Webroot Scanning

  • 26 September 2020
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Does webroot scan a file while it download to your PC?  If so, how can you tell if it’s scanning?  I did not see any SecureAnywhere pop up saying it’s being scan.  Much appreciate if any one can answer, thank you.



Best answer by TripleHelix 26 September 2020, 19:16

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Webroot will scan the file once it completes and hits the disk. 

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Hello @hearty 


Just to add WSA’s real time shield will scan your system always when it’s running:


Types of Shields

SecureAnywhere includes the following types of shields:

  • Realtime Shield — Monitors unknown programs to determine whether or not they contain threats. Blocks known threats from running on your computer that are listed in Webroot’s threat definitions and in our community database. You should never disable this shield.
  • Rootkit Shield — Blocks rootkits from being installed on your computer and removes any that are present.
  • Web Shield — Blocks known threats encountered on the Internet and displays a warning. The Web shield maintains information on more than 200 million URLs and IP addresses to comprise the most accurate and comprehensive data available for classifying content and detecting malicious sites.
  • USB Shield — Monitors an installed USB flash drive for threats, blocks and removes any threats that it finds.
  • Offline Shield — Protects your system from threats while your computer is not connected to the Internet.
  • Script Shield — Protects your system from malicious scripts.