I checked it out to make sure it was a ligit program, and decided to proceed to see what was up.
I used Prevx 3 as a backup to my main AV, a secondary AV. I also use another firewall.
My questions are these: Can I still use WSA as a backup to my main AV, or will it conflict with it?
If I just disable the firewall and Realtime protection, will that work without conflicts, or are there other 'Shields' that I should also disable?
Or, should I just remove WSA from my system. I am already quite satisfied with the AV and Firewall I am currently using, and don't need conflicting apps.
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The experience with WSA should be the same as you had with Prevx. It is designed to be compatible with other solutions, and should not be a problem. I am not the end all expert, but from what I have seen it should be fine to leave it fully active, realtime protections and all.
If you do happen to notice an issue, that can usually be resolved.
David it correct as I was a long time user of Prevx and now WSA and it will be compatible with your other AV just like Prevx and if you do see any problems or questions feel free to post them. ;)
What about the Firewall>? Should I disable it?
There is not a single component of it that you will need to disable. The same team that made Prevx made Webroot SecureAnywhere. It's fundamentally the same as what you're used to with Prevx 3.0 but with some major improvements in performance, functionality, and the user experience.
Jim is Correct no need to change anything just for the sake of the conversation what other AV & Firewall are you using?
I have also noticed a slowdown in performance with WSA realtime protection on, so it may be conflicting with my current AV, Avast.
EDIT: I also found this in the Tribal Knowledge Base.
I also noticed that this Prevx/WSA has a 30 day trial. What happens after that? What is disabled, and what is not?
But still, what gets disabled at the end of the trial?
I experimented with diabling the RT shield, and then the Firewall, but disabling the ID shield seemed to help, so it had something to do with the protected apps, of which Chrome is one. Should I change from Protected to Allow?
Hello Dana I got an answer from and after the trial runs out.
After the 30 day trial, protection will be disabled but they can continue scanning the system.
At least that seems to have been the cause. Coulda been something else that resolved.
Thanks for the info. I may keep WSA, or not, depending.
However, during scanning, which there is no way to pause or suspend or stop, it does max out my cpu.
BTW: I forgot to give sys info on the pc, its a 4 year old Dell "Boris" Vostro laptop with an AMD 64 x2 duo core CPU with 2 gb, running XP Pro. I use it as a spare pc.
There are a couple of settings that may help you here. I have an older, slower computer, so I have had to adjust the scan settings too, and from time to time cancel a scan.
First, you can cancel a scan that is in progress. On the program main screen, during scanning it will look like this:
See how the link I have circled has changed from "Scan Now" to "More Detail"? Click on that, and you should see this screen pop up:
Click the "Cancel Scan" button I have circled.
Now, lets take a look at the scan settings, and how to set the preferences for that. On the main program screen, click "Settings" in the upper right corner. I have it circled below:
In here, you can move the slider to choose your preference between fast scanning, or use less system resources:
I hope this helps! Have a good weekend, and stop by again: this is a good place to learn more about your new WSA software!
You can also change the settings under Scan Settings to favor low CPU usage.
Thanks for the tips, David.
I still use Malwarebytes and Pande Cloud Scanner as a secondary double check on my AV just to make sure, but at this time I find WSA to be unnecessary.