WSDaemon would like to take control of this computer using accessibility features

  • 6 May 2016
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Hi, I am a new Webroot user and installed it on my iMac running OSX 10.10.5.  It seems to have been running fine for about 5 weeks but I just received a pop up from OSX saying this:
 
WSDaemon would like to take control of this computer using accessibility features
 
When I open my security preferences it shows that WSDaemon is listed in the privacy section.
 
What is this and am I really supposed to allow it?
 
Thanks

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Hello JBiggs,
 
Welcome to the Webroot Community,
 
Please have a look here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_%28computing%29
 
A daemon is a long-running background process that answers requests for services. The term originated with Unix, but most operating systems use daemons in some form or another.
 
I have this in my Security Preferences on my Mac with no issues.


 
 
 
I can ping ? who is our Mac Threat Researcher to see what he saids.
 
If you are really concerned then you can always Submit a Support Ticket free of charge and they will gladly look into this for you.
 
 
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When we push a new daemon update, you may get this message.
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Sherri, 
for some reason im not getting emails from the community, could be my spam filter so if you need me to check anything please feel free to email me.
 
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Sure thing Devin! I will do that! Thanks again for your assistance .
Hey Sherry,
 
Thanks for your reply and the details you provided.  I'll take it from here.
 
Have a great weekend!
 
JB
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Hi JBiggs,
 
Sounds good..you are most welcome!
 
Thanks and you have a great weekend too!:D

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