As you all know that the Web Threat shield secures your Mac, when you browse on the Internet. If it identifies the malicious website, then it will block the page and after this, it will ask you to continue despite of the warning. And also it analyzes all the links on a search results page and also tells you whether it’s a trusted site or a potential risk. You can install Webroot via www.webroot.com/safe and during installation, it prompts you to install the extension for Safari, Chrome and Firefox, if in case you do not install then you cannot be able to use Web Threat protection. This means, it you want to use Web Threat protection, then you have to install the extensions. In this blog, you will read how to access and update Web Threat Shield Setting in Webroot.
the dock, you have to click on the Webroot icon. Then, the main interface
appears on your computer screen. After this, from the menu bar, you have to
select Webroot SecureAnywhere and then select Preferences. Now, the Advanced
Settings Window appears on your computer screen. Here in the left column, you
have to select Web Threat Shield.
How to Change Web Threat Shield
If you want
to change the web Threat Shield Setting, then you should select either of the
enable a setting and select the checkbox or you can disable a setting and just deselect
Enable Web Shield
Block malicious website
Enable realtime anti-phishing
Show safety ratings when using search
Suppress the user’s ability to bypass
blocked websites (Business versions only)
Suppress the user’s ability to
request website reviews (Business versions only)
How To Override Website Filters?
have to click on the Edit Website Overrides button. Then in the dialog, you
have to enter a website name in the field, and then click on the Add Website
button. Here, you have to click on any one of the following radio buttons:
Allow — If
you wants to allows the website.
Block — If
you want to blocks the website.
After this, you have to click on the Close button. If in case, Safari is open, then you should quit the browser and then reopen it. At last, you should restart your browser for website filter. webroot.com/safe
How to Shield the Mac’s Hosts File?
you should select the Monitor hosts file for changes checkbox. After this, you
have to return the Hosts file to its factory state and then remove the changes which
the malware has made to the file. Now, you have to click on the Reset Hosts
File button. At last, click on the Close button.
How to Disable Website Filtering?
have to click on the Webroot icon which is in the menu bar just to open
Webroot. Now from the drop-down menu, you should select Open Webroot
SecureAnywhere. After this, from the main window you should click on Mac
Security. Then, you have to click the button to turn it off. Remember, orange
indicator shows the shield is off. And the green indicator shows the shield is
If in case, you
disable a shield, then your Mac is vulnerable. At last, restart your browser
for website filter changes.
The above method will help you to Access and Update Web Threat Shield Setting in Webroot for Mac. If the customer needs support, then they can contact to the customer care of Webroot via webroot.com/safe.