Scenario one, a user visits a site and is alerted by your software that is a risky site. The user chooses to ignore the warning and contiunes to view the site.
in this scenario has the user told WSE to trust anything coming from this site?
I ask this because I want to visit a site that is flagged, which i find hard to believe, but I don't want to openmyself up to virus. If I don't download anything from the site and just read the text, am i still safe?
Best answer by RetiredTripleHelixView original
As far as I know, no. WSA will not whitelist all things coming from that website, and will still protect you if you visit the website anyway.
Regarding your second question, that depends. The website may still try to perform a drive by download and drop, execute, and install a malicious payload onto your system. However, if it does try this, Webroot will block the payload and if it is an unknown payload, Webroot will begin journaling it's every action and when deemed malicious will roll back and undo all changes done. Also you are still protected by the identity shield so that while it is being monitored if not blocked by a signature, it won't be able to capture anything from your browsers.
Hope this helps,
I'm asking about a site for which webroot gives the "This website has been reported as unsafe" screen and I proceed anyway.
ya i see what you mean. In theory i should be able to go to these sites and not be concerned because WSA is keeping me safe, and all the more so if its a site known to be malicious.
So WSA can protect you from a sites keylogers and malicious stuff but once WSA labels the site malicious and you decide to ignore that label, all of a sudden you are stripped of some protection?
Also like grishnakh asked does that mean if the web filter doesn't block a webpage and the page does have malicious code like that that doesn't download then it would be allowed to run as long as it didn't download?