How You Can Shield Your PC with Webroot?

Shields basically monitor the activity when you surf on the Internet and also secure your computer from malware and viruses. When you surf on the Internet, sometimes unwanted program silently installs on your computer and these unwanted programs can put your device at great risk. So, you should always keep all shields enabled in your device to protect your device and data from viruses. Webroot Shields run in the background without interrupting your work and this antivirus can install through It detects the threat and gives you the alert warning. Then it will ask you to continue or you want to block the site. In this blog, you will read about how you can shield your PC with Webroot.

Types of Shields Provided By

  1. Realtime Shield: It monitors the unknown programs to check that they do not contain threats. It basically blocks known threats which are listed in Webroot’s threat definitions and you cannot disable this shield.
  2. Rootkit Shield: It blocks the rootkits which are installed on your computer and also removes the rootkit which are present in your device.
  3. Web Shield: It blocks the known threats on the Internet and gives you a warning. It also detect the malicious sites and alert you.
  4. USB Shield: It monitors the USB flash drive for threats and immediately blocks the threats which it finds.
  5. Offline Shield: It secures your computer system from threats when you are not connected to the Internet.
  6. Script Shield: It secures your computer system from malicious scripts.
  7. Foreign Code Shield: It secures your computer system from the latest advanced threats.

Change Shield Setting:

Disable Shields:

To disable, from the system tray just double-tap on the Webroot icon. Then, it will show you the main interface. Now, you should click on the PC Security gear icon. At this point, the Scan & Shields panel appears on your screen. Remember, that green button which is next to the shield name show you that the shield is enabled. But if you want to disable a shield then click on the green button. It is advised that you should enable keep all shield enabled for the protection of your device.

To change shield settings:

To change the shield setting, here from the system tray, just double-tap on the Webroot icon. Now, main interface appears. Then in the upper right hand side of the screen, you should click on the Advanced Settings button.  Here, in the Settings pane, it will show you the Install Settings sub-pane active. Then, you have to select Shields. At this point, the Shield Settings panel appears on your screen. If you want to enable a setting, then you should select the checkbox. But if you want to disable a setting, then you should deselect the checkbox. At last, tap on Save Button.

 Manage Web Threat:

If you are surfing on the web, then Webroot will show you a message like stop and review the threat. When you review the information on the page, like the URL or the threat which has been detected, then you should click on one of the following buttons such as Go back to safety, Request Review and Unblock page and continue option.

Through this method, user can shield their PC with Webroot. To enjoy this feature of Webroot, you have to install Webroot Antivirus through

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