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Why are computers so important?
Computer is an electronic device used in almost every field even where it is most unexpected. That is why this age is called as the era of IT. And now we cannot imagine a world without computers. It is made up of two things one is the hardware and other is software. All physical components of computer like keyboard, mouse, monitor etc comes under the hardware whereas all the programs and languages used by the computer are called software. These days computers are the tools for not only engineers and scientists but also they are being used by millions of people around the world. Computer has become very important nowadays because it is very much accurate, fast and can accomplish many tasks easily. Otherwise to complete those tasks manually much more time is required. It can do very big calculations in just a fraction of a second. Moreover it can store huge amount of data in it. We also get information on different aspects using internet on our computer. Full Read Here:[url=http:/
NEW Major Webroot Console UpgradesUpdates
Looking for the product bulletin? Major Webroot Console Upgrades to Business Solutions April 27, 2021 marks a huge milestone as we launch the first in a series of exciting new updates to the Webroot management console, Webroot Endpoint Protection, Webroot DNS Protection, and Webroot Security Awareness Training. Console improvements The Webroot management console has gotten a new look and feel, with a cleaner and more contemporary design. Users will now see a better overview of system status, improved remediation workflow, easier site-to-site navigation, and better Delete Site workflow. These upgrades have simplified tasks within the management console and reduced the likelihood of user errors. Better endpoint security In addition to the console updates, we will also be adding a new security component to Webroot Endpoint Protection that significantly improves its effectiveness. Webroot Foreign Code Shield (FCS) is a proprietary behavioral analysis engine that looks for malicious activi
Webroot Community Guidelines
[h2][b]Welcome to the Webroot Community![/b][/h2] The mission of this online community is to provide a virtual meeting space where Webroot users and cybersecurity enthusiasts can learn, share, and connect. While our community is aimed at Webroot customers and users, we welcome everyone with an interest in cybersecurity, as long as you observe these community rules: [b][u]Be Respectful[/u][/b] We work hard to keep spammers and trolls away from the Webroot Community, and we expect users to treat one another with respect. Differing viewpoints, constructive criticism, and requests for clarification are all welcome. Insensitive topics and comments, name-calling, profanity, and anything you wouldn’t want someone to say to you in person will be removed at the moderators’ discretion. Multiple offenses will result in a temporary or permanent ban. [b][u]Keep the Positivity[/u][/b] The Webroot Community is a place to ask questions, get answers, and share ideas in a positive environment.
The 2021 Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Report: 54% of Phishing Sites use HTTPS to Trick Users
The latest Webroot BrightCloud Threat Report is here, and our findings show that cybercriminals are as creative and hardworking as ever. Although 2020 brought countless challenges for businesses and individuals all over the world, it seems to have offered cybercriminals new avenues to scam internet users, steal data, and cause disruption.But the criminals weren’t the only ones hard at work. Cybersecurity analysts have been clocking overtime to identify and neutralize new threat tactics as quickly as they appear. Operating systems and web browsers are making effective improvements to their built-in security. Security awareness training for employees continues to improve security postures. Nations and companies are working together to break down cybercriminal infrastructure. Here are some of the highlights from the reportCriminals targeted COVID-19 topics like it was their job (because it kind of is…) Most of the malicious spam (malspam) emails we’ve seen have used COVID-related phishin
Can't uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere on Windows 10!
First: How we have Webroot. We had a service provide Optimum Networking install it. They have the console to monitor virus protection. Ask them to remove they said 5 did not unistall but our tracking systemDesktop central has over 80 installed and the different versions. It also tells me the root directory installed and all but one is in the program files (x86) Using “C:\Program Files (x86)\Webroot\WRSA.exe" –uninstall I have attempted Three pc’s so far and no successes and all acted this same way. Have no physical access to the pc as we are all at home but can remote with admin rights. Tried even with a admin cmd line console. Very difficult to enter safe mode. Our remote access tool does not work in safe mode. What happens with remoting in and running the cammand, it does run, and goes to an enter a capticia , complete it, and then nothing. Turn off no other screens. Webroot does not disappear and even after a reboot.
Don't be an Invoice Scam Victim!
