On occasion, you may need to access an endpoint to change settings in the SecureAnywhere interface. This might be necessary if you assign an endpoint to the Unmanaged policy, which is not controlled through the Management Portal.


This topic contains the follow procedures and information:

  • Opening SecureAnywhere on Windows Computers                
  • Opening SecureAnywhere on Mac Computers                
  • Mac Webroot SecureAnywhere Menu                
  • Mac System Tools Drop-Down Menu                

Note: For complete instructions on using the SecureAnywhere interface on the endpoint, see the Webroot SecureAnywhere for PC User Guide. For Mac computers, see SecureAnywhere Mac User Guide.


Opening SecureAnywhere on Windows Computers


To open the SecureAnywhere main interface on a Windows Computer:

  1. From the endpoint,do one of the following:
    • Double-click the Webroot shortcut icon on the desktop.

    • Right-click the Webroot icon from the system tray menu, then select Open

      Note: If the system tray icon is hidden, open the Windows Start menu and select All Programs > Webroot SecureAnywhere > Webroot SecureAnywhere.

      The Overview window displays.

      Along the right side of the panel, the main interface includes navigation tabs.


      PC Security

      Run custom scans, change shield settings, and manage the quarantine.

      Identity & Privacy

      Protect sensitive data that may be exposed during online transactions.


      Use tools to manage processes and files, view reports, and submit a file to Webroot Support. Also use the System Optimizer to remove Internet browser activity and to remove temp files.

      My Account

      View SecureAnywhere account information and check for updates.


      Access customer support and the Webroot Community.


Opening SecureAnywhere on Mac Computers


To open the SecureAnywhere main interface on a Mac Computer:

  1. From the endpoint, do one of the following:
    • To display the main window, click the Webroot icon in the menu bar.

    • From the drop-down menu, select Open Webroot SecureAnywhere.

When your system is secure, the main window looks similar to the following example.

The Webroot interface changes colors to reflect your computer's protection status:

  • Green — Your Mac is secure.
  • Yellow — One or more potential risks require your attention.
  • Red — One or more critical items require your intervention.

Mac Webroot SecureAnywhere Menu

When the SecureAnywhere interface is active, the menu bar displays the SecureAnywhere options:

The following table describes the Webroot SecureAnywhere drop-down menu items on a Mac.


About SecureAnywhere

Displays the SecureAnywhere version number.


Allows you to change system preferences, scan schedules, and other settings.

My SecureAnywhere Account

Displays your keycode and other account details.

Check for Updates

Downloads and applies the latest program updates.

Hide Webroot SecureAnywhere

Hides the main window, but does not shut down SecureAnywhere protection. If you want to shut down protection, click the Webroot icon  in the menu bar and select Shut Down SecureAnywhere.

Mac System Tools Drop-Down Menu

The following table describes the System Tools drop-down menu items on a Mac.


System Control

Allows you to adjust the threat-detection settings for all programs and processes running on your Mac.


Allows you to save a scan log, which might be helpful if you are working with Webroot Support to determine the cause of a problem.

Submit a File

Allows you to send the file to Webroot for analysis. You might want to submit a file if you think it's causing problems or if you know it's safe and want it reclassified.

System Analyzer

Provides a simple utility for locating threats, security vulnerabilities, and other computer problems. The completed report recommends how to increase system performance, privacy, and protection.