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Offline ineuw01

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javascript files in AVAST resources
« on: August 26, 2018, 01:06:12 AM »
Yesterday, I was hit by a nasty PUP/Malware from and had difficulty to remove their files, particularly this one:

C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\resources\PerformanceDriverUpdater.js.

Then, I noticed that there is a collection of .js files stored in the above indicated subfolder. Javascript files can be very dangerous. What are they doing in AVAST and what is their purpose?

Offline igor

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Re: javascript files in AVAST resources
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 09:49:17 AM »
Simple - they are part of Avast code.
I.e. there are parts of Avast (mainly UI-related) that are implemented in javascript.