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Setting basic configuration

You can change the behavior of the program in the Basic Configuration settings.

To change Basic Configuration settings:

  1. Open the main interface.

  2. At the bottom left, click Settings.


    The Settings dialog opens to Basic Configuration.


  3. To change a setting, select its checkbox to disable it (uncheck the box) or activate it (check the box). When you're done, click Save All.

    The settings are described in the table below.

Basic Configuration settings

Show a Webroot shortcut on the desktop

Provides quick, double-click access to the main interface by placing the shortcut icon on your desktop.

Show a system tray icon

Provides quick access to Webroot SecureAnywhere functions by placing the Webroot icon on your desktop:


You can double-click the icon to open the main interface or right-click to open a menu of common functions, like scanning.

Show a splash screen on bootup

Opens the Webroot splash screen on system startup, which lets you know that the program is running and protecting your computer.

Show Webroot in the Start Menu

Lists Webroot SecureAnywhere in the Windows Startup menu items.

Show Webroot in Add/Remove Programs

Lists Webroot SecureAnywhere in the Windows Add/Remove Programs panel.

Show Webroot in Windows Security Center

Lists Webroot SecureAnywhere in the Windows Security Center, under Virus Protection information.

Hide the Webroot license keycode on-screen

Blocks your license keycode from displaying on the My Account panel.

Automatically download and apply updates

Downloads product updates automatically without alerting you.

Operate background functions using fewer CPU resources

Saves CPU resources by running non-scan related functions in the background.

Favor low disk usage over verbose logging (fewer details stored in logs)

Saves disk resources by saving only the last four log items.

Lower resource usage when intensive applications or games are detected

Suppresses Webroot SecureAnywhere functions while you are gaming, watching videos, or using other intensive applications.

Allow Webroot to be shut down manually

Displays a Shutdown command in the system tray menu. If you deselect this option, the Shutdown command is removed from the menu.

Force non-critical notifications into the background

Suppresses information-only messages from appearing in the system tray.

Fade out warning messages automatically

Closes warning dialogs in the system tray after a few seconds. If you disable this option, you must manually click on a message to close it.

Store Execution History details

Stores data for the Execution History logs, available under Reports.