Author Topic: Why does Avast ask to access to my Address Book while scanning?  (Read 1653 times)

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Offline Morkan56

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While performing a full scan, Avast asks permission to access my address book. Why is this required and what is the risk of allowing this? I'm quite cautious about any software assessing such information.

I hope someone can clarify and put my concern to rest.

Offline lukas.hasik

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Re: Why does Avast ask to access to my Address Book while scanning?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 10:20:11 PM »
Can you post a screenshot please?
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Offline Morkan56

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Re: Why does Avast ask to access to my Address Book while scanning?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 03:39:18 AM »
I've tried to replicate but the software hasn't asked me for this again. Maybe only during its first run (I did try uninstall and re-install)?

Maybe this is related to MacOS 10.14's new safety feature (I was running the beta of that version). Also during the install it asked me to accept security settings. On a laptop with 10.13 there was no issue.

Offline lukas.hasik

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Re: Why does Avast ask to access to my Address Book while scanning?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 02:14:38 PM »
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We'll focus on it while testing AV with new macOSX. If there are any other issues related to Avast AV on Mojave this forum is the right place to share them to get it fixed ;)
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