EARLIER RELEASE NOTES FOR WEBROOT SECUREANYWHERE




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Agent changes in PC build 9.0.30.75 (Released April 12th, 2021)
Fixed
  • Service issue that leads to 1067 error.
PC Agent version 9.0.30.72 (Released March 15th, 2021)
Resolved
  • Issue with latest Intel processors.

 
PC Agent version 9.0.30.71 (Released March 15th, 2021)
Updated
  • UI text updated to Allow and Allow List.
Fixed
  • Fix for issue where Chrome does not load with Identity Shield enabled.
    • Additional fixes coming in 9.0.31.x for those systems where Chrome issues persist with 9.0.30.71, 9.0.30.72, and 9.0.30.75.
  • Bug Fixes.

 
Web Threat Shield Edge extension 1.14.21042.1 (Released March 8th, 2021)
Updated
  • Support for Realtime Anti-Phishing in standalone mode.
  • Removal of legacy JQuery and Permissions requirements.
  • Reduced/optimized memory/CPU consumption.
Fixed
  • Minor bug fixes.

 
Web Threat Shield Chrome extension 1.14.21042.1 (Released February 24th, 2021)
Updated
  • Support for Realtime Anti-Phishing in standalone mode.
  • Removal of legacy JQuery and Permissions requirements.
  • Reduced/optimized memory/CPU consumption.
Fixed
  • Minor bug fixes.

 
Web Threat Shield Edge chromium extension 1.12.21022.1 (Released February 22nd, 2021)
Fixed
  • Fix for Search Result Annotation issue with Google searches.

 
Web Threat Shield Chrome extension 1.12.21021.1 (Released January 26th, 2021)
Fixed
  • Fix for Search Result Annotation issue with Google searches.

 
Web Threat Shield Chrome extension 1.12.21019.1 (Released January 21st, 2021)
Fixed
  • Fix for Search Result Annotation issue with Google searches.

 
Web Threat Shield Chrome extension 1.12.20294.1 (Released November 9th, 2020)
Added
  • A checkbox on the options page to suppress (“Do not show again”) the prompt for license in the standalone version.
  • Continued checks for integrated mode beyond the current one week.
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

 
PC Agent version 9.0.29.62 (Released October 26th, 2020)
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Web Threat Shield for Chromebook v1.12.20273 (Released October 13th, 2020)
Updated
  • Changed app name from "Web Threat Shield" to "Web Threat Shield - Chromebook"
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

 
Web Threat Shield Firefox extension version 1.12.2026.1 (Released October 6th, 2020)
Fixed
  • Resolved an issue with the display of search annotation tooltips for searches at search.yahoo.com.
Added
  • Support for iFrame blocking
Updated
  • Changed the name of the extension from "Webroot Filtering Extension" to "Web Threat Shield".

 
PC Version 9.0.29.52 (Released September 28th, 2020)
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

 
Web Threat Shield Edge Chromium extension version 1.12.20261.1 (Released September 22nd, 2020)
Added
  • Support for iframe blocking
Fixed
  • Issue with display of search annotation tooltips for searches at search.yahoo.com

 
Web Threat Shield Chrome extension 1.12 (Released September 16th, 2020)
Added 
  • Support for integrated chrome extension

 
PC Version 9.0.29.51(Released August 26th, 2020)
Fixed 
  • Bug fixes

 
Web Threat Shield Version 1.11.0.15(Released July 21th, 2020)
Fixed 
  • Crash at uninstall

 
Web Threat Shield Version 1.11.3.11(Released June 24th, 2020)
Fixed 
  • Issue with keycode prompt when setting to never remember history is applied

 
PC Version 9.0.28.153 (Released June 15th, 2020)
Added
  • Tech bench tool enhancements
Web Threat Shield Version 1.11.0.12 (Released May 26th, 2020)
Added
  • Auto install for Edge Chromium extension
  • Extension install support for Firefox v&4+
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

 
PC Version 9.0.28.48 (Released May 13th, 2020)
Fixed
  • Bug fixes

 
PC Version 9.0.28.39 (Released March 30th, 2020)
Fixed
  • Bug fixes

 
WiFi Security for Windows Version 1.1 (Released March 27th, 2020)
Added
  • OpenVPN support

 
PC Version 9.0.27.64 (Released January 21st, 2020)
Fixed
  • Bug fixes including a fix for network connectivity issues to devices and online games
PC Version 9.0.27.49 (Released November 4th, 2019)
Added
  • Efficacy enhancements
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

 
PC Version 9.0.26.61 (Released June 10th, 2019)
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

Web Console Version 5.2 (Released March 27th, 2019)
Added
  • Password Manager upgrade in partnership with LastPass.

 
WiFi Security for Windows Version 1.0.6.5 (Released March 26th, 2019)
Fixed
  • The version supports Japanese localization for all user interfaces in app.
  • The Japanese content is rendered when the Language preference is set to Japanese.

