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What is the aswOffertool.exe
« on: July 01, 2012, 12:12:14 AM »
Just saw this after the latest program upgrade

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Re: What is the aswOffertool.exe
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 12:26:50 AM »
On a search, I found this...

This file belongs to product Avast.  This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process aswoffertool.exe.

Product:    AVAST Software Security
Description:    avast! Offer Installation Tool
Version:    7.0.0.0
MD5:    A786ADEFE38B4879DDC2C968FA32B8E1
SHA1:   131A7B5114E60E424C3DF1A4745FD9C45852643B
SHA256:   6AE649137817C40EE7451A89DB7D979F414421223101B05FCC5844DC19EC59E2
Size:    3394856
Directory:    %TEMP%\_av_sfx.tm~a05656\aswOfferTool.exe
Operating System:    Windows 7
Discovered:   Jun 29 2012

Did you just upgrade or install version 7.0.1451?
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Re: What is the aswOffertool.exe
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 12:50:22 AM »
I upgraded and can't find the *.exe now but it was logged in my firewall?


Curious as to what it was?

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Re: What is the aswOffertool.exe
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 01:05:47 AM »
I believe that it just launches the Offer screen prior to the avast program update proceeding and once the update is complete it is gone. It certainly isn't on my XP Pro system and considering it is in a Temp location it would be cleared out.
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Re: What is the aswOffertool.exe
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 01:24:29 AM »
Ok ,I did see that window,so that explains it..........thanks

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Re: What is the aswOffertool.exe
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012, 02:09:04 AM »
You're welcome.

That however, is a best guess as to what it does given its file name and the 'new' interface to update that is displayed.
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