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FAQ - AVCB01 macOS - Does my macOS read the AVCB01?

Choose Apple menu > About This Mac. 
DriverGenius AVCB01 USB Video Capture Device for macOS Catalina - Version 10.15.1
System Information opens to a system report for your Mac. Just click USB Device Tree to see if there is "ezcap USB audio" listed.


How to Open Blocked Apps with Apple Can’t Check it for Malicious Software Warning?

It is very common to download and install apps from internet on Windows PC or laptop. However, it’s not a good idea on Mac to install third-party apps to protect your computer. Though the best way is to install apps from Mac App Store it has few problems. First, many people confuse iOS App Store with Mac App Store – they are two different stores. Second, there are only few apps available in Mac App Store that will not cater your requirements. This makes you to look for apps from third-party websites. However, you need to make some settings in order for the third-party apps to work on your Mac.

Third-party Apps Errors in Mac
Mac settings allow you to choose only install apps from App Store or allow apps from identified developers. You will get different error depending upon this setting. When you allow third-party apps in settings, Mac will not stop installing or updating the apps without developer ID and notarization. It will only stop when you open the installed app. This will make an app unusable with an update in the latest macOS. You will get the error like below mentioning, “App can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software”.

Malicious Software Warning in App

You will see an error, “App can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from App Store” when you have setting that does not allow apps outside App Store.
Third Party App Warning

In all cases, the error message will show how did you download the app with no option to open.

How to Open the Blocked Apps?
1. Allow Apps from Outside App Store
If you have blocked the third-party apps then ensure you allow in in the settings.
Click on the “Apple” menu and choose “System Preferences…” option.
Look for “Security & Privacy” option and click on it.
Security and Privacy Preferences in Mac

Security and Privacy Preferences in Mac
If the screen is locked for edit, click on the padlock icon and unlock the screen by using your admin login. You will see two options under “Allow apps downloaded from:” – “App Store” and “App Store and identified developers”.
In order to allow the third-party apps, select the option “App Store and identified developers”.
Allow Apps from Third Party Developers
Allow Apps from Third Party Developers

Henceforth, Mac will show an open button when you try to access an app downloaded from internet.
App Access Warning

2. Use Open Anyway After Blocking
In macOS Catalina and Mojave, you will see the last attempt of blocking the app with an option to “Open Anyway” button. Click on the “Open Anyway” button to access the app.
Open Anyway Option for Accessing Blocked App
Now you can open the app and confirm the access by clicking on “Open” button.

3. Open the App with Right-Click
You can also access the app without going to settings. When you get the error message, click on the “Show in Finder” button. Alternatively, open “Finder” and go to “Applications” folder to locate the app. Control click or right click on the application file and choose “Open” option.
Right Click and Open Blocked App

You will get the same error message for malicious software checking like below. However, this time you will see an additional “Open” button.  
Open Button in the Warning Message
Click on the “Open” button to access the app.

When Mac is certain about the malicious software, it will show “App will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash”. In this case, ensure to move the app to trash and clean up the Trash instead of trying to open. Only open the apps that you are sure and using it previously. It is also good idea to report the issue to the developer to update the app for the latest macOS Catalina version.

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