Installation for Webroot Antivirus 2018

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Installation for Webroot Antivirus 2018


Before you begin read the license agreement at http://detail.webrootanywhere.com/eula.asp

  • Close all programs that may be open on your computer.
  • Make sure you have the key code, which is a 20-character license that identifies your WebRoot account. Your key code comes in an email message or is listed inside the retail box. If you purchased a multi-user license, you can use the same key code to install the software on up to three or five devices.

Note: The key code is associated only with Secure Anywhere and does not include any information related to your computer or its configuration.

WebRoot does not use the key code in any way to track individual use of its products.


Start the installation routine either from a CD or from a downloaded file:

  • If you are installing from a CD, insert the CD into the CD drive. An installation dialog opens where you can click a link to begin. If the installation dialog does not open, use Windows Explorer to navigate to your CD drive and double-click the software’s installation file.
  • If you are installing from a downloaded file, navigate to where you downloaded the file in Windows Explorer and double-click the file to start the installation. Click Run to begin.

When the WebRoot installer dialog opens, enter your key code in the field. (If your key code came in an email, you can cut and paste the code into this field.) If you don’t know where to find your key code, click Help me find my keycode.


If desired, you can click the Installation Options link at the bottom to modify these settings. A new window displays several options.

  • Install location: In this field, you can enter a different folder for the Secure Anywhere installation files.
  • Create a desktop shortcut: Click this checkbox to place a shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop for WebRoot Secure Anywhere.
  • Randomize the installed filename to bypass certain infections: Click this checkbox to change the WebRoot installation filename to a random name (for example, “QrXC251G.exe”), which prevents malware from detecting and blocking WebRoot’s installation file.
  • Protect the Secure Anywhere files, processes, and memory from modification: Click this checkbox to enable self-protection and the CAPTCHA prompts. (CAPTCHA requires that you read distorted text on the screen and enter the text in a field before performing any critical actions.) For more information, see Setting access control.
  • Change Language: To change the language displayed in SecureAnywhere, click the Change Language button and select from the supported languages. (You can only change the displayed language during installation, not after).
  • Proxy Settings: Click Proxy settings if you need to customize these. If you don’t know what these should be, leave the default.

Click the back arrow to the left of the title bar to return to the install screen when you’re done.


At the main Installation dialog, click Agree and Install to begin the installation.


If you are prompted to enter an email address, enter your address and click Continue.

SecureAnywhere begins scanning and configuring the application. If your system is clean, SecureAnywhere displays a status screen similar to the following examples.

Note: If SecureAnywhere detects threats during the scan, it moves the items to quarantine where they are rendered inoperable and can no longer harm your system or steal data. For more information, see managing quarantined items.


If you want to exit from SecureAnywhere, click X to close the window. If you want to view the main interface, select Start using SecureAnywhere (see also Using the SecureAnywhere interface).

You do not need to do anything further unless you want to adjust settings. After the initial scan, SecureAnywhere automatically scans your computer daily and constantly monitors activity as you surf the Internet. You do not need to launch a scan yourself or schedule scans. SecureAnywhere does all the work for you in the background.

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