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Should I remove Webroot Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,902
United States Rank #9,136
Reach 0.0134%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.06 days
739.24 days >
Average installed length: 388.42 days


VersionDistribution 2.26% 4.15% 1.89% 25.66% 3.02% 7.55% 1.51% 1.13% 0.38% 14.72% 6.04% 7.55% 6.79% 1.89% 4.91% 2.64% 6.79%

Webroot Software


Webroot Software is a program developed by Webroot. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is WRTray.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.97 MB of memory. The software installer includes 69 files and is usually about 182.29 MB (191,145,374 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 94% of users of Webroot Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.webroot.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{CB7DC039-811E-4CD1-81CD-8AD0EF4B8CBA}\WRInstall.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 182.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Webroot Software

Program executable:WRTray.exe
Name:Webroot Security Tray Application
Signed by:Webroot Software
Path:C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Install\Framework\WRTray.exe
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Additional files:
  • WRTray.exe - Webroot Security Tray Application (WRTray)
  • wsainstall.exe - Webroot SecureAnywhere
  • antimalwareInstall.exe - AntiMalware Plugin (AntiMalware Plugin Setup)
  • WRConsumerServicePS.dll - Webroot Security (WRConsumerServicePS)
  • WRCtxMenu.dll - Context Menu DLL (Webroot Context Menu Management)
  • WRCtxMenux64.dll
  • WRInstallProgressHelper.dll - WRInstallProgressHelper
  • SyncInstall.exe - Sync Plugin (Sync Plugin Setup)
  • WRConsumerService.exe - Spy Sweeper (WRConsumerService)
  • WRFrameR.dll - WRFrame Resource

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WRTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F13BEA98-F848-4F69-9ECA-840A00FE4E4C}' (runs on registration).
  • WRConsumerService.exe runs as a service named 'Webroot Client Service' (WRConsumerService) "This service provides system level operations for the Webroot Client.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WRTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WebrootTrayApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000286835%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002372%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000497%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:96,619
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Webroot Software?

You can uninstall Webroot Software 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Webroot Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.74%
Windows Vista 14.34%
Windows XP 5.28%
Windows 10 2.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.28%
Windows 7 Professional 2.26%
Windows 7 Starter 1.51%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.21%
  United Kingdom 2.23%
  Canada 1.11%
  Mexico 0.89%
  Japan 0.45%
  Israel 0.22%
  PW 0.22%
  Brazil 0.22%
  MK 0.22%
  Poland 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.10%
Toshiba 20.48%
Dell 12.86%
Acer 10.95%
ASUS 8.10%
Samsung 5.24%
Sony 1.43%
Sahara 1.43%
Gateway 1.43%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.26%
ASUSTeK K52F 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.16%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.16%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.63%


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