Extras downloaded on installation - removal

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  1. Fad

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    I see there was a ~38meg "PKG" folder, and a ~15meg "lptmp..." folder created upon installation of WSA, along with several IE toolbar entries.

    Is it quite safe to remove these uneccessary extras that were downloaded without my knowledge, without impacting the general running of WSA.

    IE is not installed and Lastpass or storage/syncing will never be used here - so these unusual extras that appeared seem to be redundant in this case.

    (I do realise I could "just leave them" - but I wish to remove them.)
     
  2. PC_Fiddler

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    I delete them as I don't use the tool-bar/password/sync & it seems without any consequences - My PC's haven't exploded yet - Don't faff with the data folder in 'Program Data' though :eek:
     
  3. Fad

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    Thanks, I have removed them suspecting nothing would actually happen and wanted a second opinion about it :thumb:

    It just seemed pointless having over 50 megs of stuff using disk space for no reason whatsoever.
     
  4. PrevxHelp

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    Yes, those are the Lastpass components. You can safely remove them without a problem - just ensure you disable them in the browser first.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. Fad

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    Thanks Joe for confirming, I never even saw the toolbars anyway with using PaleMoon exclusively...just giving the SSD a short back & sides.
     
  6. SKA

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    On a Vista Business 32-bit sytem with IE 9 , If I disable all 3 addons in IE - webroot, webroot toolbar, webroot vault will protection level of WSA Complete be affected ?
    I dont need lastpass or backup sync in WSAComplete just need malware protection

    Grateful for any advice
    Ska
     
  7. SweX

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    Sounds like a downgrade would be a good choice for you, so you don't need to disable the features that you don't use :)
     
  8. Techfox1976

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    Is there anything in the IS/Complete version that you use above and beyond the AV-Only version? If not, I'd recommend just going with the AV version instead of IS or Complete to save the confusion of disabling things.

    I personally wouldn't disable Webroot itself, as that addon is not a toolbar IIRC. That's the AV's quick and easy view into the browser operations to secure them. It will still get a view anyway, but no quick and easy, and that impacts performance a touch.
     
  9. SKA

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    If I enable webroot addon in IE , it automatically pops up a window asking if want to enable these two addons( webroot toolbar, webroot vault ) - I just unchecked these two.

    Is it OK having just webroot addon in IE9 ? I mostly use other browsers (Chrome, Palemoon, Opera).

    Thanks

    Ska
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2013
  10. Zorak

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    Can Joe confirm the following statement please?

    It's not that I don't trust you Techfox1976, but we do have access to the "horse's mouth" here so would like to hear it directly from him ;)

    Cheers
     
  11. PrevxHelp

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    As it stands today, all of the browser addons are only Lastpass - the actual protection is provided via means other than a browser extension. This will be changing with the 2014 product, but the difference between the two will remain clear so you'll be able to disable Lastpass without disabling the overall protection.
     
  12. Zorak

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    Thanks Joe for the clarification :)
     
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