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Offline colwarg

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Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« on: April 18, 2011, 02:31:45 AM »
I'm very interested why Avast want's to talk to someone in Germany:

[4/17/2011 7:13:53 PM]

Direction: outgoing
Local Point: 12.73.54.167, port 1227
Adapter: WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Remote Point: 46.4.58.113, port https [443]
Protocol: [6] TCP

Application path: c:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
Description: avast! Antivirus
File version: 6, 0, 999, 0
Created: 2011/3/6, 01:06:10
Modified: 2011/2/23, 15:04:20
Accessed: 2011/4/17, 18:10:55

RuleId = 201327521

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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 02:35:00 AM »
Update?
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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 02:36:37 AM »
looks like an update

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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 02:37:00 AM »
Avast is located near Germany.

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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 02:42:13 AM »
Ya Doesn't Czech Republic border Germany, just guessing...Very close anyways...
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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 05:49:30 AM »
I'm very interested why Avast want's to talk to someone in Germany:

[4/17/2011 7:13:53 PM]

Direction: outgoing
Local Point: 12.73.54.167, port 1227
Adapter: WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Remote Point: 46.4.58.113, port https [443]
Protocol: [6] TCP

Application path: c:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
Description: avast! Antivirus
File version: 6, 0, 999, 0
Created: 2011/3/6, 01:06:10
Modified: 2011/2/23, 15:04:20
Accessed: 2011/4/17, 18:10:55

RuleId = 201327521

As its avastUI.exe so I am sure its not for update, for update the process is "avast.setup.exe"

To end your curiosity I tell you... avastUI connects to internet to show the advt about avast IS or Pro (not sure which one) thats it and ya the news service also...

I hope I am not wrong  ;D
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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 05:50:54 AM »
And ya it makes connection using HTTPS only..(afaik)

and the IP you mentioned goes to program.avast.com
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 05:54:57 AM by Ashish Singh »
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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 01:16:44 PM »
avast has many servers, in various places...

avastUI makes a connection to download the ad (Free version), and the news information...

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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 01:56:17 PM »
avast has many servers, in various places...

avastUI makes a connection to download the ad (Free version), and the news information...
Thanks Scott. That seems to be the reason.
My mistake about avast.setup and avastUI.exe.
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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 09:57:11 PM »
Ahh, explains much, my bad, I did a lookup on avast.com and assumed they used a server cluster instead of distributed locations.

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Re: Who's at 46.4.58.113?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 10:10:13 PM »
46.4.58.113 is indeed one of our servers, namely one of about a dozen servers that program.avast.com resolves to.

See e.g. http://network-tools.com/default.asp?prog=dnsrec&host=program.avast.com

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