Defining Proxy Server Settings

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If you use a proxy server to connect to the Internet, you must define the proxy connection data; otherwise, Webroot cannot send updates to your computer. A proxy server is a computer system or router that acts as a relay between your computer and another server.

For more information about your proxy environment, contact your proxy server’s administrator.

To define proxy server settings:

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

    The main interface displays.

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

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


  3. Select Proxy.

    The Proxy pane displays.

  4. Enter the proxy settings, using the information in the following table. 
    Proxy Type From the drop-down menu, select the HTTP Proxy.
    Authentication Method From the drop-down menu, select an authentication method.
    Host Enter the fully qualified domain name of the server, for example, enter
    Port Enter the port number the server uses.
    Username Enter the user name of the server, if used.
     Password Enter the password of the server, if used.
  5. When you're done, click the Save button.