 
PC Version 9.0.24.49 (Released February 4th, 2019)
Added
  • Bug Fixes.

 
WiFi Security for Windows Version 1.0.5.1 (Released January 10th, 2019)
Added
  • The Hyperlink to EULA is underlined.
  • Product version is displayed in the installer.
  • Publishing info added to the windows control panel​​.
Fixed
  • The app will only request EULA acceptance once.​

 
Web Threat Shield Version 1.9.0.14 (Released November 14th, 2018)
Added
  • Allow network isolation for UWP (Firewall rule for 127.0.0.1).
  • Add new rule from hotfix to all extension's default rules.
  • Real Time Anti-Phishing look ups only happen with the configuration set.

 
PC Agent Version 9.0.24.37 (Released November 7th, 2018)
Added
  • Support for ELAM (Early Launch AntiMalware) Driver.
  • System Analyzer updates.
  • Support for Windows 10 RS5 update.
Fixed
  • Issue with XP networking found in 9.0.24.28
  • Addressed network share slowness issues.
  • Other bug fixes​.

 
PC Agent Version 9.0.24.28 (Released October 30th, 2018)
Added
  • Support for ELAM (Early Launch AntiMalware) Driver.
  • System Analyzer updates.
  • Support for Windows 10 RS5 update.
Fixed
  • Addressed network share slowness issues.
  • Other bug fixes​.

 
PC Agent Version 9.0.23.32 (Released September 10th, 2018)
Added
  • Support for Windows 10 RS5 update.
  • Enhanced protection against malicious scripts.
Fixed
  • Multiple Bug Fixes.

 
Web Threat Shield Version 1.7.0.23 (Released August 13th, 2018)
Implemented
  • Support for Windows 10 RS5 update
  • Support for Firefox version 62

 
PC Version 9.0.21.18 (Released July 12th, 2018)
Added
  • Library used with SHA256 operations.
  • Supports upcoming features in Windows 10 RS4/RS5.
  • Improvements to heuristic detection methods .
Fixed
  • WSA execution errors on Windows 10 (bootcamp), Server 2012/2016.
  • InfraRed Heuristics detections & remediations files with no cloud response.
  • Issues to improve resource management.
  • WSA crash on updating configuration during exit.
  • False Positive Rootkits Win10 (Webroot detects Windows 10 services - Windows Apps).
  • Issue with System Analyzer hanging on launch​.

 
PC WTS Agent Version 1.7.0.19 (Released July 3rd, 2018)
Fixed
  • Fix for crash with Internet Explorer.

 
PC Version 9.0.20.31 (Released April 25th, 2018)
Fixed
  • Reduced journaling overhead.
  • Resolved Timeout Issue with cloud communications on long scans.
  • Fixed high CPU usage.
  • Reduced overall time to install WSA.
  • Multiple bug fixes.

 
PC Version 9.0.19.43 (Released January 24th, 2018)
Updated
  • Bug Fixes.

 
Version 9.0.19.36 (Released January 9th, 2018)
Updated
  • Enables Registry key to allow Microsoft’s Jan 3rd Update.
  • Improvements to agent upgrade process.
  • Reduce occurrence of false positive detection of Windows 10 rootkits.
Fixed
  • Multiple bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.18.44 (Released November 3rd, 2017)
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.18.38 (Released October 3rd, 2017)
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.18.34 (Released September 25th, 2017)
Added
  • Efficacy improvements
  • Further optimization of cloud communications
  • Support for Windows 10 Fall Creators release
Fixed
  • Multiple Bug fixes

 
Version 9.0.17.28 (Released July 17th, 2017)
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes.

 
Version 9.0.17.24 (Released June 12th, 2017)
Added
  • Ability to uniquely scan files based on the SHA256 hash value to better detect highly targeted MD5 file hash + size clash scenarios.
  • Added SHA256 file hash calculation to the agent log files.
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

 
Version 9.0.15.40 (Released January 16th, 2017)
Fixed
  • Eliminated Win 10 generated renewal messages prior to expiration.
  • Improved user experience on the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 2 release.
  • Update copyright date.

 
Version 9.0.14.58 (Released December 12th, 2016)
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.13.62 (Released October 31st, 2016)
Updated
  • Driver update for Windows 8 and Windows 10.

 
Version 9.0.13.50 (Released October 11th, 2016)
Improved
  • Hardened scheduled scans.
Fixed
  • BSOD with Microsoft wireless keyboards.
  • 4005 winlogon error.
  • Bug Fixes.

 
Version 9.0.12.52 (Released September 21st, 2016)
Fixed
  • Various bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.11.70 (Released August 15th, 2016)
Improved
  • Remove obsolete databases.
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.10.21 (Released July 19th, 2016)
Updated
  • Extend capability to rollout new features.

 
Version 9.0.10.19 (Released July 5th, 2016)
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes.

