02-12-2012 07:13 PM
My antivirus software is not working properly. My webroot security scans close themselves or are constantly running but doesn't show up when I open the webroot program. My firewall is also constantly turning itself off and on and cannot be turned back on once it turns itself off. Any suggestions on how to clear any virus that is causing this?
02-13-2012 12:48 AM
Webroot is one of the least effective antivirus solutions out there. Suggest you ditch it and switch to a better one, such as Norton Internet Security.
02-13-2012 01:30 AM
I just re-read your original post; you suspect you have a virus, and want to keep the aniot-virus that allowed your computer to get infected with a virus?
Remove Webroot, and buy Norton Internet Security,
Webroot is like a virus itself, very hard to uninstall. Use this tool:
02-13-2012 07:38 AM
I'll disagree with NoNoBadDog that webroot is difficult to uninstall.
I'll also say that no Antivirus software is foolproof and that if you're running out of date versions of Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader you'll be able to be infected no matter which antivirus you have installed.
Out of date versions of Java are especially vulnerrable to exploits like Java Rhino and the Black Hole Exploit Pack. You can get infected just by going to a site and not clicking on anything... it requires no user interaction.
02-14-2012 02:22 AM
Eset NOD is well known to give a very high number of false postives. While it may offer good protection, it can disable essential files and/or processes that will disable certain functions or programs. I suggest you do research on this topic before choosing it.
02-15-2012 07:16 PM
I personally like Microsft Security Essentials. No problems with it so far and it's free. I like Trend Micro as well, but wont pay for it.
02-15-2012 11:58 PM
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