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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2019, 10:50:42 PM »
....I got this stuff installed On my PC .....
Hi,
what is this "stuff" you're talking about? Can you give us his name? In which path of your hard disk is it installed?

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2019, 07:44:55 PM »
Can someone explain why this "independent Avast module" is still present and running regularly after Avast being uninstalled? Isn't it violation of EULA or something?
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #62 on: March 15, 2019, 11:17:07 AM »
@ qwert22
Question was asked and answered.


Not really, Bob.
Drake writes what it does.
He doesn't explain how this tool is installed without knowledge of the users, if thier complaints are right.

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2019, 03:26:46 PM »
@ qwert22
Question was asked and answered.


Not really, Bob.
Drake writes what it does.
He doesn't explain how this tool is installed without knowledge of the users, if thier complaints are right.
The question wasn't about it's installation but, why it wasn't removed when Avast was removed which is a very valid point.
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #64 on: March 15, 2019, 06:59:56 PM »
]The question wasn't about it's installation ...
:o Of course it was for qwert22 , even it was the main question
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I got this stuff installed On my PC never using CONCIOUSLY AVAST software.

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....but why it wasn't removed when Avast was removed which is a very valid point.
where do you see that qwert22 explains that he uninstalled avast and want to know why after that the overseer remains ?

qwert22 asked just four questions
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How come you are able to install things without my knowledge or consent?
Did drake127 (#4) answer the question  ? I don't think so  :-\
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What gives you right or permission to install it?
Did drake127 (#4) answer the question  ? I don't think so  :-\
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What information are you collecting?
Even if for this question, there is some kind of answer from drake127 , it wasn't a question at the first degree. ;)
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Is there a list of applications your company bought and at the same time gained access to my PC?
Did drake127 (#4) answer the question  ? I don't think so  :-\

Seeing centaur2469,qwert22,stibi intervention, I don't think you're providing the right answers to members who are looking to find out how the component got to their computer when no avast products have been installed on their PCs (at least voluntarily). :-[

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2019, 07:29:51 PM »
That's the point, Chris! Not very much people like to get unannounced & unwanted software components sliding to their computer.

And I wonder why guys like Bob which I reckon answer so elusive.
Even if I'm customer of, say photo , office or  any other kind of software, I like it when they ask me wheather I want an update or not. Maybe I want it later for some reason, or I am not interested in new features.

Avast's business activities look strange in the last months.

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #66 on: March 15, 2019, 10:38:00 PM »
That's the point, Chris! Not very much people like to get unannounced & unwanted software components sliding to their computer.

And I wonder why guys like Bob which I reckon answer so elusive.
Even if I'm customer of, say photo , office or  any other kind of software, I like it when they ask me wheather I want an update or not. Maybe I want it later for some reason, or I am not interested in new features.

Avast's business activities look strange in the last months.
Change your settings if you don't want auto updates.

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #67 on: March 15, 2019, 11:43:10 PM »
Oh Bob - there are guys who haveen't anything from Avast and report this strange overseer crap.
And what I soon will change is the Av software.

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #68 on: March 15, 2019, 11:57:17 PM »
Oh Bob - there are guys who haveen't anything from Avast and report this strange overseer crap.
And what I soon will change is the Av software.
That's always your prerogative.
You can always follow this advice to get rid of overseer.exe:
https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-rid-of-overseer-exe/
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2019, 10:44:41 AM »
Oh Bob - there are guys who haveen't anything from Avast and report this strange overseer crap.
And what I soon will change is the Av software.
That's always your prerogative.
You can always follow this advice to get rid of overseer.exe:
https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-rid-of-overseer-exe/
You should have started with this answer from the moment (raidengr #26) when users no longer understood why the program was still present after uninstalling avast.
Worse, as already said by others before (raidengr,rocksteady,schmidthouse,...) avastclear which is supposed to do the voluntary cleaning of everything concerning avast, obviously leaves things lying around after uninstallation.
When drake127 says
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I am not PR marketing specialist but mere developer (and key author of this feature).
people expect a developer who has built the module specifically related to the program, to finish the job by integrating a demolition of the same module into the uninstallation of the program (this is my conception of the developer)  ::)

To your discharge ,bob (but not to avast's), I know that you often recommend not only to use avastclear but also finishing the uninstallation job "by hand", it's all to your credit and it's verified here. ;)
Can anyone tell us if an avast uninstall with "Revouninstaller" in advanced mode deletes the keys and files related to "overseer"?

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2019, 03:40:39 PM »


@ chris,
Just to be clear, the Avast removal tool doesn't remove every trace of Avast.
It removes everything of Avast that will interfere if you decide to install another AV or,
do a "clean" install of Avast.
I personally don't use a generic Uninstaller like Revo to remove an AV since almost all of them have their own tools.
Again, your computer, your choice. My advice is based on my experience, follow it accordingly.
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2019, 07:13:10 PM »
It removes everything of Avast that will interfere if you decide to install another AV
It's your point of view but not what is written by avast in its FAQ , sorry  ;)
https://support.avast.com/en-en/article/Uninstall-Antivirus-Utility/
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Using the Avast Uninstall Utility is the most reliable uninstallation method as it completely removes all Avast Antivirus files from your PC while Windows runs in Safe Mode.
like said by drake and other avast guys "overseer" is part of Avast file ...so, should be deleted at least by using the tool.

Unless you give us the link where it is formally written by avast ,you invent the fact that the function of the tool is only to allow the use of another antivirus without interference :-\

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #72 on: March 16, 2019, 07:15:47 PM »
Believe what you like chris you'll do that anyway.
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #73 on: March 16, 2019, 07:38:47 PM »
That's exactly what I was going to say.... for you   
when you answer questions that are not and when you do not answer questions that are ;D
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #74 on: March 18, 2019, 02:14:13 PM »
Hi, Avast Overseer should be deleted by Avast Uninstall Utility.