 
Version 9.0.10.17 (Released June 28th, 2016)
Updated
  • Harden uninstall routines.
  • Web Filtering is VM aware.

 
Version 9.0.10.10 (Released June 20th, 2016)
Updated
  • Enhancement to Threat Intelligence for Web Filtering.

 
Version 9.0.9.78 (Released June 1st, 2016)
Enhanced
  • Update reliability.
Fixed
  • Further scan engine improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.8.100 (Released May 10th, 2016)
Fixed
  • Further scan engine improvements and efficacy enhancements.
  • Bug Fixes

 
Version 9.0.8.80 (Released April 18th, 2016)
Enhanced
  • Implementation of Microsoft Windows 10 user experience requirements.

 
Version 9.0.8.72 (Released February 29th, 2016)
Fixed
  • Licensing issue.

 
Version 9.0.8.69 (Released February 24th, 2016)
Changed
  • To conform to Microsoft user experience requirements for Window 10.
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.7.46 (Released December 29th, 2015)
Fixed
  • Bug Fixes

 
Version 9.0.7.42 (Released December 14th, 2015)
Added
  • New method for differential feature activation.
  • UI enhancement for EULA reacceptance.
Improved
  • Provide relevant in product messaging after a license swap.
  • Hardened service start.
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.6.18 (Released November 18th, 2015)
Fixed
  • Scan engine improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.6.14 (Released November 2nd, 2015)
Improved
  • Hardened cloud communication.
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 9.0.5.8 (Released October 12th, 2015)
Updated
  • UEFI and Secure Boot Compatibility in Windows 10.
  • Ensure Edge stability with regards to WSA.

 
Version 9.0.4.7 (Released September 23rd, 2015)
Improved
  • Collect additional scan data.
  • Further scan engine improvements.
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.3.37 (Released September 9th, 2015)
Updated
  • Updated Web Filtering settings and block page.
Enhanced
  • UI enhancements.
Improved
  • Increased efficacy and stability.
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.2.21 (Released August 18th, 2015)
Enhancements
  • Additional support for Edge Browser.
  • Efficacy enhancements.
Fixed
  • Scan engine improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

 
Version 9.0.1.35 (Released July 22nd, 2015)
Updated
  • UI for installer screen.
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.


To be compatible with the release of Windows 10, we are releasing our SecureAnywhere 9.0 version. Should you be considering upgrading to Windows 10, we would strongly recommend updating your SecureAnywhere version to our 9.0 release if you do not have automatic updating in place. This will ensure that when Windows 10 is released on July 29th, your security will be compatible with the upgrade.
 
Version 9.0.0.64 (Released June 29th, 2015)
Implemented
  • Correct OS version reporting for Windows versions 8.1 and above.
  • Windows 10 compatibility.
Improved
  • Path normalization for Internet Explorer cache paths.
  • Further scan engine improvements.
  • Aligned agent states.
Fixed
  • Bug fixes.

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Version 8.0.8.88 (Released May 4th, 2015)
Updated
  • Modified state and messaging for expiring business PC endpoints.
Fixed
  • Fixed crash with Windows 10.

 
Version 8.0.8.76 (Released April 6th, 2015)
Improved
  • Session Management.

 
Version 8.0.8.53 (Released March 23rd, 2015)
Updated
  • Simplified and automated the process to switch from one specific build to another.
  • Enabled Suppression of certain tray messages once the message is acknowledged (closed or button pressed).
Enhanced
  • Protection Messaging.
  • Cloud detection logic.
  • Detection and remediation of malware running in memory.

 
Version 8.0.7.33 (Released March 3rd, 2015)
Fixed
  • Harden rollback routines.

 
Version 8.0.7.28 (Released February 18th, 2015)
Improved
  • Hardened settings persistence.
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.7.26 (Released January 31st, 2015)
Added
  • Additional PE data points.
  • Streamlined build configurations for specific partners.
Updated
  • System Analyzer for Business.
  • Copyright date in UI.
  • Further scan engine improvements.
Fixed
  • Scan issue over very large files.
  • Issue with URL handling in Chrome.

 
Version 8.0.6.44 (Released January 7th, 2015)
Fixed
  • UI bug.

 
Version 8.0.6.28 (Released December 9th, 2014)
Enhanced
  • Journaling and rollback for very large change journals.
  • Console data set.
Added
  • Support for new web filtering rollout.
Fixed
  • Conflict with Kaseya remote keyboard.
Improved
  • LSP chain repair during remediation.
Updated
  • User Interface for tray messages.
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.5.111 (Released November 21st, 2014)
Resolved
  • Uninstall issue on XP and Vista 32 bit systems.
Improved
  • Compatibility with 64 bit Internet Explorer on Windows 8 systems.

 
Version 8.0.5.109 (Released November 19th, 2014)
Updated
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.5.107 (Released November 7th, 2014)
Improved
  • Further scan engine improvements.
  • Compatibility with Dropbox overlay icons.

