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25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #862
United States Rank #301
Reach 0.9279%
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 251.74 days


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128 versions

Webroot SecureAnywhere

What is Webroot SecureAnywhere?  (from Webroot)

Webroot SecureAnywhere uses a radically new cloud-based approach to online security that protects you against the latest threats as soon as they emerge. And it does so at blazing fast speeds, typically taking two minutes or less after the initial scan of your PC. It also backs up your files and blocks dangerous web lin...  Read more


Webroot SecureAnywhere is a software program developed by Webroot. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is wrsa.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 83.92 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 154 files and is usually about 710.41 KB (727,456 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 92% of users of Webroot SecureAnywhere come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-secureanywhere-complete.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Webroot\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 710.41 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Webroot SecureAnywhere

Program executable:wrsa.exe
Name:Webroot SecureAnywhere
Signed by:Webroot Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\webroot\wrsa.exe
(From the publisher) “You need the best protection against viruses, spyware and malware. That's why we've improved the protection found in Spy Sweeper and created Webroot® SecureAnywhereâ„¢ AntiVirus, giving you online protection that's faster,...”
Additional files:
  • wsainstall.exe - Webroot SecureAnywhere
  • wrflt.dll - Webroot SecureAnywhere Browser Extension
  • wrflt_OLD.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • wrflt.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Webroot Filtering Extension' with the class of {C9C42510-9B41-42c1-9DCD-7282A2D07C61}.
  • wrflt_OLD.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Webroot Filtering Extension' with the class of {C9C42510-9B41-42c1-9DCD-7282A2D07C61}.
Scheduled Task
  • WRSA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA7B5DEB-A05B-42C1-BC9F-8C5340CA09CA}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • WRSA.exe runs as a service named 'WRSVC' (WRSVC) "Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus v9.0.8.69".
  • WRSA(580).exe runs as a service named 'WRSVC' (WRSVC) "Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus v8.0.4.66".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • WRSA.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WRSVC' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe" -ul.
  • WRSA(580).exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WRSVC' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe" -ul.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WRSA.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:83.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002643659%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010346%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016091%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,128,122
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.9 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:27.06 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Webroot SecureAnywhere?

Quickly and completely remove Webroot SecureAnywhere from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Webroot SecureAnywhere, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Webroot SecureAnywhere.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Webroot SecureAnywhere you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.47%
Windows 7 41.60%
Windows Vista 5.63%
Windows XP 2.22%
Windows 8.1 0.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.72%
Windows 8.1 27.65%
Windows 10 Home 11.18%
Windows 7 Professional 6.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.79%
Windows 8 4.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.48%
  Canada 1.27%
  United Kingdom 0.99%
  South Africa 0.61%
  Australia 0.55%
  Turkey 0.43%
  Mexico 0.23%
  Italy 0.16%
  Argentina 0.15%
  Japan 0.15%
  India 0.15%
  Germany 0.14%
  Brazil 0.12%
  France 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.82%
Dell 21.81%
Toshiba 13.12%
ASUS 9.96%
Acer 8.00%
Lenovo 7.18%
Samsung 3.28%
Intel 0.52%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.37%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%


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