Broadband - sending info where?

  Carronade 14:02 26 Jul 2005

After connecting to broadband but before opening Avast and Outlook Express my compure is sending out (typically) 68 Kbs of information and receiving 43.

Who is receiving and sending and what is being sent?

  woodchip 14:09 26 Jul 2005

Avast updates it's self as soon as you start Windows. that's the probable source

  Carronade 14:17 26 Jul 2005

woodchip : Thanks but I forgot to mention that Kerio Personal Firewall 'asks permission' to contact the Avast server. This info is tramsmitted before the connection is made.

  woodchip 14:19 26 Jul 2005

Yes you should allow avast. It's checking what AV dat files you have

  Taff36 15:46 26 Jul 2005

Probably to the router and to your ISP to verify the connection. Nothing to worry about! The size of the transmission gives it away.

  Carronade 12:58 27 Jul 2005

Thanks for your help - I was worried that my computer's security was at risk.

  stlucia 14:21 27 Jul 2005

Why do you connect to BB before starting your AV software? Better to do it the other way round, isn't it?

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