Controlling Active Processes

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Using Control Active Processes, advanced users can adjust the threat-detection settings for all programs and processes running on your computer. It also includes a function for terminating any untrusted processes, which might be necessary if a regular scan did not remove all traces of a malware program.

To control an active process:

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

    The main interface displays.


  2. Click the Utilities gear icon.
  3. Click the System Control tab.
  4. Under Control Active Processes, click the Start button.

    A new panel displays, showing all active processes on your system.

  5. For each process, select one of the following radio buttons:
    • Allow — The process is allowed to run on your system.
    • Monitor — Webroot SecureAnywhere will watch the process and open an alert on suspicious activity. Any process flagged as monitored displays at the top of the list.
    • Block — The process is blocked from running on your system. Do NOT block a process unless you are absolutely certain it is non-essential.

  6. Do either of the following:
    • To display more information about a particular process, click the process name, click the More Info button and then click the Details tab.
    • To terminate all untrusted processes, click the Stop Untrusted Processes button.
    Note: Do not click the Stop Untrusted Processes button unless you understand the implications or have been told to do so by Webroot Technical Support.