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Offline Nagan

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What is Avast svc downloading??
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:48:34 AM »
Hi,
 I am with 7.0.1426 at my own volition , since some issues particular to me are creating some malfunctions in the higher versions and letting it to be sorted out.
 Yesterday I was surprised to see around 72mb download attributed to AvastSvc and no other program was using internet at that time.
 So what is that download supposed to be. I am updated on a regular basis and Virus signatures (incremental) are not that big?? ::) ::)

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Re: What is Avast svc downloading??
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 10:56:23 AM »
Anything that goes through Web Shield will be counted as if avast! was downloading it. It's what most see in firewalls as avast! traffic...
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Re: What is Avast svc downloading??
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 10:57:39 AM »
I think it has to do with windows filtering. Because avast is scanning everything you are browsing, pictures etc. windows and third party report avast is downloading everything. I have noticed this with most other av's.
Because it's downloading 'through' avast! If that makes sense.

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Re: What is Avast svc downloading??
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 11:00:45 AM »
Because it's downloading 'through' avast! If that makes sense.

It does, as it acts as a local proxy. ;)
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Re: What is Avast svc downloading??
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 11:11:18 AM »
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I am with 7.0.1426 at my own volition , since some issues particular to me are creating some malfunctions in the higher versions and letting it to be sorted out.
have you checked latest build 7.0.1466 to see if your issue is fixed there ?    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103687.0
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Re: What is Avast svc downloading??
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 11:26:11 AM »
Thanks for the replies. No it is not a loopback problem. It was AVAST which was downloading as I said earlier no other internet based programs were running.