How to Install Webroot on a Second Computer


Installing Webroot on a second computer allows you to extend the protection of this antivirus software. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to install Webroot on a second computer in a simple and easy-to-understand manner.

Step 1: Prepare for Installation

Prepare for Installation

Before you start the installation process, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for the installation:

1. Make sure you have a valid Webroot subscription. You can purchase a subscription from the official Webroot website or any authorized retailer.

2. Ensure that the second computer meets the minimum system requirements for running Webroot. These requirements can usually be found on the Webroot website or in the user manual.

3. Remove any existing antivirus software from the second computer. Running multiple antivirus programs simultaneously can cause conflicts and affect the performance of your computer.

Once you have completed these preparations, you are ready to proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Download the Webroot Installer

Download Webroot Installer

To install Webroot on your second computer, you first need to download the Webroot installer. Follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser on the second computer.

2. Go to the official Webroot website.

3. Sign in to your Webroot account using your email address and password.

4. Navigate to the “Download” or “Install” section of the website.

5. Click on the download link for the installer compatible with your operating system (Windows or Mac).

6. Save the installer file to a location on your computer that is easy to access, such as the desktop.

Step 3: Run the Webroot Installer

Run Webroot Installer

Once you have downloaded the Webroot installer, you can proceed to run the installer and begin the installation process:

1. Locate the downloaded installer file on your computer.

2. Double-click on the installer file to run it.

3. If prompted, confirm that you want to run the installer.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer to complete the installation process.

5. Enter your Webroot product key when prompted. This key is usually provided with the purchase of your Webroot subscription.

6. Wait for the installation to complete. This may take a few minutes depending on the speed of your computer and internet connection.

Step 4: Activate Webroot on the Second Computer

Activate Webroot on Second Computer

After the installation process is complete, you need to activate Webroot on your second computer:

1. Launch the Webroot application on your second computer.

2. Click on the “Activate” or “Enter Keycode” button.

3. Enter your Webroot product key when prompted.

4. Follow any additional on-screen instructions to activate your Webroot subscription.

5. Once the activation is complete, Webroot will update its virus definitions and perform a system scan to ensure your computer is protected.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and activated Webroot on your second computer. It is now ready to safeguard your system from various online threats.

By following these steps, you can effectively install Webroot on a second computer and provide comprehensive protection for all your devices. Remember to regularly update Webroot and perform system scans to keep your computer secure.

Step 1: Check System Requirements

Check System Requirements

Before proceeding with the installation, ensure that your second computer meets the minimum system requirements specified by Webroot.

In order to successfully install Webroot on your second computer, it is important to make sure that your system meets the necessary requirements. This will ensure that the antivirus software runs smoothly and effectively on your device. Here are the minimum system requirements you should check before starting the installation process:

Operating System: Webroot is compatible with various operating systems including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. Make sure that your second computer is running a supported operating system.

Processor: Check if your computer has a processor that meets the minimum requirements specified by Webroot. This information is usually available in the system settings or specifications of your computer.

RAM: Random Access Memory (RAM) is an essential component for running any software smoothly. Verify if your second computer has sufficient RAM to accommodate the installation and operation of Webroot. The recommended amount of RAM for optimal performance may vary depending on the specific version of Webroot you are installing.

Storage Space: Ensure that your computer has enough free disk space to store the Webroot antivirus software and any potential future updates. Check the specifications of your second computer or consult the user manual for information on available storage capacity.

Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is crucial for installing Webroot on your second computer. Make sure that you have a reliable internet connection before starting the installation process.

Other Software Compatibility: Verify if there are any conflicts between Webroot and other antivirus or security software that may already be installed on your second computer. It is recommended to uninstall any conflicting software or disable them temporarily during the installation process.

By taking the time to check these system requirements, you can ensure a smooth installation process and avoid any potential issues or compatibility conflicts. Once you have confirmed that your second computer meets all the necessary requirements, you can proceed with the installation process.

Step 2: Purchase and Download Webroot

purchase and download webroot

Now that you have decided to install Webroot on a second computer, the next step is to purchase and download the software from the official Webroot website. By following the simple instructions provided, you can have the software up and running in no time.

To begin the process, open your preferred web browser and navigate to the official Webroot website. Once there, you will likely see a prominent option to purchase the product. Click on that option to proceed.

The purchase page will provide you with different options, such as the number of devices you want to protect and the duration of your subscription. Carefully choose the option that suits your needs best and proceed to the checkout page.

At the checkout page, you will be required to enter your personal and payment information. Ensure that you provide accurate details to facilitate a smooth transaction. Once you have filled in all the necessary information, review your order one final time before completing the purchase.

