Webroot SecureAnywhere..First time rodeo

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by hayc59, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. hayc59

    hayc59 Updates Team

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    Installed and up and running
    Seems very interesting and is doing what
    it is supposed to do(I think), no slowdowns or hiccups
    so far, I am running avast!---Winpatrol and Outpost Pro
    along side of SecureAnywhere, no conflicts.. will take sometime
    to learn all the bells(have settings at default)

    I really want to thank DannyBoy :cool: (TripleHelix) for all his help
    and guidance as always straight cool dude!!

    I am sure there will be more questions as time dolls on
     
  2. Triple Helix

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    Great to hear Gordon! ;)

    Daniel
     
  3. hayc59

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    Thank you Trip...so far very impressed! VERY
     
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    Thanks for posting the v8.0.1.229 update on many other forums it's much appreciated! ;)

    Cheers,

    TH
     
  5. hayc59

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    Can you tell me where the e-mail settings are? thank you
     
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    There are no settings for e-mail. However, should malware be contained within any attachment you may open, WSA should alert you. Its strength is in detecting upon execution.
     
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    I like that there are no email settings, as I use yahoo email. I hope Webroot keeps it light and simple! :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Dudes..
     
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    hayc59, you will luv it, My favorite product this year.:thumb:
     
  10. Taliscicero

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    I got a family license of WSAC about half a year ago for my family members. I thought it would be nice and simple for them and could just be install and forget. I have had many issues with the licensing and had to get it replaced a few times now. What was thought to be easy actually is more complex in the end. I had to keep unlocking the program and turning it off for my dad as for some strange reason it would "Web Block" netflix? I also found it would switch itself off from time to time with no reason and my own personal testing of its detection capabilities are kind of odd. I find the program is very able to detect and remove .exe or internet downloads. If a sample is running and is more complex then a simple .exe service, webroot completely seems to ignore the problem or alert and shut down.

    I am glad many of you are happy with it, but for me something like AVG IS is simpler for my family even though it should be more complex. I like the idea of WSA but think that it suffers the same fate as other cloud based products in that it has trouble with any complex "active" threats because the signatures and removal instructions are in the cloud meaning it could be interrupted or corrupted in some way.

    This is just my opinion on the product. I like it, and I like the team that's building it. I just think that for now cloud based products will always be lacking in the repair of active threats.
     
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    I don't think that's the case - our cleanup engine is rated extremely highly. If you do decide to test it again, please let me know if you run into any problems so that we can look into fixing it. A lot has changed and been massively improved in the last 6 months.
     
  12. Taliscicero

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    Maybe so. One of my biggest dislikes is that the threat warning on websites would flash over and over again really fast which would block a user from turning of Webroot WSA and or closing the browser. I have found you can loose all your work this way as the only escape is shutting down the computer. :ouch:
     
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    This has also been improved significantly in the last few rounds of builds :)
     
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    This happened to me 2 nights ago, well my dads computer anyway. ;)
     
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    Were you using the early release copy of the .229 build which was released for update yesterday? I'd strongly recommend trying again once you receive .229.
     
  16. Taliscicero

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    It was whatever the most up to date version was at that time. My feelings on the product really are that it was released to early like most things these days. January 2013 or some time early 2013 when all the kinks were sorted out is when you should have released it. I know for sure it will be very top tier eventually but faith in a product is sometimes lost when its released too early. :p
     
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    Yes this has happened to me a lot. But I rarely face that problem now. As Joe mentioned WSA has been improved a lot. WSA now gives much less fps on website threat warning.

    I'd suggest you try out the latest version of WSA and see it for yourself. :)
     
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    It was the latest version. ;)

    I for now have switched the family computers to AVGIS2012. I find AVG just as low impact as Webroot, so it suits what I need it for well. I do hope Webroot sorts out all the bugs one day and becomes the top tier product. :thumb:
     
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    Some off topic posts removed.
     
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    For me the latest version reduces the problem drastically.
    I think that's just an over statement! WSA has only two processes eating under 1mb of RAM. CPU hardly reaches high even when deep scanning. Scans under 1min. Absolutely no slowdown or hassle during browsing, streaming live video or downloading. And now that WSA improved more than ever, website blocking has become less frequent and only for malware congested sites- that is less fps. That pretty much wraps it up for me to believe no other suite product can beat WSA at least in terms of low impact.:)

    Have a nice day.;)

    Best Wishes,
    Amit
     
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    You would be surprised. I have had more slowdown with WSA then with AVG for whatever reason. On a core i5 you cant notice either programs. I have only had slowdown on this machine with WSA, this was if you open up too many flash applications with WSA. I am not sure why this happens but it did too many times to be a co-incidence and this does not happen with AVG. I assume its something to do with WSA's caching or maybe flash uploads to their cloud and in having so many flash applications open it causes some hang-ups. I have nothing against WSA and it is a light product, however memory usage and CPU cycles are not everything in relation to performance. :thumb:
     
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    Obviously, WSA cannot be compatible with 100% of the configuration out there. Would be suprising otherwise. So, for your specific setup WSA is no no go. Just not worth to keep insisting or get stuck on it. You found a solution that fits better your needs. Done and peace. Otherwise this can be easily interpreted as bad faith or trolling :thumb:
     
  23. Taliscicero

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    Personal experience is not trolling or bad faith. I simply gave my experience with the product in reply to the other guy. ;)
     
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    That's right. Sharing true personal experience is always good. I learn a lot from them.:D Thanks again Cubones.:thumb:
     
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    The same in already two threads... its good you post your experience but its smelling if your start to post your experience too many times :D
     
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