These days criminals will try anything to scam you out of your hard-earned money. The scam below was recently reported to us by a Webroot user and we have had a few additional calls about it as well. It’s simply an email with a fake invoice receipt that appears to come from an email address posing as Webroot. The invoice has a phone number with an +1 833-area code to call in case of any questions (which of course you will have if you think $499.99 has been automatically charged to your credit card)! The scam is simple: You call the number and dispute the charges. The scammer at the other end of the line says, YES it’s a mistake in Webroot’s systems, sorry etc. They can refund you right away, can you provide your credit card information in order to reverse the charges. They use your credit card details to do their worst with your money! Unfortunately, it’s one of thousands of phishing scam attacks we see each day through Webroot’s BrightCloud Threat Intelligence service, a
FAQ on Webroot Mobile Security UpgradeF.A.Q.
UPDATE: A NEWER VERSION V7.0 HAS BEEN RELEASED FEBUARY 2023Please see details here The following FAQ provides information on migrating from the previous Webroot Mobile Security applications to the V6 Webroot Mobile Security application. We have since released v7.0 available herePlease see the full FAQ here The new Webroot Mobile Security offers a powerful application that provides malware detection and web-surfing security. Once installed, your Android will have the defense of an industry-leading cyber resilience company. Mobile Security will scan your device and mitigate threats. While shopping and banking online, Webroot keeps your identity and data safe by blocking phishing sites, spam sites, malware sites, and other malicious activities. Why do I need to upgrade to the new Webroot Mobile Security App?Due to evolving Google technical policies, we can no longer enhance the previous app’s features or functionalities. To assist with the migration process, we have created the follo
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New Report – COVID-19 Clicks: How Phishing Capitalized on a Global CrisisCovid Clicks
3 in 10 workers worldwide have clicked a phishing link in the past year. In the US, it’s 1 in 3.With the massive increase in remote work due to COVID-19, there has also been an explosion in cybercriminal activity like phishing. Not only is phishing still prevalent, but it continues to be on the rise. In fact, more than 1 in 4 Americans has received a phishing email related to the pandemic.Why are people still clicking?For our new report, COVID-19 Clicks: How Phishing Capitalized on a Global Crisis, we surveyed 7,000 office workers in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia/New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy and Japan on their understanding of phishing, their email and click habits, and how their online lives have changed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We then worked with Dr. Prashanth Rajivan, assistant professor at the University of Washington and expert in human behavior and cybersecurity, to get his take on why phishing still works.According to Dr. Rajivan, what
Trojan program 'Neverquest' a new threat to online banking users, researchers say
Attackers could start to aggressively distribute this malware in the near future, Kaspersky Lab researchers warn. A new Trojan program that targets users of online financial services has the potential to spread very quickly over the next few months, security researchers warn. The malware was first advertised on a private cybercrime forum in July, according to malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab who dubbed it Trojan-Banker.Win32/64.Neverquest. "By mid-November Kaspersky Lab had recorded several thousand attempted Neverquest infections all around the world," said Sergey Golovanov, malware researcher at Kaspersky Lab, Tuesday in a [url=http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792315/Online_banking_faces_a_new_threat]blog post[/url]. "This threat is relatively new, and cybercriminals still aren't using it to its full capacity. In light of Neverquest's self-replication capabilities, the number of users attacked could increase considerably over a short period of time." Neverquest has
Software Removal Tools
After some debate, the [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Ideas-Exchange/Knowledge-Base-Article-with-Removal-Links-Information/idi-p/26746]Software Removal Tool Idea[/url] has been approved. Thank you! While I started this thread, and will maintain it, I am not an employee of Webroot or any other software company. I do not endorse any software product, nor imply that any product is better, or worse, than any other product. This is simply a listing of software removal tools I have found along the way that have been made available by the devoloper of the software. These are intended to be used as a handy reference for folks with damaged installations, expired software, or otherwise undesired software for which they wish to use a removal tool. In no way should the removal list thread be taken as a suggestion to remove the software listed. Webroot is designed to be compatible with all other software, and this list is not intend
