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  • 2 February 2017
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Webroot 9.0.15.40 is not letting me start Firefox.
I get the error message: The Application was not able to start correctly.
If I shut down Webroot Protection, Firefox starts just fine.
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What can I do?
 
 
 
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Best answer by BurnDaddy 2 February 2017, 19:07

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Hi hschel,
 
Welcome to the Webroot Community.
 
I would suggest an uninstall/clean install as this usually fixes most problems.
 
Please follow the steps closely!
 
  • Make sure you have a copy of your 20 Character Alphanumeric Keycode! Example: SA69-AAAA-A783-DE78-XXXX
  • Be sure you add your Keycode to your Online Console: Webroot SecureAnywhere Online Console
  • KEEP the computer online for Uninstall and Reinstall to make sure it works correctly
  • Download a Copy Here (Best Buy Geek Squad Subscription PC users click HERE) Let us know if it is the Mac version you need.
  • Uninstall WSA and Reboot
  • Install with the new installer, enter your Keycode and DO NOT import any old settings as you can set it up as you like once it's done
  • Let it finish it's install scan
  • Reboot once again
Please let us know if that resolves your issue?
 
Thanks,
 
BD
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Hello
 
Please have a look here at this PC User Guide articles that can help you

Controlling active processes
http://live.webrootanywhere.com/content/643/Controlling-Active-Processes
Blocking/Allowing files
http://live.webrootanywhere.com/content/604/Blocking-or-Allowing-Files
Managing protected applications
http://live.webrootanywhere.com/content/610/Managing-Protected-Applications
Managing active connections
http://live.webrootanywhere.com/content/601/Managing-Active-Connections

You can also submit a Support Ticket if you need files whitelisted

 
There are essentially 3 key areas where this can happen/a user can override WSA.  These are essentially reached, from the main WSA panel, as follows:
 
1. PC Security > Quarantine > Detection Configuration
2. Identity & Privacy > Protected Applications
3. Utilities > System Control > Control Active Processes
 
and once there the user usually has the options to:
 
A. "Allow"
B. "Protect/Monitor"
C. "Block/Deny"
 
In the case of 1. Detection Configuration
 
If an item is set to:
 
- "Allow", WSA ignores it during scans and shield actions, meaning if it's a virus that has been allowed, it can continue acting as a virus acts.  Be careful of what you allow in this area and ensure it's something you trust implicitly if you are going to change the status from Block to Allow.
 
- "Monitor", WSA will watch the item to determine if it is legitimate or related to malware.  It is not necessary to add files into this list or set files to monitor manually unless you are changing them from a Block or Allow status.  This might be useful if for example you think Webroot might have had a false positive on something and you want to check again at a later time to see if the determination has changed.  You could set it to Monitor and have Webroot check it again.
 
- "Block", then WSA will treat the items as it would detected malware.  It will not be executed, and it will not be written to your hard drive.  Detected infections are automatically set to a Block status.
 
In the case of 2. Protected Applications (Internet Security & Complete version ONLY)
 
In this case:
 
- "Allowed applications" are not secured against information-stealing malware, and also have full access to protected data on the system. Many applications unintentionally access protected screen contents or keyboard data without malicious intent when running in the background. If you trust an application that is currently marked as "Deny," you can change it to "Allow."
 
- "Protected applications" are secured against information-stealing malware, but also have full access to data on the system. By default, web browsers are assigned to the "protected" status. If desired, you might also want to add other software applications to "protected," such as financial management software. When you run a protected application, the Webroot icon in the system tray displays a padlock.
 
- "Denied applications" cannot view or capture protected data on the system, but can otherwise run normally.
 
And finally, in the case of 3. Control Active Processes
 
If a process is set to:
 
- "Allow" it means WSA allows it to run on the system. It's important to note that if an item is already allowed here, that's because Webroot knows already from seeing the file before that it's ok to allow.
 
- "Monitor" status means WSA will journal what that program is doing and keep a very close eye on it for any suspicious activity.  Basically it would treat it as if it wasn't already sure about it one way or the other, and it wants to monitor it closely until it's sure about it.
 
- "Block" means just that...WSA does not allow it to run on the syste.  Be very careful about what you block in this area and ensure that anything you decide to block is a non-essential process.  Otherwise, you could be setting yourself up for a lot of grief if you block something critical.
Userlevel 1
Thanks.
I uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox and then uninstalled/reinstalled Webroot Secure Anywhere with fresh settings. Seemed to do the trick.
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Thanks.
I uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox and then uninstalled/reinstalled Webroot Secure Anywhere with fresh settings. Seemed to do the trick.
You're welcome, hschel. Thanks for letting us know. Glad you're up and running smoothly. :)
 
Have a good day,
 
BD

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