Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ - Antivirus
Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ - Antivirus
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Laptop doesn't detect Webroot
I recently took my laptop in for it's yearly healthcheck, would anyone know why the report I got back shows that it did not detect any AntiVirus on the system although Webroot shows it is Active and I am protected? Have I failed to do something apart from entering the new keycode? Linda
I have a question
OK I need to wipe and reinstall my operating system to fix an issue and the webroot that I have the code is good for 3 activations and two have already been used, when I reinstall webroot will that activation use up my third one? is there a way to prevent that because I need to save it for a third computer im getting
Too many false positives
I get tired of all the "malicious site" warnings this software pops up with for legit sites. Recently I'm not able to access Google because SecureAnywhere is saying Google is a malicious site. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4274i9A720D3DE1068B0F.jpg[/img]
What reasons influenced you the most to make you choose Webroot?
What are the reasons that influenced you the most to make you choose Webroot considering how many Cyber Security Products there are to choose from these days? Also do you like using WSA by itself, or do you like using it with other Security Products? If you are using WSA with other Security Products then which products do you prefer to use with WSA to make up your Layered Security Setup? Also, how long have you been using Prevx / WSA?
Beware of new P2P Ransomeware in circulation!
There's talk at Wilder's Security Forum of a new Ransomeware which is spreading by P2P networks. This Ransomeware is able to flash your bios, but it is not known at this time the changes it is making to the bios. One user which has already fallen victim to this malware says replacing your hard drive will not remove the threat. Zfactor at Wilders is trying to obatain a sample which compromised a friends computer. The victim says he has scanned his computer with norton, eset, avira, avast, dr web, bitdefender, webroot, gdata, fsecure, panda, avg, emsisoft, vipre, mcafee, comodo, ikarus, kaspersky, trend, fortinet among others , and none of them have detected the threat. The victim of this threat says he still has not been able to remove the threat even after replacing the hard drive. He says he is going to replace the memory next which I myself do not think will help from the sound of it. The Ransomewear has him locked out of the bios. I think as we find out
Will WSA Logs Utility run in Safe mode?
I was thinking about trying WSA on my Laptop again. The last time my Laptop would not boot anymore. It would freeze right after Windows login. Since my Laptop may not boot anymore I was wondering if WSA Logs utility will run in safe mode. Safe mode disables Windows installer so I was thinking it probably wouldn't, but maybe some portable application would run. So, will WSA Utility run in Safe Mode?
Go mornig, I haven't been here in a while but I have an issue. My wife's laptop took a dump the other day so we purchused a used one because she only surfs the net and plays bingo. I installed webroot on the computer and everything is fine except that everytime it boots it puts a new icon on the desktop. Is there any way I can stop this from happening? Thanks alot.
Walmart OnLine Review of WSA Products
It just gets better.............................And better............................................And better. When you access the link you will notice Webroot products with Five star ratings........that is is F I V E star ratings. Click on the stars itself for each application and read the reviews................Customers love .......................Webroot.....................The majority of comments is positive for Webroot.:D Full read here: [url=http://www.walmart.com/browse/computers/software/webroot/3944_3951_443023/YnJhbmQ6V2Viicm9vdAieie]http://www.walmart.com/browse/computers/software/webroot/3944_3951_443023/YnJhbmQ6V2Viicm9vdAieie[/url] ******* Remember click on the orange star to read the reviews.
Scan starts running at every startup
Hi, I have Secure Anywhere version 18.104.22.168. Just recently it started running a system scan everytime I startup the computer. It has always been scheduled for once a week. From what I've read that if a scheduled scan is missed, it will run. I understand that. But once it completes that scan successfully, why is it running again the very next time I startup the computer, which might be just a few hours later? Seems to me if it made up for the missed scheduled scan it should not run again. Nothing on the system has changed during that time I was online. No downloads, no new software etc. Right now it's maxing out the CPU for about 20 mins at startup and you can't do anything until its completed the scan. I've tried unchecking the scan at startup box, but it's still starts a scan at every startup. Please advise. Thanks, Scott
[How-to-fix-it] Webroot deleting explorer.exe
I re-installed Webroot after using another program and Webroot almost killed my PC. After the installation it started the auto scan which showed up infected files (all false positive by the way). One of the infected files was [b]explorer.exe[/b]. I changed my Windows Seven theme a long time ago, so I had to replace the explorer.exe with a modified explorer.exe. Webroot Secure Anywhere version 22.214.171.124 didn't care and started the automated cleanup engine without even asking me and *tada* removed c:windowsexplorer.exe because of a wrong MD5 hash. Immediately the taskbar was gone as well as my desktop. Some moments later the whole system crashed with a blue screen. Since I use Windows 7 I cannot remember that I ever saw a blue screen. I had to restart the PC and after the Windows login the whole screen was just black and a lovely "explorer.exe Class not registered" error message appeared. So no start button, no file manager... nothing. The fir
Will WSA protect from phishing emails?
