Webroot SecureAnywhere Discussion & Update Thread

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Triple Helix, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Triple Helix

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    The "issue" is that WSA has repeatedly tested much weaker than other tested AVs with respect to scripts & exploits -- see THIS thread, especially HERE. With this change WSA is partially remedying a situation that shouldn't have existed in the first place. In which case, the sooner this fix gets promulgated, the better.
    I teach seminars to seniors monthly. Many of them have older, less speedy computers. For those folks, I have been recommending WSA. I am dismayed to learn that this forum regards WSA subscribers as involuntary "testers"! I am now in process of advising those folks using WSA to switch to Panda Dome -- equally light but much more efficient in updating.
     
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    I hear ya'.
    Regards w Respect
     
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    Don't get me wrong. I still regard WSA as the King of non-sig-based protection. IMO, however, WSA needs to move faster in getting its engine more capable of dealing with post-PREVX malware developments such as scripts & exploits.
     
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    ? ? ? ? ?

    One poster. Who is entitled to his personal opinion in the same way as you are to yours.
     
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    But WSA will deal with Exploits as it has always done if the Exploit tries to download a payload then WSA will jump on it with it's realtime shield.

    https://community.webroot.com/t5/Ideas-Exchange/exploit-protection/idi-p/286089

    But now they are working on an Anti-Exploit for WSA and again no timetable.
     
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    Excellent news! "No timetable" = taking the time needed to get it right. Yessirree. But -- once it's right -- please get it out ASAP -- it's been a long wait.
     
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    Per TH, version 9.0.23.32 was released September 11th, 2018. I'm still on 9.0.21.18, 4 days later. Am I the only 1 or is this generally the case?
     
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    I still have 21.18 here.
     
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    I have 23.32 here; I'm surprised. Maybe it's because I just rebooted the PC this morning? I certainly didn't do anything else that I know of that upgraded my Webroot.
     
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    Just use this link and install over top and you will have the latest version: http://anywhere.webrootcloudav.com/zerol/wsainstall.exe I do understand what you are saying but it is what it is.
     
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    Ah... the calm voice of reason. It was the perfect thing to say, TH. Perfect!

    TH - thanks for the link. I installed it & am now on version 9.0.23.32.
     
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    At least it's a quick install over top unlike some others! ;)
     
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    Yessss! Thank you for linking to THAT -- it installed super fast & smooth as butter.
     
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    I was just updated to version 9.0.23.32.
     
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    I bet that startled your spouse.:eek:
     
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    I am having a problem finding where in webroots interface is the log file for blocking a network connection.

    I got an alert on first boot in the morning for wow64/consent but i cannot find if that is the correct path to figure out what it is.
    I blocked it

    I googled for consent in the dir wow64 comes up with generic answers for other things so the search terms must be too general.

    So where is it located? ( either in the interface or a log text file)
     
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    thanks for the reply:

    Sat 22-09-2018 14:34:03.0224 Monitoring process C:\Windows\SysWOW64\consent.exe [E5AA5A1F02EF1AF6630A2EA458FD19D6]. Type: 0 (5322)

    I cant find it in explorer maybe it was a temporary file?
     
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    https://www.file.net/process/consent.exe.html

    2018-09-23_13-34-17.png
     
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    so why did WSA flag it as untrusted on boot up?
     
  22. Triple Helix

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    Not sure, but I wouldn't worry about it.

    Also Type 0 Monitoring means nothing.

    Sat 22-09-2018 14:34:03.0224 Monitoring process C:\Windows\SysWOW64\consent.exe [E5AA5A1F02EF1AF6630A2EA458FD19D6]. Type: 0 (5322)
     
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    ok thanks
     
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    The webroot filtering extension for chrome does not seem to be working.
     
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