Vivaldi tries to connect to google subdomains
I'm giving Vivaldi another go after the dev tools are now dockable and because I think Vivaldi is on a good path and a few addons now don't work in FF57 anymore.
However, I'm seeing some (strange?) behavior when it comes to "talking home". I have disabled Google as my default search engine and am using Startpage. I have also disabled the safe browsing option. However Vivaldi still wants to connect to:
clients1.google.com clients2.google.com *.gvt1.com
I always decide to block until I close Vivaldi with littlesnitch and from the looks of things I don't have any problem surfing the web with the domains listed being blocked.
Could someone explain why Vivaldi still tires to connect to said domains?
clients*are probably used by extension (auto) updates.
Hey thanks for the answer, that is correct. I used this to confirm:
For OS X the manifest.json is located here:
~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/Default/Extension Rules/<EXTENSION-ID><VERSION>\manifest.json
So now the only question that remains is what the gvt1.com Domain is for.
Probably is google redirector - used from sites which use g-services; should be part of g-analytics.
Some of the Google traffic will also be related to digital certificate management and validation.