After successfully completing the purchase, you will be redirected to a download page. Here, you will be provided with instructions on how to download the Webroot software onto your second computer. Follow these instructions carefully to avoid any potential issues during the installation process.

Typically, downloading the software involves clicking on a designated link or button that triggers the download. Once the download is initiated, you may be prompted to choose a location on your computer to save the installation file. Select a location that is easily accessible, such as your desktop, for convenience.

Depending on your internet connection speed, the download may take a few minutes. While it is in progress, avoid closing or interrupting the download to ensure the file is downloaded fully and without any errors.

Once the download is complete, locate the installation file on your computer. This can usually be found in the folder or location you selected during the download process. Double-click on the file to begin the installation.

A setup wizard will guide you through the installation process, providing step-by-step instructions. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure a successful installation. You may be prompted to agree to the software’s terms and conditions, as well as configure certain settings according to your preferences.

During the installation, Webroot may run a scan to check for any pre-existing threats on your computer. This is a necessary step to ensure the security of your system. Allow the scan to complete, as it may take some time depending on the size of your computer’s storage and the number of files to be scanned.

Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to activate your Webroot software. This involves entering the unique product key or activation code that was provided at the time of purchase. Carefully enter the key and follow any additional instructions to activate the software successfully.

Congratulations! You have successfully purchased and downloaded Webroot onto your second computer. Now you can enjoy the peace of mind and enhanced security that Webroot provides.

Step 3: Locate the Downloaded File

Locate the Downloaded File

Now that you have successfully downloaded the Webroot setup file on your second computer, it’s time to locate the file. This step will guide you through finding the downloaded file on your device.

Locating the downloaded file is essential as it is the initial step towards installing Webroot on your second computer. Follow the instructions below to complete this step:


Open the file explorer on your second computer. This can usually be done by clicking on the folder icon in the taskbar or by pressing the Windows key + E on your keyboard.


In the file explorer, navigate to the default download location on your computer. By default, most web browsers save downloaded files in the “Downloads” folder. However, if you’ve chosen a different location to save your downloads, navigate to that location.


Once you’re in the appropriate folder, look for the Webroot setup file. The file should have a name similar to “wsainstall.exe” or “wrskf.exe.” Please note that the actual name may vary depending on the Webroot product you are installing and the version you have downloaded.


If you are having trouble finding the downloaded file, you can also use the search function in the file explorer. Simply type the name of the file or use keywords related to Webroot in the search bar, and the file explorer will locate the file for you.


Once you have located the Webroot setup file, you are ready to proceed to the next step of the installation process. Keep the file location in mind, as you will need it in the following steps.

By following these steps, you should now have successfully located the downloaded Webroot setup file on your second computer. It’s important to find the file before moving forward, as it is required for the installation process. With the file now at your disposal, you can proceed to the next step of installing Webroot on your second computer.

Note: It’s advisable to scan the downloaded file with an antivirus software before proceeding with the installation to ensure the file is safe and not infected with any malware.

Step 4: Run the Webroot Installer

Webroot Installer Icon

After you have successfully downloaded the Webroot setup file on your second computer, it’s time to run the installer and begin the installation process. Follow the steps below to run the Webroot installer:

1. Locate the downloaded setup file on your computer. Usually, you can find it in your computer’s “Downloads” folder or wherever you saved it.

2. Double-click on the setup file to open it. This will launch the Webroot installation wizard.

3. Once the installation wizard opens, you will see a series of prompts that will guide you through the installation process.

4. Follow the prompts carefully and read any instructions or terms of service that appear on your screen. It’s important to review and understand all the information before proceeding.

5. During the installation process, you may be asked to enter your Webroot keycode. This keycode is a unique combination of letters and numbers that you receive when you purchase or activate your Webroot subscription. Enter the keycode properly to ensure a successful installation.

6. After entering the keycode, the installation process will continue, and Webroot will start installing on your second computer.

7. The installation process may take a few minutes, depending on your computer’s speed and internet connection. Please be patient and do not interrupt the installation.

8. Once the installation is complete, you will see a confirmation message indicating that Webroot has been successfully installed on your second computer. You may also see an option to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. We recommend restarting your computer to ensure Webroot works optimally.

Congratulations! You have now successfully installed Webroot on your second computer. Your device is now protected by Webroot’s advanced cybersecurity features, providing you with peace of mind while browsing the internet and using your computer.

Webroot Installation Complete

Remember, it is essential to keep your Webroot software up to date to receive the latest security patches and protect your computer from emerging threats. Enable automatic updates to ensure your Webroot software remains current and capable of defending against the ever-evolving cyber risks.

If you encounter any difficulties or issues during the installation process, refer to the Webroot support website or contact their customer support for further assistance. They will be able to provide you with specific instructions tailored to your situation.

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