 
Version 8.0.4.131 (Released September 26th, 2014)
Updated
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.4.123 (Released September 1st, 2014)
Fixed
  • False positive on Kaspersky Internet Security 2015.

 
Version 8.0.4.115 (Released August 6th, 2014)
Fixed
  • Issues with scans not starting.
  • Temp folder being deleted by System Optimizer.
  • Novell NSS shares scanning.
Updated
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.4.104 (Released July 14th, 2014)
Fixed
  • Compatibility issues.
Added
  • Proxy bypass key functionality.
  • Active threat registry key.

 
Version 8.0.4.84 (Released June 11th, 2014)
Improved
  • Modified time display to allow for renewal processing.
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.4.73 (Released June 5th, 2014)
Improved
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.4.70 (Released April 11th, 2014)
Fixed
  • Scanning over certain network configurations.
  • Hardware compatibility with Dell Vostro.

 
Version 8.0.4.68 (Released March 25th, 2014)
Added
  • Logic to allow Chrome components’ recent updates.
Improved
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.4.66 (Released March 6th, 2014)
Improved
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.4.63 (Released February 21st, 2014)
Improved
  • Further scan engine improvements.

 
Version 8.0.4.61 (Released February 21st, 2014)
Fixed
  • Compatibility with Hyland Software applications.
  • Compatibility with some instances of Google Chrome.
  • Warning about some Citrix components
Improved
  • Stability when analyzing system changes.
  • Text layout for some localized environments.
  • Proactive Cryptolocker blocking

 
Version 8.0.4.57 (Released February 13th, 2014)
Fixed
  • Minor UI issues with Backup & Sync.
  • Handling deactivate commands from the console.
Improved
  • Scanning folders on network drives.
  • Detection for the Expiro virus.
  • Compatibility with AdBlock.
  • Locking keycode changes when centrally managed.
  • Generic blocking of threats like Cryptolocker.

 
Version 8.0.4.46 (Released January 14th, 2014)
Fixed
  • Delaying the system shutdown on Windows Server 2003.
  • Installing the agent when no user is logged in.
  • Reduced the CPU impact of file infector scanning
Improved
  • Protection against untrusted BHOs.
  • Protection against Cryptolocker.
  • Generic protection against threats attempting to steal user information.

 
Version 8.0.4.42 (Released December 3rd, 2013)
Fixed
  • Updating the language file.
  • Password management support in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Executing new agent commands sent from Management Console.
Improved
  • CPU usage is reduced during scans.
  • Registry reading performance when under high contention.
  • Detection of script viruses.
  • Speed of uninstallation.
Implemented
  • Automatic cleanup of old rollback data.
  • Days remaining under My Account are hidden when the keycode is hidden.

 
Version 8.0.4.24 (Released October 30th, 2013)
Fixed
  • The login screen now shows if the user is deactivated in Backup & Sync.
  • Backup settings are retained when logging in as a different user.
  • Compatibility with MalwareBytes AntiExploit.
  • Minor graphical fixes.
Added
  • Hardened the scan progress against active rootkits.
  • Hijacked desktop backgrounds are now reset automatically on Windows XP after the cleanup completes.
  • Detection for a new set of VBScript threats.
Improved
  • Scanning of locked files.
  • Cleanup of active threats to avoid reboots.
Changed
  • “Support/Community” to “Help and Support” for localized languages.

 
Version 8.0.4.17 (Released October 3rd, 2013)
Implemented
  • More than 4,000 improvements throughout the product, significantly enhancing all areas of protection, usability, and the core functionality.
  • A fresh new UI which makes important features easily accessible.
  • New Realtime Anti-phishing which blocks phishing websites even if they are only seen by a single user.
  • New Webroot Infrared which blocks advanced persistent threats with a multi-layer defense engine.
  • Simplified configuration options across the product, making it easier to use and set up.
  • Automatic adaptive installation custom tailoring Webroot to your system as it installs.
  • Improved malware cleanup and detection throughout the product.
  • Lighter footprint, reducing memory, CPU, and disk resource requirements.
Added
  • Proxy configuration options pre-install.
  • Context sensitive help throughout the UI.
  • Handling for PUAs.
  • Access to Backup & Sync from within Windows Explorer.
  • Compatibility with Windows 8.1.
Fixed
  • Compatibility with other security solutions and third party products.
  • UI performance on lower end graphics cards.

 
Version 8.0.3.3 (Released Sept 24th, 2013)
Updated
  • Updated build number to allow compatibility with Windows 8.1. No other changes.