Cyber Resilience and COVID-19News
As long as COVID-19 represents a global health crisis, hackers will seek to profit from it. Here we'll update our users and partners on the latest news, scams, and developments affecting the novel coronavirus and its cybersecurity implications. False Confidence is the Opposite of Cyber ResilienceHave you ever met a person who thinks they know it all? Or maybe you’ve occasionally been that person in your own life? No shame and no shade intended – it’s great (and important) to be confident about your skills. And in cases where you know your stuff, we encourage you to keep using your knowledge to help enhance the lives and experiences of the people around you. Cyber Resilience for Business ContinuitySadly, many of today’s managed service providers who serve small and medium-sized businesses now have to concern themselves with these very threats. Independent and state-sponsored hacking groups use sophisticated hacking tools (advanced persistent threats or APTs), to gain unauthorized access
Important Information on Updating to Mac WSA 9.1.3
To continue to benefit from the level of antivirus and internet security protection you currently receive from Webroot, please update to the latest version of Webroot Security (version 9.1.3 or later) before you install Big Sur. If you have already installed Big Sur, please update to Webroot Security (version 9.1.3 or later) as soon as possible to continue to receive real-time protection.For detailed instructions:How to check which version of Webroot SecureAnywhere is running on the mac How to Manually Update Webroot SecureAnywhere in a mac
Cyber News Rundown 2020: A Look Back at the Biggest Stories in Cybersecurity
As another year wraps up, we must look back on the many cybersecurity stories that have shaped the world we live in today. 2020 was a year of change for many folks, and while numerous things in our daily lives have changed, for better or worse, the march of time pushes us onward into the prospect of a new year’s worth of opportunities. In 2020 we saw a global pandemic, several ransomware groups ceased their nefarious operations, and all too many corporations and organizations fell victim to data breaches. Here are some of the top cybersecurity stories that left their mark in 2020: January850 Wawa Stores Affected by Card-skimmingNearly every one of Wawa’s 850 stores in the US were found to be infected with a payment card-skimming malware for roughly 8 months before the company discovered it. It appears that Wawa only found out about the problem after Visa issued a warning about card fraud at gas pumps using the less-secure magnetic strips and has since begun offering credit monitoring t
Getting Started GuideTutorial
[b]Welcome to the Webroot Community![/b] We are so happy to have you here and want to make sure you feel comfortable navigating through the Webroot Community. To get you started, we created a few helpful tutorials. [list] [*][url=https://community.webroot.com/community-101-2/registering-for-the-webroot-community-336552]Registration: New user [/url] [*][url=https://community.webroot.com/community-101-2/how-to-reclaim-your-webroot-community-account-336551]Registration: Reclaiming Webroot account [/url] [*][url=https://community.webroot.com/community-101-2/editing-user-profile-336553]Editing user profile [/url] [*][url=https://community.webroot.com/community-101-2/webroot-community-guidelines-297902]Community Guidelines[/url] [*][url=https://community.webroot.com/community-101-2/how-to-stay-informed-336558]Stay informed [/url] [*][url=https://community.webroot.com/community-101-2/how-to-subscribe-336557]How to subscribe [/url] [*][url=https://community.webroot.com/communi
BEWARE! Webroot is a scam
I installed and used webroot and was satisfied with the services. However, when the program expired and it came time to renew, I made the decision to NOT renew the service and go with another AntiVirus program. I received annoying notifications from Webroot every day, which I would have to go manually close out of and enter in a password and a security key just to close the notification. I have unsuccessfully tried to uninstall the program entirely. IT WILL NOT UNINSTALL. I have deleted all the files in the hardrive there is no trace of Webroot in my hardrive yet still the program sends notifications and is still on my PC trying to run. YOU CANNOT UNINSTALL AND DELETE WEBROOT. I cannot run another protection program because WEBROOT IS STILL ON MY PC AND WILL NOT GO AWAY. I never write these reviews typically because I don’t ever really care about reviewing things even if the experience is bad. However, I really really really want to let the people at Webroot know this…. I finally f
EasyRE Bootable Windows Recovery CD for Windows 10
