Webroot antivirus blocks all the malicious websites, links and attachments and secures your device from all kind of damage. It is suggested the user should install Webroot antivirus via www.webroot.com/safe. In this blog, you will read the method to scan for malware with Webroot.Method To Scan For Malware:
- Run Scans: Normally, scans run automatically every day and also at the same time when you installed Webroot in your device. And the scanning process will not interrupt your work and it will not launch scan when you play games. Webroot will scan all the areas where the threats can hide, like in drives, files, and also in the system memory. Generally, scans run automatically, but the user can launch a scan at any time. View Scan Results: First, you have to open the Webroot interface just by clicking on the Webroot icon which is in the menu bar. And then from the drop-down menu, you should select Open Webroot SecureAnywhere. Now, it will display the scan results in the middle of the Protected window. Run a Scan from the Menu Bar: From the menu bar, you should click on the Webroot icon. After this, from the drop-down menu you should click on Scan My Computer. And if Webroot locates threats, then it will open a window which tell you about the quarantine process. Run a Scan from the Main Window: First, open the Webroot interface just by clicking on the Webroot icon which is in the menu bar, and then from the drop-down menu, you should select Open Webroot SecureAnywhere. After this, you should click on the Scan My Computer button. If in case, Webroot locates threats, then it will open a window which tells you through the quarantine process.
- Manage Detected Threats: When webroot.com/safe detects a threat or suspicious file, then you have to manage the item. For this, in the Results panel, you will read the list of file names. After this, you can select the checkboxes in order to move the items to quarantine. Or you can deselect any checkbox to recognize a filename and to run an application. If in case, you deselect any items, then Webroot will restore it to their original locations. Now, you should tap on the Next option. Then in the Next Steps panel, you have to click on the Begin Threat Removal button. Here, Webroot SecureAnywhere will run the scan again to remove the traces of threat. But if in case, you cancel the scan, then the main panel will be in a Threats Detected state and ask you to run a scan.
- Change Scan Schedule: First, you should click on the Webroot icon in the menu bar and then from the drop-down menu, you should select Open Webroot SecureAnywhere. Now, from the menu bar you should select Webroot SecureAnywhere and then click on Preferences. Remember, you can access the scan schedule just by tapping on the Advanced Settings button from the main interface. Then in the Preferences window, you should select Scan Schedule. At this point, you should select or deselect the checkbox to enable and disable it. The settings are Enable Scheduled Scans, Enable Scheduled System Optimization, Scan immediately at startup if SecureAnywhere misses a scheduled scan, Don’t perform scheduled scans when on battery power, Don’t perform scheduled scans when a full screen application or game is open. After this, you should click on the Reset Scan Schedule button and then click on the Reset All button. At last, click on the Close button in order to save the changes.
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