Many times I am downloading some files in firefox and then ill click on a random site while browsing and then a pop up will come up from webroot (sometimes it pops up and goes away real fast) and other times it allows me to chose close or allow for the website... I guess it thinks the site is a risky site or something... but all my downloads stop.. this is really annoying and if I cannot protect my browsing somewhat and it not interrupt my downloads in firefox when it "sees" a potential risky site or something then I am going to have to go to another AV... in other suites Ive used before I did not have the same problem (norton, kaspersky, avira, avast)
this has happened multiple times and has cost me lots of time having to redownload stuff that was not complete...
thanks for the help if anyone can tell me what settings I may need to adjust and or stay secure but not screw up my current downloads...
You may want to Submit a Trouble Ticket on this issue. I do wonder though that if you try to your downloads using a different browser (IE, Chrome, Opera) but do your other surfing in Firefox if the issue would still occur or if it would help avoid it.
If you are visiting so many threat pages that WSA's action of blocking the malware's possible attempted point of entry is cause for alarm, you should give some thought to re-evaluating your browsing habits. WSA is doing its best to protect you, but please keep in mind, it's still not advisable to intentionally visit sites that are known threats.
If you believe the sites in question are not threats, you can modify the way in which WSA treats the site by adding a site in the Web Threat Shield settings and changing the entry to Allow.
You could also consider disabling the Web Threat Shield entirely, but that is going to leave your computer more vulnerable to attack.
Thanks for the clarification, JimM. Its good to see that WSA has been protecting its user.