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Barracuda Web Security Service

Why does Microsoft Security Essentials flag the Web Security Agent as a potential threat?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 7 years ago
Solution #00005785

This solution applies to the Barracuda Web Security Flex service.

Microsoft Security Essentials flags Web Security Agent as potential threat VirTool:Win32/HideFile.A as Severe.

This is a false positive. The current workaround is to select Allow under the Recommended Action drop down menu and click Apply Actions. *

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