Changing Firewall / Web Shield Settings



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You can adjust how the firewall manages processes and whether it should open an alert when it does not recognize a process.

To change firewall settings:

  1. From the system tray, double-click the Webroot icon.



    The main interface displays.




  2. Click Advanced Settings.



    The Settings pane displays, with the Install Settings pane active.




  3. Select Firewall / Web Shield.



    The Firewall / Web Shield pane displays.




  4. Do either of the following:
    • To enable a setting, select the checkbox or radio button.
    • To disable a setting, deselect the checkbox or radio button.
    The following table describes the Web Shield settings.
    SETTINGDESCRIPTION
    Enable Web Shield Enable or disable the Web Shield. This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend.
    Activate browser extensions

    Browser extensions provide blocking protection against malicious websites, realtime anti-phishing protection, and safety ratings when using search engines. 

    Each function can be enabled or disabled separately using the individual controls for each function described below. To completely disable and remove extensions from each supported browser deselect this checkbox.

    This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend.

    Block malicious websites Any URLs and IPs you enter in a browser are checked and a block page is presented for known malicious sites. This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend.
    Enable realtime anti-phishing Protects against zero day phishing sites. Zero day phishing sites are sites that have never been seen before, and their related viruses do not yet have a definition. This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend. 
    Show safety ratings when using search engines  Search result are annotated with an icon and tooltip, indicating the likelihood that a site is malicious. This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend.
    Enable Web Filtering driver Provides additional protection against malicious connections and in cases where the browser extensions are disabled. This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend. 
    Suppress the user’s ability to bypass blocked websites
    (Business versions only)
    Prevents users from bypassing the block page presented when a malicious website is detected. This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend. 
    Suppress the user’s ability to request website reviews
    (Business versions only)
    Prevents users from submitting website reviews from the block page when a malicious website is detected.  This checkbox is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend. 
    The following table describes Firewall settings.
    SETTINGDESCRIPTION
    Allow all processes to connect to the Internet unless explicitly blocked Allows all processes, including potentially malicious connections to access the internet, unless the process is specifically blocked in the active connections list. For more information, see Managing Active Connections.
    Warn if any new, untrusted processes connect to the Internet if the computer is infected If the computer is infected and any new untrusted process connects to the internet, the system provides a warning. This radio button is selected by default, which is the setting we recommend.
    Warn if any new, untrusted process connects to the Internet When any new untrusted process connects to the internet, the system displays a warning.
    Warn if any process connects to the Internet unless explicitly allowed If any process connects to the Internet, unless the process is explicitly allowed in the active connections list, the system displays a warning.For more information, see Managing Active Connections.
  5. When you're done, click the Save button.