WSA and a different browser?

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  1. pintas

    pintas Registered Member

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    Sorry if this has already been answered but i couldn't find any post regarding this...
    In the WSA help i found that Identity Shield only protects these browsers:

    Internet Explorer 7.0 and higher (32-bit only)
    Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and higher (32-bit only)
    Google Chrome 10 and higher
    Opera 9 and higher (32-bit only)

    I'm currently using Maxthon and i'd like to know if i protect this application if the protection will be simillar to the other browser protection with specified websites and so on.

    I found WSA help file a bit incomplete regarding these features.

    Also, i'm using win 7 x64. Should i add IE64 to protected apps?
    Can anyone help me with this?
     
  2. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    You can add any application to the Protected Applications list and it should protect it fine without any incompatibility. The protection will be equivalent to a normal supported browser so that should work for Maxthon.
     
  3. pintas

    pintas Registered Member

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    Oh thank you!
    Really good to know.

    Btw, is there any way to test ID shield's website protection?
     
  4. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    You would have to find a bad link somewhere and we can't post any for you sorry.

    TH

    Edit: My suggestion was for Web Threat Protection and not ID Shield protection sorry.
     
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  5. pintas

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    Thanks man.

    Ok, so tested 'dangerous' websites for both IE and Maxthon (ID Shield protected app) and WSA only blocks the websites in IE. So WSA doesn't behave like its protecting supported browsers if i add another browser to the protected apps list... :( what a shame...

    Curiously it blocks these 'dangerous' websites in IE x64... weird
     
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Blocking websites requires parsing the connections made by the browser, and that is only covered by supported browsers. However, WSA's Identity Shield can protect any application which is why it's able to work generically.
     
  7. pintas

    pintas Registered Member

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    Well, like Triple Helix pointed out to me, this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uKMZ1Ukw_7I
    explains how i can feel safer even without the website blocking feature for unsupported browsers.

    But still, i think i would feel safer with a supported browser :)
    But to change my browsin habbits..... oh boy.
     
  8. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Here are the supported Browsers from the Webroot products page:

    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 and higher, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6 and higher (32-bit only)
    • Google Chrome™ browser 10.0 or higher
    • Apple® Safari® 5.0.1 or higher

    Also I use Opera and it works fine with the WSA shields!

    HTH,

    TH

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  9. pintas

    pintas Registered Member

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    Well.... i was trying Safari and WSA opens a little windows to warn me about 'malicious' websites but when i click on 'close' the window goes away and website opens :)

    Yep.... i'll stick to Maxthon and MBAM :)
     
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    Yes, it is a known issue on which Webroot development is working but the fix is not a simple one to address as says Jim from Webroot Community. In my case Opera is plagued and sometimes also IE9. So please be patient for a while.
     
  11. pintas

    pintas Registered Member

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    I've tried all supported browsers (previous Opera user), but i can't change to another browser.
    I have even tried making Firefox and Opera simillar to Maxthon, but its just not possible. The closest was Firefox but i needed tons of addons installed and my RAM usage went up the roof.

    Let's pray WSA supports Maxthon in the future.....
     
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