Secure Anywhere. How to stop autoload

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by bobbagels, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. bobbagels
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    hello hello,

    I have had Webroot Spysweeper on this machine for a long time now and always liked it.
    Last updated it updated itself to its new program called Webroot SecureAnywhere.

    I use Avast as my AV and used to just start Webroot Spysweeper whenever I wanted.
    Now with the new SecureAnywhere it starts itself with windows, and I would like to stop that. I would like to start it when I want.

    I have disabled WRSA.exe in Msconfig but it just keeps re-enabling itself.

    Anyone know a way of stopping this program from starting with windows?

    PS- this is on a XP Pro partition
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  2. Triple Helix
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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  3. bobbagels
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    bobbagels Registered Member

    Heh, Yea thats me over there.

    Ok, thank you for the response. I will read through those links you posted.

    reason why I am asking this is because WSA seems to be making the shut down process of windows itself hang.
  4. Triple Helix
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

    I found on install the first 2 or 3 reboots slow as WSA is checking for malware at shut down but that will cease after that as the files checked get cached!

    TH
  5. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    really?.....avast and wsa can be run together with absolutely no compatibility conflicts?.....
  6. PrevxHelp
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    That's correct :)
  7. PrevxHelp
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

    As TH has mentioned, if you're seeing this past the first couple reboots, could you write into our support inbox so that they can help take a look at what's going wrong? WSA shouldn't slow down your shutdown process at all even with Avast installed as well.

    I'm sure we'll be able to get this resolved quickly.

    Thanks for the help!
  8. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    thx...but will it increase pc security.....also ....suppose if I use norton av or avira or avast, etc.....wsa will double check malware right?.......
  9. Triple Helix
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

    Yes if you want the layered approach just make sure the other AV doesn't block WSA as WSA needs full rights to the system! ;)

    TH
  10. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    thx......one more thing....when a malware tries to execute or a file containing malware is opened or webpage containing malware tries to download it to the pc......which one detects it and blocks it first.....wsa or the other av.....
  11. Triple Helix
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

    WSA always steps aside to the other AV for compatibility reasons but if the other AV doesn't pick it up WSA will! But remember no AV will catch malware 100% so if it does get by WSA: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1988923&postcount=14

    TH
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