ABBYY Licensingservice.exe flagged as vulnerable


Since ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 Licesnsingservice.exe can be flagged as vulnerable by anti-malware software, is it necessary to have 'Write' or even 'Full Control' permissions to a folder with Licensing Service executable for the 'everyone' group?


No, it is not necessary, It is enough to have 'Read' access only for the 'Everyone' group.

And it is a correct way to limit full access for 'everyone' so the unauthorized user is not allowed to modify. However, it is essential to comply with other permission requirements for license-related folders (FineReader Engine specifications regarding the required permissions reviewed here:

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