AOL AVS WebShield

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tilkov, Aug 22, 2006.

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  1. tilkov

    tilkov Registered Member

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    Hello everyone

    It seems that though AOL claims to have Kaspersky WebShield removed from the program, AVS still acts as a HTTP proxy for the browser. See the attached image...

    Any comments?
     

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  2. nicM

    nicM nico-nico

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    Welcome tilkov,

    These connections are used by the mail scanner, not the http one ;) .


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  3. tilkov

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    Hm, this is strange... AVS should proxy ports 110 and 25 for mail scanning. Or maybe the program is monitoring web-based mail services as well?

    Also... the ammount of bytes transferred from the same site reported by the firewall for AVS and Firefox are different.

    I am wondering what AVS is doing opening the same connections as my browser ...
     
  4. ggf31416

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    Yes, I noticed that. If I try to block AVS then the web pages cannot be loaded.
     

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  6. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Hello. I just want to add that I posted in the other AOL KAV Thread here, that when I unenabled E-Mail protection it gave the same message about ports open. I did it twice, and it read 6 ports the first time, but only 1 the second time. Anyway that's my 2 cents. Thanks
     
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