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The SecureAnywhere Interface

  • 25 August 2014
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The SecureAnywhere Interface
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The SecureAnywhere interface provides access to all functions and settings. To open the main interface, you can open from:

  • The icon: Double-click the Webroot shortcut icon on your desktop.


  • The start menu: If you cannot locate the system tray icon, open the Windows Start menu, click All Programs (or Programs), Webroot SecureAnywhere, then Webroot SecureAnywhere again.


When you open the main interface, it displays the Overview panel.



  • Protected panel. The left section of the window displays information about system scans and the status of your subscription to SecureAnywhere. You can manually scan the system any time by clicking the Scan My Computer button. The default scan schedule is set to run daily at the time you installed the software. To change the schedule, click Advanced Settings > Scheduler.


  • Computer Button. The default scan schedule is set to run daily at the time you installed the software. To change the schedule, click Advanced Settings > Scheduler. Stay Informed window. The panel at the bottom provides access to virus alerts and other important information from Webroot. Click Read Now to open the page in a browser.
  • SecureAnywhere features. The right side of the main window provides links to SecureAnywhere features. To expand that section of the panel, click the name. For example, the above illustration shows the PC Security panel expanded.
    • To view options related to each feature, click the gear icon.
    • To return to the main window, click the left arrow on the tab bar.
    • The green circle with a checkmark indicates that your license includes this feature. A plus sign on blue indicates a feature that is not installed.

Main Interface Options

  • Advanced Settings: Define how you want your installation of SecureAnywhere to operate.
  • PC Security: Change shield settings, manage firewall, and quarantine .
  • Identity Protection: Protect sensitive data that may be exposed during your online transactions.
  • Backup & Sync: Protect your files by uploading them to Webroot's online repository.

    Note: Backup & Sync may not be available in your edition.

  • Password Manager: Create a secure password generator and storage facility.

    Note: Passwords may not be available in your edition.

  • Utilities: Use tools to manage processes and files, view reports, and create a SafeStart Sandbox

    Note: The System Optimizer may not be available in your edition.

  • My Account: View your SecureAnywhere account information and access the Web Console.
  • Support / Community: Contact customer support or search for and discuss issues with the Webroot community.


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When I click on links in WSA interface ie get support/go to webroot community it opens the link new tab in Edge and I want to stop this. How do I make the above links open in Chrome ?
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Ha, done it !
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Hello Simonaitch;
Welcome to the Community,
Please have a look here
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click the stack of lines on the top right to open the Options menu.
  3. Click Settings. The Settings window will open within Chrome.
  4. At the bottom of this window, you'll see the "Default Browser" section. ...
  5. Click the "Make Google Chrome my default browser" button.
  6. Click Close.
Hope this helps?