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Offline fredm

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Does Avast Linux submit files back?
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:18:58 PM »
Greetings, my client had a concern that their documents with PDF might be sent back to the antivirus company (as is common with many cloud based antivirus), does Avast program "submit" files back?
root@ubuntu:/var/lib/avast/Setup# ls -al
total 8768
drwxr-xr-x 3 avast avast    4096 Dec 24 15:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 avast avast    4096 Dec 24 15:14 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 avast avast    7555 Jul 10 02:58 avast.setup
-rwxr-xr-x 1 avast avast     255 Jul 10 02:58 avast.vpsupdate
-rwxr-xr-x 1 avast avast    8064 Aug  7  2018 bspatch
drwxrwxr-x 2 avast avast    4096 Dec 24 15:00 filedir
-rw-r--r-- 1 avast avast      51 Dec 24 14:59 setup.ini
-rwsr-sr-x 1 avast avast 8941008 Jul 10 03:01 submit    <----- What does this do? :)
root@taft:/var/lib/avast/Setup#