October 22. 2012 UPDATED: How to Uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013?
If the newly installed version of Webroot’s antivirus program, a cloud-based security software, just could not make you happy or you just did not like it, then ya can follow the YouTube video file below to manually uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus – please note that it contains advanced actions of removing unwanted files and registry file type leftovers. If you’re new to Windows system and/or you’re afraid of blue error due to mis-deletion of system/registry file(s), you should use the following professional uninstall tool instead, which can also effectively resovle your issues while ya tried using the standard method to uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus.
Ya may try referring to this step-by-step guide to uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013…
- After you use the Admin account to log on to your Windows, you first check and save any personal files you wanna keep; then you should be able to easily find the unwanted new Webroot’s antivirus icon in Taskbar. See the green W icon, shown below.
- To safely uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013, you right-click on the W icon on the menu, choose the “Shut down Protection” option on the menu.
- Select the Yes option from the below Webroot SecureAnywhere window, “Are you sure you want to shut down SecureAnywhere, stopping all realtime protection and proactive malware defense?”.
- Follow the below window – you first need to complete its shown letters and numbers, then you click the white Enter button on it.
- Run Windows Task Manager to re-check your attempt above.
- Click Start and then you move your mouse to Settings or the Control Panel directly, see the below image.
- In the Windows’ Control Panel, you click on the Uninstall a program or the Add or Remove Programs.
- Or, in my case, I will choose the Uninstall or change a program or you check the Currently Installed Programs if you’re running a WinXP machine; you find the Webroot SecureAnywhere below, launch the Uninstall option for it to automatically uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2013 on your computer.
- Size: 709 KB
- Product version: 220.127.116.11
Note Then you need to click the OK on the above Webroot SecureAnywhere window, “It is necessary to log in as an administrator to access this feature.”.
Need some tips to register your newly installed Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2012 v18.104.22.168) before you remove it? Want to know more about this cloud-based AV program? Wanna see a malware show for FREE?
Well, basically, please ensure that your Internet connection is working properly, and that you’ve entered a valid key before you uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012, what’s more, if you have firewall installed on your Windows, ya try stopping it from running. Read more.
How to completely uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 from your computer?
1. You may know this standard process: hit Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Currently installer programs: > locate Webroot SecureAnywhere item (Size, 0.62MB) > launch Remove option and let Windows uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 automatically. Learn more info about Webroot AV software.
- Publisher: Webroot
- Version: 22.214.171.124
2. You go on click Yes on Webroot SecureAnywhere, "Are you sure you want to uninstall?".
3. Then you may need to enter the password you set to Webroot – you may re-find it in the Self Protection; then you click Enter button on “Webroot SecureAnywhere – Password Required”. After then, you need to continue complete the onscreen CAPTCHA to proceed with required action to uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus; then click Enter.
4. Ya then may send your feedback to Webroot SecureAnywhere; otherwise, you can direct close that Webroot SecureAnywhere uninstall survey page. Then save your work, reboot.
5. To cleanly uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2012), you then need to:
- Delete the shortcut icon "Webroot SecureAnywhere" that get left on your Desktop.
- Search and remove other Webroot leftovers in order to fully uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus:
- Webroot SecureAnywhere-keycode.txt, Text Document, 20 bytes (20 bytes)
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603, 000 – Webroot
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*, a – C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Webroot SecureAnywhere-keycode.txt, b – C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\my-webroot-settings-file-3.8.2012
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\2012, a – C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\my-webroot-settings-file-3.8.2012
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\Webroot SecureAnywhere, Order – 00C0 57 00 65 00 62 00 72 00 W.e.b.r., 00C8 6F 00 6F 00 74 00 20 00 o.o.t. .
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\WRSA.exe – Webroot SecureAnywhere, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\wsainstall.exe – Webroot SecureAnywhere
Note: You choose the Delete it option from Problem with Shortcut, “The item ‘WRSA.exe’ that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Nearest match on size, date, and type” C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My …\wsainstall.exe. Do you want to fix this shortcut to point this target or do you just want to delete it?”.
Webroot’s "Keycode Not Be Verified" error review
Note: While you are trying to activate your Webroot SecureAnywhere software, you would be told that "The keycode could not be verified at this time. Ensure that Webroot is allowed to connect to the Internet and try again."
Please follow the detailed tips to sort it out.
- Click OK option from Webroot SecureAnywhere info box to shut it down properly.
- Click Close button in Activate a new keycode window.
- In the My Account section, you click the Copy to clipboard command on the right of the Keycode item.
- You click OK on Webroot, "Your keycode has been copied to the clipboard. You can now paste it into any application.".
