useful if for example you think Webroot might have had a false positive on something and you want to check again at a later time to see if the determination has changed.  You could set it to Monitor and have Webroot check it again.
 
- "Block", then WSA will treat the items as it would detected malware.  It will not be executed, and it will not be written to your hard drive.  Detected infections are automatically set to a Block status.
 
In the case of 2. Protected Applications (Internet Security & Complete version ONLY)
 
In this case:
 
- "Allowed applications" are not secured against information-stealing malware, and also have full access to protected data on the system. Many applications unintentionally access protected screen contents or keyboard data without malicious intent when running in the background. If you trust an application that is currently marked as "Deny," you can change it to "Allow."
 
- "Protected applications" are secured against information-stealing malware, but also have full access to data on the system. By default, web browsers are assigned to the "protected" status. If desired, you might also want to add other software applications to "protected," such as financial management software. When you run a protected application, the Webroot icon in the system tray displays a padlock.
 
- "Denied applications" cannot view or capture protected data on the system, but can otherwise run normally.
 
And finally, in the case of 3. Control Active Processes
 
If a process is set to:
 
- "Allow" it means WSA allows it to run on the system. It's important to note that if an item is already allowed here, that's because Webroot knows already from seeing the file before that it's ok to allow.
 
- "Monitor" status means WSA will journal what that program is doing and keep a very close eye on it for any suspicious activity.  Basically it would treat it as if it wasn't already sure about it one way or the other, and it wants to monitor it closely until it's sure about it.
 
- "Block" means just that...iWSA does not allow it to run on the syste.  Be very careful about what you block in this area and ensure that anything you decide to block is a non-essential process.  Otherwise, you could be setting yourself up for a lot of grief if you block something critical.
 
Now, hopefully that has given you a consolidated low down on where to look and what you can do to affect how WSA 'interferes' with files, objects & processes on your system...and so wil help you get to the bottom of what is causing you grief.
 
Do post back with any specific questions that you may have re. the above.
 
 

I have been having the same issue and I have found 2 ways to get around Webroot: 1. I completely shut down Webroot or 2. I open an incognito tab (for some reason I can do that) and then do CTRL + N to open a new window that is a regular tab. When I try to launch any other way I just get the loading spin wheel by my cursor and then it goes away and nothing happens. However, chrome is still active when I go to task manager (I am running windows 10) I tried allowing the chrome application file to run in the webroot settings like was mentioned above. Running out of ideas, anything would be appreciated. 

Userlevel 7

Hello @selly 

 

The above is great info but it’s over 4 years old, if you are having issues it’s best to Submit a Support Ticket and they will sort it out for you.

 

Note: When submitting a Support Ticket, Please wait for a response from Support. Putting in another Support Ticket on this problem before Support responses will put your first Support Ticket at the end of the queue, it should be 24 to 48 hours but could take a little longer because of COVID 19.

 

Thanks,

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