Hi, I get a lot of phishing emails in my spam filter in one of my web based email addresses(yeah I was anything but careful at the beginning of using the internet). And most of those are very obvious and common very often warned about in forums, tech news sites, etc. That clicking on the links would get me in trouble. I was wondering if WSA would protect me from the phishing scams. That is even if I click on the links would WSA protect me? I know Web filter blocks websites with malware. But will it block the phishing sites, scams etc? Best Wishes, Amit
Another Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2013 Review
Here is another good review on WSA AntiVirus 2013. Good points [img]http://www.comparedandreviewed.com/images/website/product/tick.jpg[/img] • Great value for money • Uses a very small amount of disk space • Great malware detection • Powerful behavior-based detection' Bad points [img]http://www.comparedandreviewed.com/images/website/product/cross.jpg[/img]• Poor anti-phishing protection • Lack of features like laptop mode. (These 2 points above Webrooters can explain further on these 2 issues) Overall [img]http://www.comparedandreviewed.com/images/website/icons/rating_5_off.jpg[/img]Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2013 is a powerful antivirus program. It also has some nice little extras that don't come with other antivirus products. The system is easy to install and has a helpful and clear interface, making it easy to operate. The system takes up less space than its competitors but it doesn’t scan files so quickly and it doesn’t score
Key stil working after refund?
I got a refund of Webroot because it was causing some BSOD in my system. But after I uninstalled Appguard, I did not get any BSOD anymore, so I think the problem was with appguard + webroot. Now I want to buy Webroot again to use it alone in realtime, but my old key is still working in "My Webroot" console (it says I have 356 days remaining). Should I just add the new key in the console? How do I delete the old key?
Recent Webroot reviews
Hi, I couldn't help but noticed the general enthusiasm on this forum regarding some recent webroot reviews: [url=http://geekyproductreviews.com/webroot-secureanywhere-complete-antivirus-review/]http://geekyproductreviews.com/webroot-secureanywhere-complete-antivirus-review/[/url] [url=http://www.avwars.com/]http://www.avwars.com/[/url] I am surprised though that nobody inquired about the methodology used for these reviews, number and samples used, etc. When Webroot failed miserably AV Comparatives test everybody claimed that the test was not accurate, in real life is different, etc. Now, when two obscure entities published their review (along with a link "Buy now") the enthusiasm is general. everybody is congratulating everybody and together Webroot; not a word about the methodology used, number of samples, type of sample, etc.
Warning of malicious content just for one moment
Hi! From time to time, WSA warns me of malicious content when entering a website (for example: www. plattentests.de, when clicking on the reviews of music): "This website contains a known threat and has been blocked" - I have the option to close or allow, but only for 1 or 2 seconds, so I have no chance on making a decision, because the message disappears immediately. When entering one minute later, there´s no warning at all. So what does this mean? Does WSA recognize within seconds, that there´s actually no threat?(I´m sure, this website is clean, I´ve never had warnings with other antivrus programms). Can I ignore messages that disappear within one second and that don´t reappear? Thx for your answers, Robert
Another Great Review For WSA Antivirus
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I am currently trialing WSA. For years I have been a fan of Prevx so when I read that they had been acquired by Webroot I was skeptical about its future. I need not have worried, Webroot has taken an already excellent program and actually improved it. I intend to purchase this software when my trial expires.
Problems with typing
Hi! Since I use Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus (I installed the programm two days ago), I´ve experienced this problem: When typing in browser line or any other field on a website, the first letter doesn´t appear, so I´ve first to press a button and afterwards I can type, which is very annoying. In a customer review on amazon I´ve found a review, where a customer complains about keyboard problems, and Mike Rush replied that this is a known problem and there´s a solution for it: "This is actually just an instance where you have to set your keyboard processes to "Allow" within the Identity Shield. I apologize for any frustration but these instructions will most likely resolve the keyboard issues. Open Webroot, click Identity & Privacy, click View/Edit Protected Applications, find your keyboard processes and set them to "Allow". Mike R" When I click on "allow" for iexplore.exe and mozilla.exe in the Protected Applications settings the problem disappears. So my questio
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