Defining Proxy Server Settings

If you use a proxy server to connect to the Internet, you must define the proxy connection data; otherwise, Webroot cannot send updates to your computer.

A proxy server is a computer system or router that acts as a relay between your computer and another server. For more information about your proxy environment, contact your proxy server's administrator.

To define proxy server settings:

  1. From the dock, click the Webroot icon.

    The main interface displays.

  1. Click the Advanced Settings button.

    The Advanced Settings window displays.

  1. In the left column, select Proxy Settings.

    Note: You can also access the settings window by clicking on Webroot SecureAnywhere from the menu bar and then selecting Preferences from the drop-down menu.

  1. Enter the proxy settings, which are described in the following table.


    Proxy Type

    Select HTTP Proxy from the drop-down menu.

    Authentication Method

    Select an authentication method from the drop-down menu.


    Enter the IP address or the fully qualified domain name of the server, for example,


    Enter the port number the server uses.


    Enter the user name of the server, if used.


    Enter the password of the server, if used.