So I have Webroot and it's doing a very nice job. I really do love it. However, I'm using Chrome. As you may know, Webroot does not work with Chrome very well (as opposed to it's built in IE tools). As a result, I am running the Chrome extension AdBlock to prevent mostly harmful advertisements and popups. It's a real shame because I love to support my fellow web developers, but in today's day and age where there have been reports of viruses inside of advertisements, we need to be careful. I remember one of the ratemyprofessor, or ratemyteacher, something like that website, as well as others, had flash ads that were managed by a third party company who let through ads that ran viruses through the system. Given how insecure Flash is, and the possible exploitation it can give hackers, it's very scary. I was actually infected this way which is why I got AdBlock. Now given this was before I had Webroot... but luckily I removed the virus, as much of a pain in the ass as it was! But on to my main question (sorry for my stories), I am just trying to find what pairs best with Webroot to protect my machine. I do not need any parental controls, and because I use Chrome, I'd say I'm pretty safe against phising. HOWEVER, I will be running a company where I will consult with my clients and provide them with suggestions. Most of my users will have IE as opposed to Chrome. Is Webroot enough? Or should I suggest anything WITH webroot to make web browsing safe? What about with Chrome and FF? Additionally, what other SOFTWARE should I install for general use? I noticed Webroot protects against not only web threats but also USB threats and more, which is REALLY cool, I love that! I'm sure there is SOMETHING you can all recommend though, especially to my users who aren't as bright and 'safe' as I am when using my computer... which said experience has been gained from not only my own, but others' mistakes... but hey, you work two years in helpdesk and you see some crazy **bleep** lol. Anyways, I just want to be able to give my clients the safest computer use as possible, and keep them protected and happy, so any suggestions would be very much appreciated! (:
Best answer by MikeR
Great questions, but you do not need to worry about being less secure while using Google Chrome (my preferred browser as well). SecureAnywhere's shields and protection are still active and there have been improvements to Chrome support in build 18.104.22.168.
We always recommend using the Windows Firewall with SecureAnywhere but many of our users use additional solutions along side Webroot and swear by it. I think you should test out trials while using SecureAnywhere and see what best fits your needs. In some articles, Microsoft has recommended using EMET along side an AV solution like ours, although it is not necessary.