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Using the main interface

The main interface provides access to all Webroot SecureAnywhere functions and settings. To open the main interface, right-click on the Webroot icon TrayClean.jpg from the system tray menu, then click View Status. (For Endpoint editions, click Open.) If you cannot locate the system tray icon, open the Windows Start menu, click All Programs (or Programs), Webroot SecureAnywhere, then Webroot SecureAnywhere again.

When you open the main interface, it displays the Overview panel. Depending on the edition you purchased (either AntiVirus, Essentials, Complete, or Endpoint Protection), some features may not appear.


On the left side of the panel, the main interface includes the following navigation buttons and links:

Navigation buttons and links


View your system status and manually scan your computer.

PC Security

Run custom scans, change shield settings, and manage the quarantine. (The AntiVirus edition does not include Firewall functions.)

Identity & Privacy

Protect sensitive data that may be exposed during your online transactions and automatically fill in user names and passwords.  
Note: The Identity shield is not available in the AntiVirus edition. Password Management is only available in the Complete edition.

Backup & Sync

Protect your files by uploading them to Webroot's online repository.  
Note: Backup & Sync is only available in the Essentials and Complete editions.

System Tools

Use tools to manage processes and files, view reports, and submit a file to Webroot Support.

Note: For all editions except AntiVirus, System Tools includes Cleanup functions for removing web browsing history and unnecessary files stored on your computer.

My Account

View your SecureAnywhere account information, check for updates, and renew or upgrade your subscription.


Set advanced configuration options, proxy server settings, scan and shield settings, heuristics, and access control.

Help and Support

Connect to Webroot SecureAnywhere support options, Help files, FAQs, and user guides.