Does WSA block a pop-up blocker called Adblock Plus? Or does anyone use it?
(I rather hope WSA did block it, because somewthing else happened if it didn't)
Microsoft Community recommended Adblock Plus to block annoying pop-ups. When I tried to download it, nothing seemed to happen, so I ignored it and went back to what I doing. Then, some errors occurred in both Internet Explorer and Google: they "went crazy" (don't know technical tem) when I tried to log back into MIcrosoft and the screen started flashing and freeziing when Webroot tried to autofill my information -- the problem does not occur if I log in manually as opposed to using password manager.
It turned out that Adblock Plus had partially downloaded in the background or maybe partially installed.
I panicked and ran a system recovery (too drastic) from earlier this afternoon, but that did not help much. Then I used WSA to delete the partial download. WSA quick scan did not find any issues--that much is good.
The problem could be with the Microsoft site, but it all seems to be too much of a coincidence. THe errort still occurs with WSA password manager on the Microsoft site. Another user mentioned download issues, but not this.
WSA logs me into this WSA site with no problems, but the Microsoft site can't handle it, or the reverse. This is pretty confusing.
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Not sure about the difference of the two uBlock's I use uBlock Origin.You can Google the difference and you will find information there.
I would Submit a Support Ticket concerning the sign in issues with Webroot Password Manager. But may I ask if you have your Password Manager in the Account Console permissions set to access?
This solution addresses Webroot SecureAnywhere http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/wsa_icon.png
If you have Admin permission you can edit permissions for other users in your account, as well as your own.
To set user permissions:
The Webroot Beta team is now running the fix for Windows Action Center notifications in the Beta version.and the new release is coming very soon. We don't have an estimated time yet for the release. But it's coming.
Webroot will not block Adblock Plus unless you were downloading from a malicious site other then the Adblock Plus site. Some of us on the forum like to use uBlock but it's your preference. You might of downloaded a PUA and maybe that caused some havioc.
Please look before for the correct website for free Ad blockers.
For Internet Explorer Ad Block Plus: https://adblockplus.org/
For Firefox uBlock: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/?src=ss or Privacy Badger: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/privacy-badger-firefox/
Google Chrome uBlock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en
Are you having issues signing into Webroot with the Online Account Console?
Thanks for reply -- it's good to have a recommendation. I'll try the uBlock, but there are both uBLock and uBLock Origin apps that looked very nearly identical on the Google app link. Are they the same?
It could all be a coincidence that the Microsoft site quit working with WSA password manager just after the failed attempt to install adBlock, but it is worrisome. WSA login is still not being accepted on that site, though manual login works.
Yes, the Webroot Console link error - just checked -- is now corrected and links to the sign in page. Those pesky pop-up warnings saying that WSA is turned off are still occurring, however. Any news on that one?
Thank you Baldrick!:womanwink:
Just saw your reply. (Can't use the PC everyday -- but I'm still around!)
Freeware and open source programs are great, and keep up the idealistic spirit of the net, so I hope people continue to write more, but, due to the dark side, it is sometimes difficult to tell which ones are true and trustworthy: to state the obvious. So it is great to have access to a community that understands and tries keep up with such things. (I don't -- understand them, that is.)
Force be with you!
Live long & Prosper.
You are most welcome!:D
The difference is as follows (from the Wikipedia entry);
"As of March 2016, uBlock Origin continues to be actively developed and maintained by founder and lead developer Raymond Hill, but he has withdrawn his support for uBlock, citing "serious incompatibilities in the spirit of the project". uBlock, now maintained by Chris Aljoudi, has seen little development with the latest source code committed on August 2015."