Author Topic: The Reason for avastUI.exe?  (Read 8425 times)

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cooby

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Re: The Reason for avastUI.exe?
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2013, 04:15:14 AM »
Every connection you make to the internet goes through avastUI.exe.
That's not correct.
If you use Web shield every connection attempt is sent from your browser or application to avast's local proxy port 12080, and avastsvc.exe, the service, makes the connection for you. Just watch your firewall logs :) Avastsvc.exe is listening on a bunch of ports on purpose, so that it can examine the content for crapware.

AvastUI.exe connects only for updates to avast servers, or akamai, plus yes, google analytics.
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Offline mchain

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Re: The Reason for avastUI.exe?
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2013, 09:37:48 AM »
...It has already been stated by one of the avast team that the google-analytics functionality is used to see how the user interface is used, e.g. what areas are most used, etc. how the user moves through the interface.

This helps to see any areas that can be improved to make the user interface making it more ergonomic/user friendly in future UI updates..

Now this isn't word for word what was said but from my memory of what was said in another topic, I think it is google-analytics which is the function used to do this UI analysis.


You are right DavidR. Here you go: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=126470.msg950033#msg950033

He is not right, and that link you posted has nothing to do with what I'm talking about.
Why the paranoia about Google?  And how does that relate to avast!? 

I don't see a conspiracy here to commit any crimes against private avast! users by both avast! and Google?   ???   ???   Please explain.
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Aventador

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Re: The Reason for avastUI.exe?
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2013, 01:38:41 PM »
Seems like Johnny4745  is making accusations that Google pays Avast to snoop on people. Ever since the NSA articles everyone is paranoid. Its rather pathetic.  ::)

snadge

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Re: The Reason for avastUI.exe?
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2013, 01:33:16 AM »
AvastUI.exe is the gui and runs the tray icon, kill that and you kill the tray icon and the GUI (User interface)
AvastSvc.exe is the core engine in Avast

the two work in tandem

if you look in your firewall rule under "PROTOCOL" you set "BLOCK ALL" , this means block all means of communication - the name is just the name for that rule, if you changed it to GRC.com and internet miracously started working then the rule must have been disabled or changed...simple as that!

the reason your internet doesnt work when you block AvastUI is kind of self-answering...

A) Avast might think you have a virus trying to block it, so disables internet connection incase its trying to 'bot' your machine (unlikely)
B) If you block Avast through its own firewall then your essentially causing problems with its functionality, as it 'controls' your web traffic through the firewall, network shield and web shield then doing this is bound to cause problems! (likely)