Best answer by RetiredTripleHelixView original
Is Microsoft Edge protected by webroot?
Are there any issues with Webroot and Microsoft Edge? I am not certain which browser to make as my default.
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The Edge browser does not support any add-ons, extensions, toolbars, or the like. As this was a decision by Microsoft, the Webroot toolbars and extensions (e.g. Password Manager Toolbar and Web Filtering Extension) are not compatible with the Edge browser. The best solution is to use an alternative browser that is compatible with the Webroot extensions. The following browsers are compatible with Webroot’s extensions:
Google Chrome™ 10.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (32-bit only) or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
I hope this helps!
Many thanks for the quick response.
You can manually add Edge to the Identity Shield and it works but as James said add-ons and extensions are not supported at this time until Microsoft allows in the near future.
Here to add Edge to the Identity Shield:
Go here in the UI: http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C6_IDProtection/CH6c_ManagingProtectedApps.htm and click on Add and go here and add both of these files to the ID Shield!
I suspect that there are such plans but given the issues that resulted when Google or Mozilla (I forget which) changed their rules for how extensions could be deployed I would expect that producing an extension that works with Edge may be taking some time...given how secure Edge is supposed to be, etc.
Perhaps our most excellent Community Manager ? might be able to do some checking internally and let us know whether things are moving on this or not?
Webroot has already released their syncing extension to Edge, as far as I can see. That's partly why I'm wondering what Webroot's future strategy is with Edge.
Not sure what you mean by "syncing extension" as when I consult the official Microsoft site for Edge-related extensions there is no reference to anything from Webroot at this moment.
The whole area is a bit confusing and takes some getting used to what with all the changes in 'apps this', 'applications that', and what the difference is between the two, etc.
Hopefully Nic can shed som light re. your questions and I am sure that if an Webroot Edge extension appears for beta testing then the beta testing group, who will get it first, will advise on that as and when.
However, Webroot should pick up the virus when it's downloaded onto harddrive.
EDIT: Few to none of the other security vendors provide protection to Edge yet, so it's not just Webroot.
I know what you mean...but rest assured that you are still well protected by WSA regardless as if a nasty should manage to access your system via a malcious site then WSA will jump on the payload by default...whatever.
However, you can enhance security by following the instruction provided by Daniel in Post #5 in this thread which explains how to manually add non supported browsers and other applicaitons to the Identity Protection Shield. Have a reread of that post and give it a try...it is simple and easy to do.
I do not think that those are the right ones. What I have registered under Identity Protection/Applications are the following:
which should reside under this path:
Hope that helps?
Surely this should be easier.
Did you make sure that you had the 'Protect' radio button set against each entry? I have tried to type in the address bar and I am having no issues at all.
Edge is indeed very broken with Webroot and will not work if you try to 'protect' it manually - I can confirm it.
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I would therefore recommed that you Open a Support Ticket ASAP, includinga link to this thread to avoid you having to key the detail of what you have tried, and seeing if the Support Team can identify the issue and resolve it for you.
Also, now that extensions have been introduced in Edge, the customers have been promised support for Edge (source).
But I can confirm ? and his issue is reproducable on my end. Webroot will not protect you as good in Edge as if you use Chrome or Firefox yet - better stick with them until then.