Installing SecureAnywhere

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You can install SecureAnywhere on the following platforms:

  • Mac OS® X v.10.7 "Lion"
  • Mac OS® X v. 10.8 "Mountain Lion"
  • Mac OS® X v. 10.9 "Mavericks"
  • Mac OS® X v. 10.10 "Yosemite"
  • Mac OS X v.10.11.1 "El Capitan"
An Internet connection is required to install the software.

To install SecureAnywhere:

  1. Download the SecureAnywhere installer to your Mac.
  2. Double-click the wsamac.dmg icon to open the installer.
  3. Drag the Webroot SecureAnywhere icon into the Applications folder.

  4. Open the Applications folder by double-clicking the folder icon.
  5. In the Applications folder, double-click the Webroot SecureAnywhere icon to begin activation.
  6. In the first activation window, from the drop-down menu, select a language and click the Next button.
    Note: Make sure you select the desired language. Once SecureAnywhere installs, you cannot change it.

  7. In the next panel, enter your keycode and click the Activate button.
    Your keycode is the 20-character license that identifies your Webroot account. In addition, the keycode identifies whether you purchased a multi-user license, which allows you to install SecureAnywhere on up to three or five Macs.
    • If you purchased the product online, the keycode is provided in an email from Webroot.
    • If you purchased the product in a store, the keycode is provided in the retail box.

  8. In the next panel, enter your email address and click the Continue button.
    If you don't want to provide your email address, click Ask Me Later to skip this step. The installation continues even if you click the Ask Me Later button.

  9. When the system prompts you to allow SecureAnywhere to make changes, enter your Apple system password and click the OK button.
  10. In the next panel, you can create a Webroot account.
    • You should create an account if you plan to use the Password Management feature. For more information, see Getting Started With Password Manager.
    • Or, you can click Skip and create an account later.

    If you click the Create Account button, your browser displays the SecureAnywhere account creation page.
  11. Enter the required information and click the Register Now button. For more information about account creation, see Creating a Webroot Account.

  12. In the next panel, you can install a Safari extension that allows SecureAnywhere to tag search results as safe, questionable, or unsafe.
    With this extension, SecureAnywhere lets you know if a website has a reputation for spreading malware or for phishing attempts.
  13. Click the Install button to install the extension. We recommended that you click the Install button.
  14. Click the Disable button and install the extension later. For more information, see Changing Web Threat Protection.

  15. When Safari asks you to confirm the installation, click the Install button.
  16. If you have the Complete or Internet Security Plus editions, Safari asks if you want to install the extension Webroot, which includes Password Management functions. For more information, see Getting Started With Password Manager.
  17. Click Install to use Password Management features. A dialog displays while the Password Manager is configured to your browser.

    If you installed both extensions, two Webroot icons appear in the browser toolbar. The example below shows how the icons appear in Safari and Chrome; the icons in Firefox look slightly different. Hover your mouse over the icons for pop-up descriptions.

    This icon indicates that the Web Threat shield is enabled. For more information, see Using Web Threat Protection.
    This icon indicates that the Password Management features are enabled. It is grayed-out when you first install the extension. If you have already created an account, you can click on the icon and enter your login credentials to begin using Password Management. See Getting Started With Password Manager.
  18. When the Activiation Successful screen displays, click the Scan Now button.
  19. SecureAnywhere begins scanning your Mac for viruses, spyware, and othe rpotential threats. If it detects threats during the scan, it prompts you to move the items to quaranteine. In quarantine, the items are rendered inoperable and can no longer harm your system or steal data. For more information, see Managing Detected Threats.