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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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.
 
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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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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Sure thing Devin! I will do that! Thanks again for your assistance .
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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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