Saturday, March 28, 2015

Does a Webroot detection always add to the threat quarantine list?


Last night I left on a Dell XPS Windows 7 laptop, and early this morning I found it locked with a red mark over the Webroot Securet Anywhere notification icon.  I ran the scan (22 minutes) and it found no infection, so it must have cleared it.

  
But it did not identify any new items to quarantine (three were there) that weren’t already in its list (as explained here ).  That is, it did not find a new threat to add to the list.
  
Comcast XFinity hiccoughed over the night, and the router also had to be restarted.  I wonder if somehow Webroot interpreted that as a threat.  Is there such a thing as a DOS attack on a home router?  

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