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Should I remove Web Security Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,218
United States Rank #28,561
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.80 days
171.16 days >
Average installed length: 89.93 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.4.1.9 3.45%
4.4.1.8 6.90%
4.4.0.72 3.45%
4.4.0.33 3.45%
4.3.1.53 3.45%
4.3.1.19 6.90%
4.3.0.28 3.45%
4.3.0.26 13.79%
4.2.5.0 3.45%
4.2.3.30 31.03%
4.2.1.20 13.79%
4.2.0.11 6.90%

Web Security Agent

Overview

Web Security Agent is a program developed by Barracuda Networks. The most used version is 4.2.3.30, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 7.25 MB (7,598,189 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 78% of users of Web Security Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.BarracudaNetworks.com
Help link: www.barracuda.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Barracuda\Web Security Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C890BEDB-C229-4C16-9DC4-5A7C28159346}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 7.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Web Security Agent

  • wsawd.sys - Barracuda Networks Watchdog (Watchdog Driver)
  • BarracudaWSA.exe - Web Security Agent
  • WSAConfiguration.exe - WSA Configuration
  • BarracudaCert.dll
  • BWSAInstaller.exe - WFPInstaller
  • RegisterLSP.exe - RegisterLSP64.exe (RegisterLSP)
  • RegisterLSP64.exe
  • BarracudaWSA.dll
  • BarracudaWSA64.dll
  • WSAService.exe - Barracuda WSA (Barracuda WSA Service)
  • wsawdFile.sys - PassThrough Filter Driver
  • wsawdReg.sys - Registry Filter System Driver
  • bawsa64.sys - WFP driver
  • Updater.exe - WSA Updater
  • WSAMonitor.exe - WSAMonitor
  • bawsa.sys
  • WSALanguage.dll - WSALanguage
  • pwe.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • WSAService.exe runs as a service named 'Barracuda WSA Service' (WSAService) "Barracuda WSA Service".
  • BarracudaWSA.exe runs as a service named 'BarracudaWSA' (BarracudaWSA) "Barracuda Web Security Agent".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WSAMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BWSA' which loads as C:\Program Files\Barracuda\Web Security Agent\wsamonitor.exe.

How do I remove Web Security Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Web Security Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Web Security Agent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Web Security Agent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Web Security Agent.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.21%
Windows 8 10.34%
Windows XP 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 65.52%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.05%
  United Kingdom 12.20%
  Australia 7.32%
  United Arab Emirates 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 53.57%
Hewlett-Packard 17.86%
Intel 10.71%
Acer 10.71%
Lenovo 7.14%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 10.34%
Dell OptiPlex 360 10.34%
Acer Aspire SW5-012 10.34%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 6.90%
Dell Latitude E5400 6.90%
HP 215 G1 Notebook PC 6.90%

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