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Is Avast virus protector sucking my bandwidth?

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Hi there.

I have noticed the "Traffic" section of my Comodo firewall recently and see that Avast (ashWebSv.exe) is sucking a good portion of my traffic at any given time. See the following:

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Is this because Avast is chanelling all web traffic through itself, or is Avast simply stealing a ridiculous proportion of bandwidth for no reason? If so, why?

Many thanks!

Edited by haydskies, 19 January 2010 - 02:23 AM.

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Avast is real time protection so yes it is filtering your internet surfing through itself to keep you safe.
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