17 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2018 11:22 AM by pokester

    18.12.2 network traffic

    cplifj

      I notice this instantly , but why does this amd driver need to contact  ec2-52-20-199-251.compute-1.amazonaws.com   frikkin ALL the time ????

       

      Amd user experience program has been opted out of so WHY ??

       

      I ** …. hate this kind of crap AMD. You starting aswell with the spying for your own benefit ? Think this makes it easy for your product development ? ****

       

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        • Re: 18.12.2 network traffic
          pokester

          Thanks for the heads up on this. I assumed it was like before you opt out of the user experience program and this is a non-issue. Even though it shouldn't be an issues there either, Thanks AMD. I will let you know if I observe this behavior on mine. I honestly paid no attention to it. Thanks for not being asleep at the wheel clifj.

          • Re: 18.12.2 network traffic
            kingfish

            I am not seeing this. Where and how did you determine amazonaws.com  is being contacted?

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              • Re: 18.12.2 network traffic
                goodplay

                Open windows 'Resource Monitor > Network'

                Then start Radeon settings > Gaming (it will then show, you may also find Akamai), seems to activate on 'gaming' only and stops(delayed wind down) when you switch back to 'Home' or other setting (that's how it behaves for me anyway).

                I'm still on 18.12.1, so it may have been there for a while.

                You'll also see that Edge/Chrome uses both the Amazon/Akamai cloud.

              • Re: 18.12.2 network traffic
                elstaci

                Sounds more like adware or malware on your computer. AMD driver shouldn't be contacting a NON-AMD Company like Amazon Cloud Services.

                 

                Download Malwarebytes and run it and see if it catches any adware or malware on your computer. Also run a Anti-Virus full scan and see if it shows anything.

                 

                This is the website it is calling: Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Cloud Computing Services .

                 

                NOTE: Unless AMD uses Amazon Cloud Services to upload it telemetry.

                  • Re: 18.12.2 network traffic
                    pokester

                    I commonly see software contacting Amazon legitimately as you suspected, tons of companies use Amazons cloud backbone.

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                      • Re: 18.12.2 network traffic
                        shadow07

                        AMD should have used their own Server rather than Amazon or Cr$%

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                            elstaci

                            I was wondering the same thing. Since AMD Telemetry has to do with a customer's computer setup and possibly some personal information being transmitted, you would think AMD will use their own Servers for that type of info.

                             

                            Never know if Amazon may be using the information in secret to further their own products to the customer.

                             

                            Granted, I am sure Amazon Cloud Services is very secure otherwise AMD wouldn't be using it.

                              • Re: 18.12.2 network traffic
                                pokester

                                You are buying rack space from Amazon. The AMD folks would still be managing their own software on those devices. They just don't manage the hardware or have to replicate the data for backups. Your stuff is secure, or as secure as anything can be. Seems nothing is really secure. To that it probably saves them some liability paying someone else for that if there is a breach.