Easy Recovery Essentials Professional is currently for free for all Windows 10 users EasyRE can be made into a bootable CD or a bootable USB, and is compatible with just about every computer (32- and 64-bit) from all manufacturers, and supports Windows XP through Windows 10, in all languages and SKUs. EasyRE is also available for servers and for computer repair technicians. The usual disclaimers apply: [b]EasyRE for Windows 10 is still in beta[/b], we cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong (not that it should). While EasyRE has been fully updated and tested for compatibility with Windows 10 TP build 9926, we do not officially offer support for the Windows 10 versions of EasyRE at this time. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. [url=https://neosmart.net/blog/2015/windows-10-recovery-cd-free]Download EasyRE Professional for Windows 10[/url] EasyRE can be made into a bootable CD or USB and provides the following features: • automatic syste
Recipe: Pancit with Pork, Chicken, and Shrimp
My dear readers, it is my distinct honor to present to you my rendition of an old family recipe. Before I get into it, a little background… I was raised by my godmother. Dory is a wonderful, warm-hearted soul whose delight is osmotic, whose sharp voice cuts clear through any inclination to misbehave, whose clever hands always smell of freshly chopped ginger, whose accent and charming malapropisms are a never-ending source of humor and good-natured ribbing. When I was little, she taught me folk songs—which I can still sing—in her native language. She’d dutifully stock a notepad and pen in her purse so that I could draw whenever I was bored (usually during Sunday mass…) She’d chaperone me to the roller-skating rink, crochet afghans while I did Tae Kwon Do, wrench my wild hair into tight braids for school picture day, and neatly arrange birthday cards and Polaroids of all my childhood mile markers in big leather photo albums. “For my remembrance,” she’d say. Dory would also pack
Windows? IE only Temp Files
The system analyzer always indicates "A large # of Temporary Files have been found in Windows/IE only (3945 MB)". Would this have any effect on my PC performance? If it does, what happens if I deleted them and how do I delete them - without having to read MS help for the next 2 hours?
Nastiest Malware 2020Nastiest Malware
Once again, it’s time to examine the year’s biggest cyber threats and rank them to see which ones are in the running for Nastiest Malware of 2020. For the third year in a row, we’ve combed through the data, analyzed different behaviors, and determined which malicious payloads we think are the absolute worst.Meet the Nastiest Malware of 2020As you might expect, COVID-19 related attacks have risen to the fore. For example, almost all the malspam phishing lures used by malware that we’ve seen are based on COVID-19. The most common lures refer to COVID safety guidelines and pretend to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the White House. We also saw lures using fake pandemic stimulus check info to trick unsuspecting victims.While new examples of malware and cybercriminal tactics crop up each day, plenty of the same old players, such as ransomware, continue to dominate the scene. In fact, to maximize their chances of success, m
MDR is here: Introducing a long-awaited solution from OpenText, Webroot and Blackpoint CyberNews
Big news, Community! You talked, we listened and took action.Carbonite + Webroot, OpenText Companies, are excited to announce the release of two new MDR (Managed Detection and Response) options for customers looking for proactive threat detection and response capabilities to become truly resilient against cyber threats, like ransomware.Webroot MDR powered by Blackpoint is a turnkey solution for MSPs developed by world-class security experts to provide 24/7/365 threat hunting, monitoring and remediation. OpenText MDR is designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with specific implementation and integration requirements determined by their business and IT environments.Both solutions are powered by the industry leading BrightCloud Threat Intelligence platform. The same contextual insights trusted by many of the world’s leading technology vendors will now help security operations center (SOC) personnel detect threats earlier and work to remediate them quicker.Together, these sol
Fake Movie File Infects PC to Steal Cryptocurrency, Poison Google Results
[b]January 12th 2019, By Ionut Ilascu[/b] [img]https://www.bleepstatic.com/content/posts/2019/01/12/GirlinSpiderWeb_headpic.png[/img] A malicious Windows shortcut file posing as a movie via The Pirate Bay torrent tracker can trigger a chain of mischievous activities on your computer, like injecting content from the attacker into high-profile web sites such as Wikipedia, Google and Yandex Search or by stealing cryptocurrency. Malware on TPB is not a new thing, but the method used to infect a victim's computer and the large amount of varied malicious activities discovered by BleepingComputer are quite interesting. [url=https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-movie-file-infects-pc-to-steal-cryptocurrency-poison-google-results/]Full Article.[/url]
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