I recently discovered that the gradually increasing size of my dive image files and decreasing SSD capacity were directly attributable to an enormous SecureAnywhere WRData folder.
I contacted support and received the following response: “To start it fresh you can uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere normally and then delete the WRData folder and restart your computer, then reinstall Webroot and there will be a new WRData folder.”
I completed all steps as instructed. Between my November 20, 2013 reinstall and this post, the WRData folder has grown from a few megabytes to over 2.6 gigabytes. In comparison, the 2 day old and still growing WRData folder is roughly 4 times the size of all of my Norton Internet Security files/folder combined.
The above noted :
Is this normal for the WRData folder or do I have a problem?
Is there a way to reduce the number and/or limit the size of the database files in the WRData folder?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated...
Best answer by TripleHelixView original
I am in the same boat as you re. the beta & portable versions of software...but I have managed to get into a routine of scanning the folder & comparing it to the latest Scan Log, identifying the redundant entries manually and then removing those that are overly large...also what I do after any software update or install is to check out if anything has been added to 'monitor' and depending on what it is I either leave it or change it to 'allow'...perhaps risky I know but then again I am careful with what I do here.
But as you say...we shall have to see what the improves do, and then report back, etc. Personally I would like to see more granular control/access to things like retention of redundant .db files, etc.
I sympathise but have managed with very little effort, by following the regime I advised of before, to manage to make sure that the WRData folder size does not expand vigorously,..and I also do a lot of beta testing, investigate new apps and take the latest release of many apps as soon as they come out (all backed up by hourly images of my drive).
So it is livable with...and personally I would rather that & WRSA than anything Norton on my system. Just saying. ;)
It's working fine for me.