- Click Start > Programs > Accessories > scroll down, run the Notepad item in it.
- Hit your Ctrl key + V key to paste the key into Windows’ Notepad.
- Click File menu, enter the Save As… item in it.
- Please name the ".txt" file type, then save it in a safe or non-system disk.
- Click Activate a new keycode in About Webroot SecureAnywhere.
- Copy your key info; hit Ctrl key + V key to paste the code in the blank, click Activate button. Wait.
- Click OK from your SecureAnywhere, "Your Webroot keycode has been validated and activated. Your computer will now be rescanned to provide the most accurate protection."
- Reboot your computer to check the changes you made to your Webroot.
- Ensure that you have typed or entered a valid license key; or you may encounter the "Webroot SecureAnywhere Error Code FZLC0056", "Error: FZLC0056: Invalid or Unknown Key Code".
- Have Internet connection error? Please solve the Internet connection problem(s) in your system here
- Meanwhile, please check the settings for Windows Firewall and/or more other brands you may have installed via the "Norton 360 5.0 uninstall" entry I provided above.
- Still not working for you to activate your SecureAnywhere product? Click Close for My Account > you click Help and Support option from Webroot® SecureAnywhere main user interface > Your default browser application such as Mozilla Firefox 10.0 or other versions, will open the SecureAnyWhere Product Support | Webroot webpage, you may enter the word "register" in the blank, click the ASK WEBROOT button, wait; click Yes option for your activation issue for more details; moreover, you may retrieve your Webroot account details, or re-register it. Furthermore, you can thoroughly uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus and reuse it later.
Note: You are advised that you save your key information for Webroot SecureAnywhere in the Windows Notepad, Word, Non-system disk and/or your Email. Let’s take a complete example of Webroot key saving action: the Notepad on a 32-bit Microsoft® Windows® XP 3 Operating System:
How to properly set Webroot SecureAnywhere?
Q: How can I uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus Webroot from Start Menu/Windows Security Center?
A: Double click on Webroot tray, the letter W in light green > click Settings;
In the Settings section, you locate the Basic Configuration – You would learn the following options for Basic Configuration; and then you can disable the two unwanted options in the list below:
- Show a Webroot shortcut on the desktop
- Show a system tray icon
- Show a splash screen on bootup
- Show Webroot in the Start Menu (recommended)
- Show Webroot in Add/Remove Programs
- Show Webroot in the Windows Security Center
- Hide the Webroot keycode on-screen
- Automatically download and apply updates
- Operate background functions using fewer CPU resources (recommended)
- Favor low disk usage over verbose logging (fewer details stored in logs) (recommended)
- Lower resource usage when intensive applications or games are detected (recommend)
- Allow Webroot to shut down manually (recommended)
- Force non-critical notifications into the background (recommended)
- Fade out warning messages automatically
- Store Execution History details
Then you click Save All option, then the OK option from Webroot SecureAnywhere, "Configuration updated successfully.".
Furthermore, you could learn more info about the Scan Schedule, Scan Settings, and more.
- Scan Schedule
- Enable Scheduled Scans
- Scan Frequency: Scan everyday / Scan on bootup (recommended)/ Scan every Sunday / more
- Time: Scan at 5:00 pm when resources are available / Scan at 6:00 pm when resources are available / more
- Scan on bootup if the computer is off at the scheduled time
- Hide the scan progress window during scheduled scans
- Only notify me if an infection is found during a scheduled scan
- Do not perform scheduled scans when on battery power (recommended)
- Do not perform scheduled scans when a full screen application or game is open (recommended)
- Randomize the time of scheduled scans up to one hour for distributed scanning (recommended)
- Perform a scheduled Quick Scan instead of a Deep Scan
- Scan Settings
- Enable Realtime Master Boot Record (MBR) Scanning (recommended)
- Enable Enhanced Rootkit Detection (By default & recommended)
- Enable "right-click" scanning in Windows Explorer
- Update the currently scanned folder immediately as scanned
- Favor low memory usage over fast scanning (recommended)
- Favor low CPU usage over fast scanning (recommended)
- Save non-executable file details to scan logs
- Show the "Authenticating Files" popup when a new file is scanned on-execution
- Scan archived files (recommended)
- Self Protection – Enable self protection response cloaking (recommended)
- Minimum – Protect the integrity of the Webroot settings and databases. Recommended if you use several other security products.
- Medium – Prevent other programs from disabling protection and provides maxing possible compatibility with other security software. (Note: You are recommended that you perform this option for Webroot Self Protection before you uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012.)
