Setting Install Preferences

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You can change basic preferences for SecureAnywhere using the Install Settings panel.

To set install preferences:

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

    The main interface displays.


  2. In the upper right corner, click the Advanced Settings button. 


    The Settings pane displays with the Install Settings sub-pane active. 

  3. Set install preferences using the information in the following table.
    Automatically download and apply updates Downloads product updates automatically without alerting you.
    Show a shortcut on the desktop Provides quick, double-click access to the main interface by placing the shortcut icon on your desktop. To add or remove the Webroot SecureAnywhere desktop icon from your desktop, you must enable it or disable it using this setting. You cannot add or delete it directly from the desktop.
    Show a system tray icon Provides quick access to SecureAnywhere functions by placing the Webroot icon on your desktop. You can double-click the icon to open the main interface or right-click to open a menu of common functions, like scanning.
    Show a status notification screen on bootup Displays SecureAnywhere status when you boot up your computer.
    Show a Start Menu shortcut Adds SecureAnywhere to the Start Menu.
    Allow SecureAnywhere to be shut down manually Allows the user to close SecureAnywhere.
  4. When you are done, do any of the following:
    • Click the Save button.
    • Click the Cancel button to escape the Install settings without making any changes.
    • Click the Reset to defaults button to reset all settings.