100 Agree and endorse the point raised by @harlan4096My humble opinion is that the access took place... even if that file/application was in UnTrusted and was blocked (becasue of default rules for UnTrusted applications), if that file appears as blocked in WebCam Protection module, then the access took place... not all UnTrusted files/applications appear as blocked in that module... unless they try to access to that resource...
Now, the question is: that access was just to check hardware specs or to collect data? that's the main point here, I think
Running a smart scan must not urge users to buy premium software when they are already using one. We want Avast antivirus as security software without any VPN or Cleanup type bloatware.Great! Also do something about those ads saying your "Your PC is at risk buy Secureline Vpn" even paid users gets these ads. Most users already have vpn of their choice installed on their system. Same for cleanup premium.
But after uninstall why does overseer send data? Though i didn't get message about overseer accessing my webcam but it was sending data to avast, Why!!!As pointed above by Nightwalker, Avast Overseer doesn't access the Webcam. The reason for Overseer to be there is to merely make sure Avast works properly and when it encounters issues it attempts to repair them. Therefore taking care of situation when Avast stops working - for whatever reason - and user thinks he/she is protected but is actually not. And since we (yes I'm from Avast) have no other way or means to contact such user to remedy the situation, we introduced the Overseer.
Hope it helps
Because offline uninstall would mean we have no information about it happening. Or when the AV is "disappeared" in other way . Say user performs a restore point to a time when Avast was not yet installed. Would that mean he/she doesn't want the protection or merely and unintentionally fixing other issue with WinOS? Anyway, as mentioned above, we are addressing it.But after uninstall why does overseer send data? Though i didn't get message about overseer accessing my webcam but it was sending data to avast, Why!!!
HI @Milosh,As pointed above by Nightwalker, Avast Overseer doesn't access the Webcam. The reason for Overseer to be there is to merely make sure Avast works properly and when it encounters issues it attempts to repair them. Therefore taking care of situation when Avast stops working - for whatever reason - and user thinks he/she is protected but is actually not. And since we (yes I'm from Avast) have no other way or means to contact such user to remedy the situation, we introduced the Overseer.
Hope it helps
Point taken. The change is underway.
I agree, but it's the unfortunate side of using a free product. I agree that the wording needs to change as it's very much a scare tactic the way it's currently written IMO. I personally think that Avast should seriously consider getting rid of the free version and make it paid only. This would be the only way that Avast would be able to get rid of the ads and hopefully the unnecessary data mining. As long as there's a free version that does 98% of what the paid version does, no one really wants to buy the paid version as they can get 98% of the features/protection by using the free version.
100% true. I myself remember those cool days of avast 4.8.Don't get me wrong. I've been using avast! Since it was a car radio, with a blue rotating ball in the task bar...and with that nuclear alert detection sound.
Today it has among the best features and detection rates, but all these are overshadowed by some shady stuffs. When discovered, it is always a bug. Or they are taking care of there customers feedback and will improve the product. And the irony is that they offer a VPN and Anti-tracking service.
I do, but kinda prefer not to. Despite their best efforts, it had somewhat mediocre protection and the interface was quite a mess. Sure, today it has some more nags, but as whole, they stepped up the interface game and for last few months it has been the top performer in protection. Two of most important things when it comes to antiviruses imo.100% true. I myself remember those cool days of avast 4.8.
Hi@omidomi i It's just a false positive, so nothing to be concerend about. But, it's important to note that usually, it's a very bad idea to be running two or more antiviruses on the same system. Doing so can issues such as slowdowns, crashes and even blue screens of death. So it's best to either stick with Dr.Web, or if you want to use Avast, uninstall Dr.Web first.
If you uninstall Dr.Web, be sure to run their removal tool afterwards, to ensure that it is completey removed. Just as having two antiviruses installed can cause issues, you could also have issues if there are some components of Dr.Web that did not get removed when you uninstalled it. Using the removal tool, will make sure that all traces of Dr.Web are removed.
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Good ideaOmidomi, this happens frequently, one security product detecting another, if you downloaded Avast from their site then most likely it is just a false positive. Next time turn off Dr, Web when installing or updating.
A false positive, means that it's not malware.Yes I know it, but dose it really those files are malwares?
aanother thing I hear that Avast work beside another Avs, passive mode
Yes, it seems that Avast should install in PassiveMmode, since you already have Dr.Web installed.
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