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Offline rocksteady

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2019, 03:58:19 PM »
Is overseer.exe still part of the avast free av package or not?
I have latest 19.6.2383 (build 19.6.4546.517).
I do not see it running in Task Manager, but files of that name are still listed in two places on my drive.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210028.msg1427323#msg1427323

@Bob, Sorry but I do not see the answer to my question in earlier message in this thread, to which you provided a link.
Question is "is overseer.exe still part of avast free" as I think others have hinted it has gone and I have not seen it listed in task manager, but it still appears on my disk. If no longer a functional part of avast, only legacy files, then can they now be deleted?

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2019, 04:07:46 PM »
It is still installed with Avast Free (and other versions I assume). It typically runs for a few seconds (some time) after startup. So to catch it running you should check task manager right after booting into Windows. If you check later it isn't running anymore.

In my case my firewall alerted me to the executable. You can check the scheduled task for its trigger settings.
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #92 on: August 11, 2019, 04:10:59 PM »
Ah that explains it. I will leave well alone.
Thanks.

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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2019, 04:37:31 PM »
Is overseer.exe still part of the avast free av package or not?
I have latest 19.6.2383 (build 19.6.4546.517).
I do not see it running in Task Manager, but files of that name are still listed in two places on my drive.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210028.msg1427323#msg1427323

@Bob, Sorry but I do not see the answer to my question in earlier message in this thread, to which you provided a link.
Question is "is overseer.exe still part of avast free" as I think others have hinted it has gone and I have not seen it listed in task manager, but it still appears on my disk. If no longer a functional part of avast, only legacy files, then can they now be deleted?
The link led you to an explanation of it's function and also when it runs.
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2019, 07:58:00 PM »
When uninstall AV there is still overseer as leftover (with Avast and AVG) i deleted or it could still spy on on you...
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #95 on: August 17, 2019, 08:26:15 AM »
When uninstall AV there is still overseer as leftover (with Avast and AVG) i deleted or it could still spy on on you...

Overseer doesn't actually spy on anything. It's just a module that keeps avast! in a functioning state if anything goes wrong. If it's left over after uninstallation, it literally does nothing anymore because avast! doesn't exist on the system.
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Re: What "avast overseer" is?
« Reply #96 on: August 17, 2019, 10:34:21 AM »
If it checks and finds that everything is started OK, why does it need to report that? I can understand it trying to connect to a server if it had to intervene. But it always connects. Every day.