 
Version 8.0.2.174 (Released August 27th, 2013)
Improved
  • Stability on Windows 8.1
  • Compatibility with receiving network data on Windows 8
  • Compatibility with some foreign keystrokes
  • Compatibility with certain keyboard configurations
  • Compatibility with AuthenTec fingerprint sensors
Fixed
  • Disabling Novell authentication packages during malware cleanup
Added
  • Extended blocking of Shell registry changes to HKU keys

 
Version 8.0.2.167 (Released July 31st, 2013)
Fixed
  • Potentially dropping the first keystroke on localized platforms.
  • A crash when prompting for an email address on installation on localized OSs.
  • Compatibility with Google Chrome’s nacl64.exe.
  • General RealTime Shield functionality
  • Compatibility with the new version of ExploitShield, now part of MalwareBytes.

 
Version 8.0.2.155 (Released June 18th, 2013)
Improved
  • Performance when installed alongside Citrix environments.
Added
  • Central management for controlling System Cleaner settings and controls in the online management console.
  • Heuristics to detect a new AutoCAD virus.
Fixed
  • Compatibility issues with proxy settings during and after installation.
  • Incompatibility with ESET’s self-protection on Windows 8.
  • Processing detection configuration option when program launches.
  • EICAR is now submitted as an executable file to be displayed within the console
 
 
Version 8.0.2.147 (Released May 28th, 2013)
Fixed
  • Checking proxy settings when automatically installing on localized OS

 
Version 8.0.2.145 (Released May 15th, 2013)
Improved
  • Compatibility with F5 VPN
  • Application performance on XenApp servers
  • Handling of proxy configuration
  • Compatibility with DiskDirector
  • Malware cleanup of registry threats
  • System Analyzer malware detection
  • Support for virtual machines and cloned environments
Fixed
  • Removing some detected components of malware on reboot
  • Updating protection statistic values on XP in SME
  • Network-level compatibility on terminal servers
  • Compatibility with Kaseya Agent Internet Access Protection Extension
  • Triggering of multiple scheduled scans
  • Browser compatibility with Sandboxie 4.1 beta
  • Instability in certain SME environments
Added
  • Automatic proxy detection for SME

 
Version 8.0.2.127 (Released March 27th, 2013)
Improved
  • Agent shutdown speed
  • Behavior logging in Windows Event Logs
  • Kernel keylogger protection
  • Migration process for Prevx users to SecureAnywhere
Added
  • A registry value of type DWORD named NoStatistics under HKCU\Software\WRData which, when set to 1, disables the behavior statistics on the status screen
Fixed
  • An issue with changed settings and local database data on shutdown
  • Compatibility with Jeeves GARP software
  • Identifying cloud managed configuration settings
Other
  • Minor UI changes

 
Version 8.0.2.118 (Released February 26th, 2013)
Improved
  • Performance on Windows XP
  • General System Cleaner functionality
  • General System Analyzer functionality
  • General RealTime Shield functionality
  • In-product messaging regarding Backup & Sync
Added
  • Agent checks for updates when no user is logged in
Other Changes
  • Minor UI modifications
 


WEB CONSOLE VERSION 2.0.0.20 - RELEASED FEBRUARY 15, 2013

The latest Web Console update includes a few new features which are detailed below.

NEW – Agent Commands
 
You can now send Agent Commands from your console to an installed agent.  To do so, log in to the management website and click PC Security, then click the desired PC.  A dialog opens that provides license information and the status of previous scans on this device. To issue a command to that PC, click Commands, then select a command.



You can view a history of commands to that PC by clicking Sent Commands.

Note: The option to Deactivate a PC, formerly under Advanced Options, is now included under Commands.  You will still be prompted to confirm any deactivation.


UPDATED – Add A Keycode
 
When adding a new keycode to an existing console, you will now be prompted to set permissions, when applicable.  To add a keycode, log in to the management website and open the drop-down menu under your email address and click Manage Keycodes.  Click Add Product Keycode.  After adding the desired keycode, if applicable, you may be prompted to manually add permissions for the new keycode.



 

 
Version 8.0.2.109 (Released February 13th, 2013)
Improved
  • Compatibility with new Windows XP Updates

 
Version 8.0.2.105 (Released February 12th, 2013)
Improved
  • Backup & Sync behavior
  • Cleanup of ZeroAccess
  • Compatibility with the following 3rd party applications:
     
    • Adguard Ads Blocker
    • CycleServer
    • Google Video Chat
    • Instant Text 7 Pro
    • Keyboard Express
    • OmniPass password management software
    • RoboForm2Go
    • ShortKeys
       
  • General compatibility with hotkey applications
  • Identity Shield behavior
  • Keylogging protection
  • Padlock icon behavior
  • Scan functionality
  • Scan reporting
Fixed
  • Issue using Alt+D in Opera with the Identity Shield enabled
  • Keystroke entry issues on some localized keyboards
Other
  •  Minor UI updates

 
Version 8.0.2.96 (Released December 19th, 2012)
Improved
  • System performance and reduced the background overhead of SecureAnywhere
Fixed
  • Issue with unnecessary Firewall prompts

