Q&A Are Webroot and VoodooShield compatible? Which to install first?

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  1. blueblackwow65

    blueblackwow65 Level 11

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    Hi anyone know if Webroot and the latest voodooshield are compatible and if it matters which is installed first? Thks I already have voodooshield installed.
     
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  2. Rengar

    Rengar Level 14

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    Voodooshield is suppose to run alongside with your antivirus. Its better to install Webroot and then VS.
     
  3. Wave

    Wave Guest

    Temporarily disable it, then install your primary Anti-Virus solution, and then re-enable VoodoShield. Problem solved.
     
  4. davisd

    davisd Level 9

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    Webroot and VS should work very well alongside each other, it's strong and lightweight combo, its just an users preference which AV to compliment VoodooShield with, if any. I would as well recommend installing VS first, then adding Webroot.
     
  5. RoboMan

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    Just in case add VoodooShield.exe and VoodooShieldService.exe into Webroot's exclusions.
     
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  6. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    if you download a brand new beta version of voodooshield, then webroot might detect it. But if you stick with the standard version, you should not have a problem.
     
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  7. Wave

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    I don't think it'd be necessary since VoodoShield does nothing shady like some security products do; it just has a device driver loaded for a kernel-mode callback and upon new execution attempts it sends the info to the service (.NET Framework) to do the scanning and then sends info back. Nothing shady or rootkit-like, such as API hooking and injection.

    But good idea to white list if any problems occur anyway. Since VDS is signed, I'd imagine the vendors would have had whitelisted the publisher. :)
     
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  8. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    good point, voodoo started signing all releases, so that helps
     
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  9. Wave

    Wave Guest

    Well they required a digital signature anyway for the device driver on x64 systems.
     
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  10. Umbra

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    I use them both before, WSA first , VS second.
     
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  11. blueblackwow65

    blueblackwow65 Level 11

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    Ok I already had VS installed so I installed WSA after ,i'll see how it goes .Thks seems some say WSA first and others say VS first ..
     
  12. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
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    Unluckily, i talk from experience, since i had to whitelist it from Emsisoft itself.
     
  13. blueblackwow65

    blueblackwow65 Level 11

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    Wonder how comodo firewall would do with WSA instead of VS? I find VS slows my browsing and some other things when on desktop.
     
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