Using Secure Web



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SecureWeb allows you to safely surf the Internet by blocking malicious websites from loading before you access them.

This topic describes how to do the following:

To use secure browsing:

  1. From your device's Home panel, tap the SecureWeb button.



    A browser displays with SecureWeb enabled.




    Note: The SecureWeb toolbar displays on the top of the screen on iPads and on the bottom of the screen on iPhones.
  2. Use the browser to open websites.
    If you attempt to open a website that is at high risk for malicious or phishing behavior, an alert panel gives you the following notice:




    • Continue to the site — Ignore the alert and proceed to the site. Since this is a suspicious website, Webroot will alert you each time you attempt to open this website.
    • Never block this site — Ignore the alert and proceed to the site. SecureWeb remembers your decision and does not alert you again when you attempt to open this website. If you select this option, the site is added to your list of Trusted Sites. For more information, see About Trusted Sites.
    • Go back — Do not open the site. We recommend that you do not access sites that are categorized as potentially malicious.
    Note: These notices are determined by both your web protection levels. The higher your web protection levels, the more the system will give you notification about potential threats that you must deal with manually.
  3. When the website opens, SecureWeb classifies each site as follows:
    REPUTATIONDESCRIPTION

    Trustworthy

    These are well known sites with strong security characteristics. There is a very low risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.

    Low Risk

    These are benign sites, and rarely exhibit characteristics that expose the user to security risks. There is a low risk of malicious links or payloads.

    Moderate Risk

    These are generally benign sites, but have exhibited some charaxteristics that suggest security risk. there is some predictive risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.

    Suspicious

    These are suspicious sites. There is a higher than average predictive risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.

    High Risk

    These are high risk sites. There is a high predictive risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.

To use the toolbar:

  1. SecureWeb includes a toolbar at the top of the browser for easier navigation.



  2. On the toolbar, use any of the following functions:
    FUNCTIONDESCRIPTION

    Back and Forward Arrows

     

    Displays the previous or the next open web page.

    • Tap the Back Arrow to go to the previous web page.
    • Tap the Forward Arrow to go to the next web page.
       
    Note: For information about how to use the Back and Forward arrows to view your browsing history, see Viewing Your Browsing History.

    Action Button

     

    Displays the Action menu. For more information see any of the following:

    Add Tabs Button

     

     

    Opens additional tabs for continued browsing.
    Note: On an iPhone, the Add Tabs button is not in the toolbar. It can be accessed from tab management. 

     Tabs Button

     

     Allows you to view, select, or close existing tabs.

    Webroot Button

     

    Displays the SecureWeb menu, where you can either view information or make changes to settings:

  

To use tabbed browsing:

  1. Depending on the device you are using, do one of the following to use tabbed browsing:
    • On an iPad — Tap the + (plus) button in the toolbar; the system displays a new tab beneath the address bar. 
    • On an iPhone — Tap the Tab button in the toolbar, which is located at the bottom of the window. The system displays a + (plus) button; tap the + (plus) button; the system displays a new tab beneath the address bar.
  2. Do either of the following:
    • Tap the tab for the website you want to open.
    • Tap the green X for the website you want to close.



To set web protection levels:

  1. From the toolbar, tap the Webroot button.



    The SecureWeb menu displays.




  2. Tap the Web Protection button. 



    The Web Protection menu displays.




  3. Do either of the following:
    • To block maliciuos sites, slide the Block malicious sites On/Off toggle to the right to turn it on.




    • If you do not want to block malicious sites, slide the Block malicious sites On/Off toggle to the left to turn it off.




    Note: When you turn the Block malicious sites On/Off toggle off, you no longer have the ability to set browswer protection levels.
  4. If you have turned the Block malicious sites On/Off toggle on, set your browser protection level by tapping one of the following:
    • Normal (Recommended) — Block sites that are very likely to present a security risk.
    • High — Block suspicious and very risky sites.  These sites have a higher than average probability of security risk.
    • Very High — Block sites exhibiting at least some characteristics that suggest security risk. This may block many benign sites.

To set search settings:

  1. From the toolbar, tap the Webroot button.



    The SecureWeb menu displays.




  2. Tap the Search Settings button.



    The Search Settings menu displays.




  3. To set a default search engine, tap Search Engine, then tap the name of the search engine you want as your default.







  4. Do either of the following:
    • To turn safe search on and enable your default search engine to remove adult content from search results, slide the Safe Search On/Off toggle to the right.
    • To turn safe search off, slide the Safe Search On/Off toggle to the left.
    Note: Safe search helps you manage your online experience by screening sites that might contain explicit content and removing them from your search results. For more information, see Safe Search.
    Safe Search On




    Safe Search Off




  5. Do one of the following to determine whether or not to display trust level indicators for your search results:
    • To display trust level indicators, slide the Show Trust Level On/Off toggle to the right.
    • To not display trust level indicators, slide the Show Trust Level On/Off toggle to the left.
    Show Trust Level On




    Show Trust Level Off


    When the website opens, SecureWeb classifies each site as follows:
    REPUTATIONDESCRIPTION

    Trustworthy

    These are well known sites with strong security characteristics. There is a very low risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.

    Low Risk

    These are benign sites, and rarely exhibit characteristics that expose the user to security risks. There is a low risk of malicious links or payloads.

    Moderate Risk

    These are generally benign sites, but have exhibited some charaxteristics that suggest security risk. there is some predictive risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.

    Suspicious

    These are suspicious sites. There is a higher than average predictive risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.

    High Risk

    These are high risk sites. There is a high predictive risk that the user will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.