Best answer by ProTruckDriverView original
Does webroot protect against hacking and web based attacks?
I'm gathering these don't involve viruses as such? That's why I'm asking.
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See This Thread for Webroot's take on this.
The answers given by you, TH, Amit and Da vid are solid advice. My personnel set up is I am running Windows Firewall along with Webroot Antivirus. Also I have eliminated Java on my pc. I am using IE10 as my browser. And of course I keep all the patches up to date.
Regarding the behavior monitor, keep in mind WSA does monitor for the payload. To draw an analogy, the exploit is an open door and the payload is the bad guy trying to come through it. WSA can't help the fact that there is an open door because it can't go patch Java. However, it can stand at the door like a bouncer and make sure the bad guys don't come through it. So basically it's doing what you're talking about but in different words.
I've been using WSA since it first launch and I've never been infected. I do visit many websites and my wife is a happy clicker. 😉
If you're frustrated, disappointed or simply had a bad experience with WSA, a more constructive criticism would help everybody here.