Webroot is one of the best cyber security solutions available on the market today. In this blog, we’ll briefly discuss how to use a few Webroot features so the average computer user can keep their personal information and their company’s data secure.
What is Webroot?
Webroot provides cyber security for businesses and consumers. It’s a predictive endpoint protection software, meaning that it uses artificial intelligence to recognize and prevent cyberattacks.
It is easily deployed to a whole network and doesn’t require complex installations. Webroot doesn’t actually require much maintenance or technical know-how.
Webroot is typically deployed to your computer (and everyone else’s on your network) by your IT administrator. This means that there isn’t really much for you to do in terms of installation. Your IT administrator may ask you not to use your computer for a short period of time while the program is installed.
They also may ask you to uninstall your current antivirus software before they deploy Webroot, and will tell you how to do so.
If you are unsure whether or not your computer has Webroot, ask your IT administrator.
Signing into Webroot
When you first sign into Webroot, you will be asked to create an account. This requires you to enter a Webroot product key code, which can be obtained from your IT administrator.
Then, simply log in as you would any other account.
3 of the Most Useful Webroot Features
1. Automatic Updates
Webroot updates automatically, meaning you won’t get those annoying popup messages asking you to install the latest version like most antivirus software does.
These automatic updates are also extremely useful, because they typically contain important lines of defense against new strains of viruses and malware.
It’s possible to disable automatic Webroot updates, but we don’t recommend doing so because the updates are crucial to your security. Also, they will not slow down your computer, because they are installed in the background of your machine’s operations.
2. Password Manager
One of our favorite Webroot features is its built-in password manager, which serves as an efficient, secure way of storing your login credentials for every account you use.
You only need to remember a single master password, the one you use to access the password manager.
Check out this guide on how to get started using Webroot’s password manager.
3. Run Scans
Just like the way it updates, Webroot automatically runs scans at the same time every day.
However, you can manually perform a scan any time you would like. It’s a wise idea to do this after you’ve download a new program or clicked a sketchy email by mistake, just in case.
To manually run Webroot scans, check out this guide.
The average computer user doesn’t need to know much about Webroot features. The program simply runs in the background to block incoming malware and viruses.