Firewall in Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus

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  1. sg09

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    Hi, Any opinions about the firewall in Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus? Please don't start discussions about its lack of HIPS module, rather say about its effectiveness of packet filtering etc. I saw that it does not register in Action Center and also it leaves Windows Firewall ON. So, does it only strengthens Windows Firewall like Trend Titanium does? I can find only two settings in it.
     
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    It provides a user interface for the outgoing features of Windows Firewall.
     
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    Great!:thumb:
     
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    WSA has an HIPS, not a conventionnal one , but it has one



    WSA firewall is not a real firewall (despite the name) it is mostly an outbound connection monitor. It will ask for unknown process trying to get out.


    "The SecureAnywhere firewall monitors data traffic traveling out of your computer ports. It looks for untrusted processes that try to connect to the Internet and steal your personal information. It works with the Windows firewall, which monitors data traffic coming into your computer. With both the SecureAnywhere and Windows firewall turned on, your data has complete inbound and outbound protection.

    You should not turn off either the Windows firewall or the SecureAnywhere firewall. If they are disabled, your system is open to many types of threats whenever you connect to the Internet or to a network. These firewalls can block malware, hacking attempts, and other online threats before they can cause damage to your system or compromise your security.

    The SecureAnywhere firewall is preconfigured to filter traffic on your computer. It works in the background without disrupting your normal activities. If the firewall detects any unrecognized traffic, it opens an alert where you can block the traffic or allow it to proceed."
     
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    Thanks. :) May I ask where you did quote that from? :cool:
     
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    If you would ask your questions about WSA in the Prevx forum then you would probably get the most correct answers from the man with all the answers...Joe Just FYI and that's what I would have done myself :)
     
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    It's nigh on perfect as far as I'm concerned. It monitors outbound connections, whilst letting the Windows Firewall handle inbound connections, which it does more than adequately.
     
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    often, the help file is your best friend :D
     
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