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Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by TaranScorp, Jul 26, 2012.

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  1. TaranScorp

    TaranScorp Registered Member

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    Can someone show me how to test WSA to see if it is working on my system?
     
  2. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    Which version do you have...AV, Essentials or Complete? And maybe you'd like to take a look at the help section to familiarise yourself with the product, and its features: https://www.webrootanywhere.com/sah_secure_anywhere_help.asp?n=Webroot_Help

    I wouldn't consider testing against malware samples (if that's what you mean) unless you're a real expert.
    Could you clarify a little what you had in mind?

    HTH :)
     
  3. TaranScorp

    TaranScorp Registered Member

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    I use Antitest for now and Comodo leak test for now but I have more coming which WSA fails. I am using the latest WSA paid version.
     
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Which version as Dermot7 asked? http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-compare.html

    TH
     
  5. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    WSA intentionally ignores leak tests as they aren't representative of real threats. You could download the EICAR test virus, but that should still only be used with careful consideration.
     
  6. TaranScorp

    TaranScorp Registered Member

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    I'm using Webroot SecureAnywhere™ Essentials
    Just for the record I have nothing against WSA and as a matter of fact I stuck up for WSA in another forum yesterday.
    It just seems odd that you can't test WSA and they do not participate in online testing so you just kinda have to listen to "Trust Us" it's working better then your other free AV's.
     
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    They actually do participare to tests, see here:
    http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/mayjun-2012/

    In any case the best test is you and your experience. Also note that webroot has a virus clean up guarantee. So, in case of problems they will log into the system and fix it for you.

    Relax, sit back and enjoy. :)
     
  8. TonyW

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    The issue the OP has, I think, is with being able to test WSA against leak tests. As PrevxHelp has said, they're not malicious per se. They may simulate what might happen, but in themselves do not warrant a detection. Many other anti-malware programs do not detect leak tests for the same reason.
     
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