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Thread: AVG 2011 Bug Affects Browsing Experience, Could Also Hurt Websites

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    Default AVG 2011 Bug Affects Browsing Experience, Could Also Hurt Websites

    hi !

    AVG 2011 Bug Affects Browsing Experience, Could Also Hurt Websites

    "A serious bug in a component of the new AVG 2011 anti-malware products causes computers to flood websites with unnecessary HTTP requests and in many cases prevents users from properly using their browsers.
    At this time the problem is not very well documented, but reports about it, dating back to the end of last month, can be found on various forums and discussion groups around the Web.

    It appears that the bug is located in the LinkScanner component, which is found in the entire AVG 2011 product line, including the company's popular
    free antivirus.

    LinkScanner has two features. One called Search-Shield, which places safety ratings next to search results and another one called Surf-Shield, which checks pages in real time.



    AVG Surf-Shield actively checks web pages in real-time every time you click a link or enter a web address directly into your browser
    ," the company explains."

    more information: AVG 2011 Bug Affects Browsing Experience, Could Also Hurt Websites - Softpedia
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    Its the same AVG Link Scanner that is blocking our TWC Security Forum

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    Its false positive one, AVG Link Scanner flagging trust worthy forums and websites as bad sites may hurt websites reputation.WOT doing better job than AVG Link Scanner in my opinion from saving users from visiting dangerous sites.

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    To tie matters in. Earlier topic at this forum when I discovered this problem - http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/wind...ity-forum.html

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