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Offline liliumatratum

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How to prevent Avast from sending my files for testing
« on: October 15, 2020, 03:40:15 PM »
I tried to run an application that I am developping and got a notification, that the file is very unique and it has been sent to Avanst servers for further testing.
There was no dialog, asking me if I want to do it. It just happened.
How do I stop Avast from doing it now and ever again!?

The application is a program I am developing, containing some proprietary code that should not leave my computer. Seems I wasn't cautious enough, and allowed the software to be "stolen", but I really didn't expect this angle of an attack, from the software that is supposed to help me stay secure.

P.S. I had to type the verification letters 4 times to post this. Seems my human eye OCR is not good enough for your tests ;)

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Re: How to prevent Avast from sending my files for testing
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 03:51:19 PM »
Either disable CyberCapture and/or exclude your dev-environment.

Also see...
-> https://support.avast.com/article/229/
-> https://support.avast.com/article/228/

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Re: How to prevent Avast from sending my files for testing
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 04:15:31 PM »
Found the CyberCapture options. Thank you!

As for whitelisting - we are not at that point yet. The executable changes way too often.

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Re: How to prevent Avast from sending my files for testing
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 07:39:13 AM »
You're welcome.
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