Blocking or Allowing Files

Block/Allow Files settings override SecureAnywhere’s default scanning and shielding behavior.

To control scanning and shielding behavior related to specific files, you can use the Block/Allow Files tab to specify one of the following actions:

To block or allow a file:

  1. From the system tray, double-click the Webroot icon.

    The main interface displays.

  2. Click the PC Security gear icon.
  3. Click the Block/Allow Files tab.

    Any items that were previously quarantined are listed in the pane.

    Note the following:

    • The gray button indicates the level or protection is enabled.
    • The white button indicates the level of protection is disabled.

    Note: You can add executable files to this list. Executable files typically have an extension of exe, dll, sys, drv, or com.

  4. To add files, click the Add File button and browse to the file. You can also drag and drop a file from Explorer.

    The file name displays in the File column.

    Note: If SecureAnywhere detected other copies of this file with different file names, it only displays the file name that it last detected.

  1. For the file that you have just added, select any of the following radio buttons:
    • Allow — Ignore a file during scans and shielding.
    • Block — Stop a file from executing or being written to your computer.
    • Monitor — Watch the program to determine if it is legitimate or related to malware.
  1. To clear all files from the list, click the Remove All button.