VirusBarrier's Real-Time Scanning Disabled and Full Disk Access Not Granted After Upgrading to macOS Ventura

After upgrading to macOS 13 Ventura, you may receive an alert from VirusBarrier that Real-Time Scanning has been disabled.

Apple's update for macOS 13 Ventura may cause endpoint security applications (like VirusBarrier) to lose their Full Disk authorization. Without Full Disk Access allowed, VirusBarrier's Real-Time Scanner cannot function as expected. (Note: This appears to be a bug in macOS Ventura, and we expect Apple to resolve it in a forthcoming software update)

To resolve this issue, you will want to remove VirusBarrier from the Full Disk Access list and then add it back again. This will allow Full Disk Access to be properly granted.


Open System Settings from the Finder menu or Dock



In the left side menu, locate Privacy & Security


Select Full Disk Access from the menu


Within the list, locate VirusBarrier and click on it to select it in the list


Click the minus (-) button to remove VirusBarrier from the Full Disk Access list


Open VirusBarrier and complete the on screen prompts to re enable Full Disk Access



If you have followed these steps and Real Time scanner is still disabled, please Contact Support.


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