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.93 (Released December 18th, 2012)
Improved
  • Identity Protection compatibility with Firefox
  • Keylogger protection on Windows 8
  • Scan functionality
Fixed
  • Compatibility with Google Toolbar
  • System Cleaner issue with Pegasus Email configuration files
  • Issue with "Scan with Webroot" and "Permanently Erase with Webroot" context menu options
Other Changes
  • Changed Identity Shield padlock back to yellow for visual impairment compliance. Webroot still protects HTTP sites as well as HTTPS

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.85 (Released December 15th, 2012)
Fixed
  • Issue regarding Identity Protection and AOL browser software

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.79 (Released December 13th, 2012)
Added
  • Additional logic to address Zero Day threats
  • Further CAPTCHA logic
  • Tray icon right-click option to Control Active Processes (Consumer edition only)
Improved
  • Backup & Sync functionality
  • Filename normalization
  • Handling of active threats
  • Handling of applications running from servers
  • Handling of DLL scanning on network shares
  • Identity Shield functionality
  • Installation functionality
  • Protection against information stealing threats
  • Protection against malicious BHOs injected into the browser
  • Recycle Bin name resolving
  • Scan functionality 
Fixed
  • Login issue on Windows 8 systems
  • Firefox support in Windows 8 with Identity Shield
  • Handling user account switching
  • Update handling
Other Changes
  • Changed Identity Shield padlock to green
    Webroot now protects HTTP sites as well as HTTPS
  • Minor UI changes

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.66 (Released December 8th, 2012)
Added
  • Minor internal changes

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.43 (Released November 10th, 2012)
Improved
  • Compatibility with WildTangent games
  • Firewall functionality on Windows 8
  • Handling of registry keys during malware cleanup
  • Program update process
Added
  • Enhanced license check functionality
Fixed
  • A stray crash related to Backup & Sync feature
  • Pre-install proxy support
  • Minor bug fixes for user interface

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.37 (Released November 1st, 2012)
Improved
  • Password Management installation process
  • System Cleaner functionality
  • Backup & Sync functionality
  • Windows 8 compatibility
  • Status reporting
Added
  • Functionality for upcoming release of Password Management toolbar in Google Chrome
Fixed
  • Issue with Backup & Sync overlay icons
  • Stray crash involving System Analyzer

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.27 (Released October 11th, 2012)
Added
  • Minor UI improvements
     
  • Enabled new Backup & Sync capability in agent so it is available as accounts are transitioned to this solution over the next several weeks.

    To learn more about the new Backup & Sync, click here.

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.20 (Released October 7th, 2012)
Added
  • Additional license logic around Identity Shield and Firewall capabilities
Improved
  • Antimalware engine improvements to block remote code exploits
  • Desktop shortcut creation
  • Functionality on Japanese operating systems
  • Handling of digital certificates
  • Handling of terminated scans
  • Installation experience on localized operating systems
  • Internal security on localized operating systems
  • Reduced UI overhead on slower processors
  • Resolving of cache paths
  • Subscription handling on Windows 8
  • System Analyzer functionality
  • System Cleaner functionality
  • Trial build installation experience
Fixed
  • Issue handling Complete edition license keys
  • Issue in which some shields were disabled due to configuration in Web Console

 
[PC] Version 8.0.2.14 (Released September 23rd, 2012)
Added
  • More than 6,000 changes across the product
  • New user experience, scan screens, and pre-install process
  • New trial license key procedure
  • Full language support
  • System Analyzer (Complete Edition Only)
  • Right-click file erasing in Windows Explorer
  • More granular control over system cleaner scheduling
  • Zero Day Shield, USB Shield, and Offline Shield for additional layered protection
Improved
  • Dramatically reduced system performance overhead
  • Significant efficacy improvements
  • Significant cleanup improvements throughout
  • Windows 8 Support
  • Compatibility with other security solutions
  • Chrome Support
  • System Cleaner strength and identified applications
  • Infected system file repair
  • Terminal Server support
  • Ease of use and simplified configuration options
Fixed
  • Several fixes from customer reports
  • Improved stability overall

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.233 (Released August 27th, 2012)
Improved
  • Further scan engine improvements

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.231 (Released August 24th, 2012)
Improved
  • Numerous scan engine improvements

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.229 (Released August 18th, 2012)
Improved
  • Compatibility with:
     
    • Avast
    • XChat
    • UltraMon
    • ConstantGuard ID Vault
    • Watchdog
    • Synaptics PS2 keyboard drivers
       
  • Multiple performance enhancements, including:
     
    • Reduced CPU load with numerous instances of Chrome
    • Reduced background CPU usage during scan
    • Uninstall process and performance enhancement
    • CPU usage when on the status screen
    • Reduced overhead of background threads while idle
    • Keyboard responsiveness with Identity Shield
    • (Business edition only) Increased server process shutdown speed
       
  • Significant threat detection and remediation enhancements, including:
     
    • CLSID cleanup
    • Kernel rootkit removal
    • Heuristic blocking of files with appended data
       
