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WebRoot
« on: March 06, 2018, 10:47:26 AM »
Anyone familiar with WebRoot? I am going to open up a case but thought I would ask here first.
I have scan mounted drives unchecked, but webroot is scanning my DVD's when I put a dvd in.
This is annoying because I have to cancel the scan and when I'm done I have to tell it to force eject
the dvd, because it thinks it's doing something with the dvd.

and what is weird it seems to only scan the new disks, when I put in an old disk it doesn't scan it.
screen shot of my scan settings

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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 01:59:19 PM »
Thanks Guys! It quit doing it, what the heck?
It's been doing it for 2 weeks now, I guess It got scared of B4print :laugh:

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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 02:32:26 PM »
And DSC isn't even here anymore. WebRoot must have been reading some old posts.
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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 03:18:39 PM »
weird I tell ya!

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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 04:03:50 PM »
Quote from: Possum date=1520364746 link=msg=298686

And DSC isn't even here anymore. WebRoot must have been reading some old posts.

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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 04:05:26 PM »
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=298684 date=1520362759

Thanks Guys! It quit doing it, what the heck?
It's been doing it for 2 weeks now, I guess It got scared of B4print :laugh:


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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 05:11:25 PM »
Oh, no, I misspelled his initials. Doomed, I tell ya'!

Yeah, there are still some dangerous ones on here. It's the quiet ones, you know, which lets me out.
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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 05:50:04 PM »
Quote from: Possum date=1520364746 link=msg=298686

And DSC isn't even here anymore. WebRoot must have been reading some old posts.


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Oh, no, I misspelled his initials. Doomed, I tell ya'!

Yeah, there are still some dangerous ones on here. It's the quiet ones, you know, which lets me out.


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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 09:46:36 AM »
Thanks. Hope that flies if he ever comes back. If not, :death:
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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 01:15:02 PM »
It's malware, Tracy. People get tricked into installing it and it snoops, logs keystrokes, etc.... and it is hard to remove. I have cleaned it from a number of Macs (none of mine, of course). Had to boot in Safe Mode, and go clean all of the subfiles out of the library, in addition to deleting the app and accompanying BS. 

I'm telling you, it's a tenacious little shit. Does bad things to performance too. 
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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 01:35:34 PM »
Quote from: Ear date=1520446502 link=msg=298714

It's malware, Tracy. People get tricked into installing it and it snoops, logs keystrokes, etc.... and it is hard to remove. I have cleaned it from a number of Macs (none of mine, of course). Had to boot in Safe Mode, and go clean all of the subfiles out of the library, in addition to deleting the app and accompanying BS.

I'm telling you, it's a tenacious little shit. Does bad things to performance too.


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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 02:44:08 PM »
Quote from: Ear date=1520446502 link=msg=298714

It's malware, Tracy. People get tricked into installing it and it snoops, logs keystrokes, etc.... and it is hard to remove. I have cleaned it from a number of Macs (none of mine, of course). Had to boot in Safe Mode, and go clean all of the subfiles out of the library, in addition to deleting the app and accompanying BS.

I'm telling you, it's a tenacious little shit. Does bad things to performance too.

you talking about Webroot?
I do have the keyboard entry thingy unchecked.
I got malware one time and that's when I installed it, It's a paid version, should that not be better?
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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 04:05:35 PM »
Yes, Webroot is malware, in my experience. How do you know you had a virus? A couple of people I helped claimed no knowledge of how it got there (yeah right) and the others paid for it when an internet popup told them they had a virus and they had to buy Webroot to handle it. I think it's a scam.

I have removed it from multiple machines and their problems cleared up like magik.... malware says I! 

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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 04:08:45 PM »
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Quote from: Ear date=1520446502 link=msg=298714

It's malware, Tracy. People get tricked into installing it and it snoops, logs keystrokes, etc.... and it is hard to remove. I have cleaned it from a number of Macs (none of mine, of course). Had to boot in Safe Mode, and go clean all of the subfiles out of the library, in addition to deleting the app and accompanying BS.

I'm telling you, it's a tenacious little shit. Does bad things to performance too.


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Re: WebRoot
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2018, 04:22:35 PM »
Good to hear from you. Good luck in the new adventure. Be sure to tell us all about it when you start!
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