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Windows 7: Auslogics phoning home?

31 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Auslogics phoning home?

I generally clean up after installing a program offline. Early this morning, I had not. When I looked in the temp folder later, I found a couple of folders and logs related to Auslogics Disk Defrag's install that suggested it tried to "dial" out to install "something else" (ask.com toolbar).

During the normal install, there are two offers, ask.com toolbar and another thing which I don't recall. I had unticked them.

Has this been happening all this time despite the unticking?

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01 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Depending on where you get the installer, it will "offer" to add the Auslogics toolbar, and the ask.com toolbar. I believe duing installation, the installer does connect to see if you have chosen this option. You may also find an exe in the Auslogic folder with the ask icon similar to this:

Name:  Ask.jpg
Views: 96
Size:  4.1 KB

And possibly, an apnstub.exe

Name:  apnstub.jpg
Views: 97
Size:  3.5 KB

Such as these from my Avira folder. The apnstub.exe is what attempts to call out on an Avira install.

A Guy


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01 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, the two folders and logs had "apn" in the name and contents. Thank you.

With the install offline and CCleaner clearing the temp folder, I hadn't notice the odd behavior of dialing out despite the user, me, choosing to opt out of the offers.
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01 Apr 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

More and more legit programs are adding these installers. As long as unticking them actually prevents their install, I can't complain as they are free. A Guy
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