Changing Realtime Shield Settings



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The Realtime shield controls how threats are blocked and quarantined on your Mac. Webroot already configured this shield with our recommended settings, but you can adjust them if you want.

To change Realtime shield settings:

  1. From the dock, click the Webroot icon.



    The main interface displays.



  2. From the menu bar, select Webroot SecureAnywhere, then Preferences.



    The Advanced Settings window displays.
  3. In the left column, select Realtime Shield.



  4. Do either of the following, using the information in the following table:
    • To enable a setting, select the checkbox.
    • To disable the setting, deselect the checkbox.
    SETTINGDESCRIPTION
    Automatically quarantine previously blocked files Sends an application file to quarantine if you had blocked and quarantined that file before. If you deselect this option, SecureAnywhere launches a scan if it detects the file again.
    Automatically block suspected threats when detected on execution Opens a notification if you attempt to launch an application that might be a threat. SecureAnywhere then scans the directory where the application resides. When the scan completes, it gives you the option of quarantining the items or allowing them to remain in their current locations.
    Scan files when written or modified Scans any new or modified files that you save to disk. If this option is deselected, it ignores new file installations.
    Block threats automatically if no user is logged in Stops threats from executing, even when you are logged off. Threats are sent to quarantine without notification.
    Secure keyboard entry mode Prevents keyloggers on websites from capturing keystrokes. A keylogger is a type of system monitor that can record all keystrokes in your browser. Keyloggers may be used for legitimate purposes, but can also be installed without your knowledge and used to record sensitive information.
    Block driver level keyloggers (advanced option) Prevents keyloggers on your Mac from capturing keystrokes. A keylogger is a type of system monitor that can record all keystrokes in your browser. Keyloggers may be used for legitimate purposes, but can also be installed without your knowledge and used to record sensitive information.  This setting is reccomended for advanced users only.
    Monitor services running on the system Monitors the folders of system services running on your Mac, and protects against unwanted activity. If SecureAnywhere detects changes in the folders, it opens an alert. System services are programs that load automatically either as part of an application's startup process or the operating system startup process. Services are often a target for malware developers.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To save the new settings, click the Close button.
    • To return to the recommended settings, click the Reset Realtime Threat Shield button.
    • To return to the recommended settings for all preferences, click the Reset All button.