  • Context menu scans now support a significantly larger number of files
  • Windows 8 kernel support
  • Change journal support on 64-bit OS's
  • Exception tracking logic
  • Web Threat Shield blocking behavior
  • Updating from a previous version
  • Updated install and update process to prevent invalid paths
  • Reliability of status screen updates
Added
  • New language support for:
     
    • Traditional Chinese
       
  • System Cleaner cleanup for Chrome
  • Scheduling for System Cleaner
  • System cleanup of Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 most recently used files list
  • New threat detections:
     
    • M0rpheus
    • Zeus Trojan
    • General malicious services
       
  • Enhanced zero-day threat prevention and warnings
  • Cleanup of .exe subkeys
  • Additional logging of active processes
  • Help and Support link in tray options
  • Desktop shortcut after install
  • (Business edition only) Logging when agent command scans are run
Fixed
  • Simultaneous initial scans
  • Caps Lock unexpected behavior on secure sites
  • Last scan display discrepancies
  • Context menu scans failure
  • Scheduled scan on boot up
  • (Business edition only) Handling of Account Management Website activation
  • Correct completion of active scans
  • Duplicate uninstall links
  • Identifying host file modifications
  • Scanning of some corrupt files
  • Duplicate prompts for untrusted program execution
  • Premature scan completion
  • Not scanning on battery power
Other changes
  • Major UI enhancements
  • Changed international product names to prevent language confusion
  • Help question mark in upper-right corner of UI now opens support web page
  • (Business edition only) User response option removed for firewall prompts in centrally managed environment

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.203 (Released June 30th, 2012)
Improved
  • General browser compatibility, including:
     
    • Internet Explorer 10
    • Firefox 14 Beta 7
    • Opera
       
  • Windows 8 compatibility
  • Compatibility with Razer keyboards
  • Scheduled scan behavior
  • Parsing of some BIOS structures
  • Performance during shutdown
  • Updates via proxy connection
  • Increased the space available for Sync filenames
  • Various Identity Shield improvements
  • Keylogger protection
  • Cleanup of registry keys
  • Right-click scanner function
  • Reliability in monitoring devices
  • In-memory cleanup of active scripts
  • (Business edition only) Agent command processing
  • (Business edition only) Support of terminal servers
Added
  • Support for Turkish OS
  • Repair logic for certain CLSIDs
  • Cleanup for additional leftover BHO keys
  • Generic removal of malicious scripts
  • Detection logic for malicious scheduled tasks
  • General support for command line scanning
Fixed
  • Compatibility with Avast's page protection
  • Java/Flash support in Opera 12
Other changes
  • Minor UI modifications

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.193 (Released June 6th, 2012)
Improved
  • Context menu scanning
  • Cleanup of various items, including firewall settings, authorized applications, and TCP/IP parameters
  • License check functionality
  • Remediation of malicious browser hijacks
  • Rootkit cleanup logic
  • Handling of registry keys and values
  • Handling of invalid fonts on XP Embedded
  • Update handling
  • (Business edition only) Better performance on servers
  • (Business edition only) Agent Command overrides on protected applications
Added
  • Limitations to file upload sizes for Backup & Sync
  • Repair of infected keyboard class values, phishing filter settings, and proxy settings
  • Prompts for HOSTS file modification
  • Parsing of scheduled task parameters
  • Ability to poll via command line
Fixed
  • Minor UI modifications
  • Protected application handling
  • Compatibility with the Safari database application
  • Search results annotations when certain proxies are in use
Other changes
  • Implemented significant new "clone mode" logic for handling virtual machines or duplicated hardware

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.184 (Released May 16th, 2012)
Added
  • Foreign language support. The following 11 languages are now supported:
     
    • English
    • Japanese
    • German
    • Dutch
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • Chinese (Traditional & Simplified)
    • Korean

    At this time, this only pertains to the agent and parts of the online account. Backup & Sync and Password Management are currently only available in English and Japanese.

    Language selection is made at the time of installation. To change languages, you must uninstall and reinstall SecureAnywhere.
Fixed
  • Keystroke entry issues with Everquest
  • Compatibility with nProtect GameGuard

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.177 (Released May 6th, 2012)
Improved
  • Handling of shortcuts
  • Handling of CLSID subkeys
  • Handling of archives during scans
  • Compatibility with JAWS Screen Reader
  • Compatibility with keyboard device interactions
  • Logging reliability related to malicious web resources and other logging functions
Fixed
  • A rare crash when plugging in a USB keyboard
  • Rendering problems caused by missing core system fonts
Other changes
  • Minor UI modifications
  • Continued internal work on multi-language support, including installation functions, dispatching web help, etc.
  • For Endpoint Protection, centrally managed end-users may no longer change System Cleaner configuration

