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Is Avast Automatically downloading ???
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:56:19 PM »
You have to forgive my lack of knowledge here.

I am curious does Avast automatically download updates or ANYTHING that would be causing my data usage to get diminished?
I have a 10GB monthly usage on my Verizon wireless jetpack and since I have signed up with Avast that has rapidly been used up when on a normal month I would not even use half of it. 
How can you change settings to prevent this if it is doing it? 

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Re: Is Avast Automatically downloading ???
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 04:45:40 PM »
There shouldn't be anything that would make any real impact on your 10GB a month bandwidth - for absolutely ages (three years) I too had a 10GB limit and I don't do a hole load of music/video downloads so I never even came close to the 10GB limit (which has now been upgraded free to 40GB).

I would have to ask where you are getting your bandwidth figures from as there can be a huge deal of confusion over what it responsible for downloaded data  ?

As a resident antivirus the web shield will be scanning all downloaded data - this will show up as avastSvc.exe - the main avast service controlling the avast shields and scanning, etc.

But avast for the most part isn't responsible for the initiation of what is being downloaded - that is a browser request for data, be that a web page display of a download, etc. So instead of being assigned to your browser process avast redirects the call through its proxy so it can scan the data before being displayed in your browser.
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