Best answer by JesseBropezView original
Once a Trojan is executed is it too late?
I ran something that turned out to probably be a trojan by allowing it once because I trusted the software which was probably really stupid, I ended up using webroot to remove it. Is it too late for my computer now even though it's removed? Do I need to essentially reformat clean my pc? Scan shows nothing, but still I guess in theory just because the trojan generator is gone it could still be running what ever it put on my computer right? I'm ignorant when it comes to this stuff.
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Welcome to the Webroot Community,
If you ran a scan with Webroot and it came up clean after removing the Trojan then you should be okay. If you want peace of mind you can always submit a support ticket which is free of charge with your Webroot subscription. They will gladly check your system out for you.
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Hope this helps?
Also here is the Webroot PC User Guide if you want to have a look.
Have a great evening!
Welcome to the Webroot Community.
You have a right to your opnion but...
Webroot Support has been around for a very long time helping their customers. Remote assistance is usually only carried out if their email response to the customer does not help. They are most trustworthy and I have never heard of any complaints from any Webroot customers in the three years that I have been on this Forum as a Volunteer.. I have only heard of graditude and prasise of how great and gracious the Webroot Support is. Support isn't concerned with your personal files. They are only interested in fixing the issues. So you have a right to your unfounded opinion but Webroot has the best Support and free Support anywhere on the planet IMO. I have called on Support and have had nothing but success and have never felt threatened over privacy issues. 😉
My name is Jesse and I'm with Webroot's Advanced Malware Removal Team, we'd be the team handling your case if you submitted a support request. Usually we do not even go as far as remoting into a system unless it is still infected and requires manual remediation - which we can see from some logging information from Webroot when you submit a ticket. When you do submit a ticket, it provides us with two reports, these two reports contain information about removed infections and a scan log of your system - all of which do not contain any kind of sensitive information. We can also provide you with more information about the infection removed and whether or not it was able to execute. If you had seen Webroot detect a threat immediately after, this usually means Webroot prevented the infection in real time.
As for the messages regarding privacy in this post, we do not see any kind of sensitive information once connected to a computer, i.e. passwords, websites visited, or pictures. We can only see what's right in front of us and as always, if you feel we are looking at something we shouldn't, you may exit our remote application with the single click of a button. You may also hide your desktop icons so we cannot see them. To do so, right click anywhere in your desktop, then select View>Show Desktop Icons. By default, when we connect to a computer the wallpaper is also temporary removed, just in case it is a sensitive picture.
There's nothing better than to have peace of mind from a person, rather than running multiple applications which may not find something left over.
Thank you, and hope we can help you!
Webroot Advanced Malware Removal Team
If you want your privacy then I'd say stay off line..as for me I have nothing that the NSA or FBI would want and no reason to be paranoid.
I stand by Webroot and David Duncan who is our Chief Marketing Officer..This is a man with such an impressive, background. As I can't fathom why he/Webroot would want to go after all our personal information. Or take the time to do so. He's not a hacker for Webroot! The internet collects more personal information then Webroot.
Webroot is protecting us not spying on us. Really?
Again my 2 cents worth!
I do understand your theory but i haven't the slightest interest in spy war games.
Actually we are getting off topic "remember" it's really senseless to go on with this personal privacy issue concerning Webroot IMO.
Please look here https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-SecureAnywhere-Antivirus/Exception-for-WR/m-p/277216#M28630
Yes but of course...ROFLMHO:D
Some like it a lot and others not so much. Its loaded with lots of Fiber, Almonds,Walnuts, Ginger,Dates, Raisins and Bran.
One friend in particular calls it a boat anchor because its dense and heavy. Its quite good while its still warm and with a bit of Honey drizzled over it.
It is not for your personal amusement / entertaining.
Use Facebook instead.
And you had the skin to say that I am out of topic, talking about privacy...