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.173 (Released April 23rd, 2012)
Improved
  • Handling of cases where Webroot 7.0 software blocks SecureAnywhere
  • Handling of partial/incomplete installations
  • Handling for systems with very high active process ID indexes on installation
  • Handling cleanup on certain HKCU keys
  • Handling 32-bit shell image overlay identifiers
  • Handling of TFS when keyboard filter is in effect
  • Cleanup handling and logic covering several system locations
  • Compatibility with legacy Elantech drivers
  • Compatibility with PhotoDex
  • Identification of certain system aspects on RAID controllers
  • System tertiary repair logic
  • Threat cleanup in certain cases
  • Agent information for specific Best Buy cases
  • Detection of unusual configuration settings
  • Accuracy identifying Safari as the web browser
  • Repair of threat-damaged system policies
  • Anti-keylogging performance
  • Spot obfuscation of registry entries
  • Malwarebytes scan speeds when SecureAnywhere is installed
  • Cleanup of Firewall's Open Ports information
  • CPU use when scanning in the background (reduced)
  • Frequency of Sync login attempts (reduced)
  • Browser RAM use when it is active for an extended period of time (significantly reduced)
  • Messaging regarding reboot into Safe Mode to assist non-administrative users
Added
  • Threat cleanup logic around more system-essential files
  • Cleanup for more history locations
  • Cleanup capability for non-standard IE Cache directories
  • Numerous additional cleanup options for system cleaner
  • Automatic correction of invalid configuration profiles
  • Extra local detections for some specific exploit avenues to improve security
  • Support for several kinds of credit card scanners (as input devices)
  • Support for unicode IPM messages
  • Extra diagnostic information to scan logs
  • Filenames to certain logging actions to avoid translating from MD5
  • Several extra cloud functions for the Business version
  • Automatic handling/repair for cases where Windows gets accidentally or maliciously set to treat SecureAnywhere incorrectly
Fixed
  • A stray crash in the Sync system
  • Issues that occurred when shutting down or uninstalling the agent too soon after installing it
  • A slow-down issue related to Chrome and WSA interaction over an extended period of time
  • Some issues related to PID reuse
  • Issues with WebDrive
  • A logic issue that could cause multiple update packages to download and start simultaneously
  • A rare issue when loading configuration profiles
  • An issue that caused the agent to constantly restart and prompt for UAC access
  • A small problem with showing the Main UI correctly related to UAC
Other changes
  • Keylogger protection is now fully disabled when Identity Shield is off
  • Limited User accounts may now make changes to their own system cleaner settings
  • Invite-Only beta testers now receive their correct beta information
  • Tertiary temporary files cleaned up as part of threat removal on the initial scan are no longer sent to Quarantine

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.165 (Released April 3rd, 2012)
Improved
  • Handling in some situations that can be caused by overzealous security software and infections
  • Performance accessing NAS drives
  • Business Agent improvements
  • System service behavior on Windows XP Embedded
  • Behavior in cases where certain OS functions are missing
Added
  • Clarification for cases where the user needs to reboot into Safe Mode with Networking rather than just Safe Mode
Fixed
  • Compatibility with Shadow Defender
  • A general issue accessing network shares
  • Storing the last scan start time
  • An issue with some corrupt file operations
  • A rare issue caused by changing proxy settings
  • An issue handling some stray file read operations
  • Some failover handling when things are broken
Other changes
  • Changed "Shut down Webroot" to "Shut down Webroot Protection" to improve clarity
  • Logs are flushed immediately in some cases for support enhancement

 
[PC] Version 8.0.1.161 (Released March 27th, 2012)
Improved
  • Cleaning of root files
  • IE cookie cleaning within Microsoft limitations
  • Handling of system file journaling
  • MBR-Scanning on Windows SBS 2011
  • Self-protection capabilities
  • Self-healing capabilities
  • Cleanup of Run/Search data in System Cleaner
  • Cleanup reliability in odd cases
  • Numerous Cleanup improvements, especially related to system files and rootkits
  • Numerous Windows 8 improvements
  • Numerous substantial Enterprise Agent improvements and additional capabilities
  • Compatibility with numerous applications
Added
  • Logic to avoid IE alerts if the cleanup is interrupted
  • Logging of specific process names when an active file infector is found
Fixed
  • Properly back out the installation if installed silently to an unsupported OS
  • An over-protective situation in the Identity Shield adding odd apps as protected
  • A cosmetic issue with On-Upgrade introduction text
  • An issue if the agent tries to journal itself
  • An issue with ADS streams and Spool drivers
  • An issue which caused the OS to display error messages when opening HTML pages with SecureAnywhere installed
  • Worked around issues with some outdated/damaged ASUS drivers
  • An issue that delayed the shutdown of the agent (This corrects numerous symptoms)
  • Rectified false positive detection of Panda AV
Other changes
  • Kill Sync process if it gets abandoned to prevent zombie processes
  • Applied a workaround to Sync causing the OS to deadlock
  • No longer occasionally ask the user to create their account if an associated account already exists
  • Avoid archive bombs


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