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Question: "WSDaemon" can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

I just updated to Catalina. Now, I get a popup window with the following message:

"WSDaemon" can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.



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Oct 8, 2019 6:59 PM in response to walshb53 In response to walshb53

The problem is caused by Webroot's incompatibility with Mac OS Catalina.

I tried to uninstall Webroot and the process failed with the following message:

"The operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to access some of the items."


Any suggestions?

Oct 8, 2019 6:59 PM

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Oct 30, 2019 11:37 AM in response to slipton306 In response to slipton306

I located and installed a different security monitor for my Mac: Malwarebytes

I used VancWA's solution but ran into issues because I, too, had Webroot.

I quit Webroot.

Using Finder, I found WSDaemon in the bin, I changed its name to Daemon.

I threw Webroot in the Trash. No more Webroot.

Using Finder, I searched for Daemon. Terminal opened, I got the malicious software message.

Clicked on locate in Finder.

Finder opened. Right click on Daemon, sent to Trash. No more Daemon.

Oct 30, 2019 11:37 AM

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