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Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by tomdy2k, Nov 16, 2013.

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  1. tomdy2k

    tomdy2k Registered Member

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    Has anyone gotten a keylogger or other dangerous infection while using Webroot ?
     
  2. ProTruckDriver

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    The only dumb question is the one not asked. ;)
    In short, I've been using WSA since it first rolled out. My Wife is a Happy Clicker. :eek:
    No Infections so far. :D :thumb:
     
  3. Triple Helix

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    my mother in law in a happy clicker and what i call a happy installer. she installs every game she wants to play or try out then i have to clean the thing up once a month, she previously used norton, avast, fsecure, and probably a few i cant remember. she was pretty much infected about once a month also regardless of what she used. anyhow since i installed webroot zero infections no phone calls about strange pop ups (fake av's) and i have scanned her system every time i go to remove all the extra junk games she installs with a few other scanners (hitman, malwarebytes, a few av scanners etc) to be sure and zero infections.

    i have also since installed it for my own mom, aunt, and others included in friends and family member. i feel pretty good because i just dont get calls about it.
     
  6. Jryder54

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    I know this probably isn't aimed toward just toward commercial key loggers but I have tried a lot of them against WSA. All of them were blocked on execution or when they tried to start any suspicious activity. In the instances where I allowed it to continue, Identity shield worked perfectly. I hope that will give you some confidence that you are protected! :thumb:
     
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    Good info...Thanks!:thumb:
     
  8. TonyW

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    How did you determine she was infected previously when using the alternatives? Are you saying those other products didn't alert, but Webroot does give a warning on those same clickable items, therefore preventing infections?
     
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    For what it's worth, in a number of cases, Webroot will not warn when it blocks something (especially something which tries to enter from a website in the background). We take this approach in the interest of reducing chattiness but it does end up causing users to perceive that we aren't doing as much.
     
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    Yes. I know people infected even with WSA.
     
  11. Dermot7

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    Wow! That's rare...please ask them to contact Support.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=321017
     
  12. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Really and Members and Users don't know this already oh my what is this world coming to? :eek:

    Daniel :D
     
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