- Maximum – Provides the highest protection of the Webroot processes and its recommended if your computer is infected. (Note: It’s NOT suggested you tick this option on your old computer.)
- Access Control
- (You could tick the Enable Password Protection option for Access Control section)
- Allow users to scan without a password
- Allow users to remove threats without a password
- Require the completion of a CAPTCHA when changing critical features (very recommended)
- Require the completion of a CAPTCHA when changing configuration (recommended)
- Remember CAPTCHA completion until the window is closed
- Allow non-administrative users to modify configuration options (NOT recommended)
- Allow uninstallation by non-administrative users (Note: Please ensure that you UNCHECK it to avoid a situation when an unauthorized user(s) uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012.)
- Allow access to antimalware tools by non-administrative users
- Allow access to advanced features by non-administrative users
- Enable enhanced customer support
- Disable Heuristics
- Apply advanced heuristics before Age / Popularity heuristics
- Apply advanced heuristics after Age / Popularity heuristics
- Warn when new programs execute that are not trusted (recommended)
- Advanced Heuristics Medium (Warns only when very suspicious actions are detected. (Recommended))
- Age Heuristics: Low (Low: Only alert about programs that have been created or modified very recently. (Recommended))
- Popularity Heuristics: Low (Low: Only alert about programs that have been seen for the first time. (Recommended))
- Realtime Shield (Note: Please check the following options to reduce the risks of PC infection!)
- Enable Predictive Offline Protection from the central Webroot database
- Remember actions on blocked files
- Automatically quarantine previously blocked files (very recommended!)
- Automatically block files when detected on execution
- Scan files when written or modified
- Block threats automatically if no user is logged in (very recommended!)
- Behaviour Shield
- Assess the intent of new programs before allowing them to execute (recommended)
- Enable advanced behaviour interpretation to identify complex threats
- Track the behaviour of untrusted programs for advanced threat removal
- Automatically perform the recommended action instead of showing messages
- Warn if untrusted programs attempt low-level system modifications when offline
- Core System Shield
- Assess system modifications before they are allowed to take place
- Detect and repair broken system components (Note: It’d be useful for to automatically fix some Windows applications before you have to restore system.)
- Prevent untrusted programs from modifying kernel memory
- Verify the integrity of LSP chain and other system structures
- Prevent any program from modifying the HOSTS file (recommended for Windows newbies)
- Web Threat Shield
- Analyze search engine results and identify malicious websites before visitation (recommended)
- Enable deep content analysis (Note: It might delay your Internet experience)
- Look for malware on websites before visitation (recommended)
- Look for exploits in website content before visitation
- Website Filter – View/edit the list of blocked websites to change how they should be handled or add new websites to block. (Important Note: In case that some normal websites, even those popular ones, such as Google.com, Bing.com, and so forth, would have been by accidently blocked by Webroot, then you could remove it from this Website Filter section.)
- Import / Export – Webroot offers the option to back up your configuration settings in case you need to reinstall, or want to transfer the same settings to another computer. You can also import your settings from another computer using this screen.
Note #1: Then you would be told that "Warning www.EXAMPLE.com Blocked by policy. This website is blocked because of a policy added by the user to prevent access." You could then click the Allow option from Webroot SecureAnywhere > click Yes option from Webroot, warning you "Are you sure you want to visit this website? Then contents could potentially compromise your identity or infect your computer." > click OK from Webroot, "Website determination updated. Close your web browser and open the web page again or refresh the current page to continue browsing.", so that you could continue enjoying your Google search engine.
Note #2: You could learn more malicious URL/sites before you uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012. Ya may bookmark MalwareURL.com.
Note: Before you completely uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012, you can save your Webroot customer settings to reuse them in a new installation of other Webroot’s products: Click Export Settings button > Name your Webroot settings file, click Save from Select where you would like to export the configuration window > Click OK from Webroot, "Configuration successfully exported." > Move that Webroot settings file on a non-system disk.
FREE Rogueware / Fake-Alert Show! Enjoy!
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Then, how to "enjoy" a malware show before you uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012?
You click System Tools, then please click Start option for SafeStart Sandbox, "Execute suspicious programs in the SafeStart Sandbox to limit their ability to modify the computer until you are sure they are legitimate.". Click Browse… button to add any application you just downloaded; click Open from Select a file to execute box; click Start button from SafeStart (Advanced) box, then enjoy malware/rogueware/scareware /FakeAlert show on your Desktop before you would uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012.
Enough? Then you can reboot your machine. Hope you "enjoy" your malware nightmare, then ya make your decision either to uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 or not.
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