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AVG 2013 web browsing component seems clueless

by claramp / September 28, 2012 5:35 AM PDT

I use the latest version of Firefox for Windows, which I have instructed to ask me "where on your PC do you want to download this file to" with every download. While downloading a file from a reputable site, the site tried to tack on some ad-ware junk, named something like "download-manager.exe".

Firefox asked "Where do you want to save this 'download-manager.exe' to?" I selected cancel, and the file did not download.

Nearly a minute later, AVG 2013 (paid) popped up with an alert and announced it had successfully protected me from a dubious file download by the name of download-manager.exe.

I concluded the web browsing component of AVG 2013 is useless, and I have disabled it. If AVG can't tell that I've cancelled a file download through my browser, what else is it incapable of detecting? No thanks.

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Actually I think this is a known issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2012 5:44 AM PDT

One of the firefox systems I use starts the download anyway and so it's downloading while the user decides to cancel or not.

This trick means that folk think Firefox is faster than a browser that didn't start the download until they said OK.

-> So the browsing component was not in error in my opinion.

My question is simple. Should we expect today's users to know how things work?

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RE: AVG 2013 web browsing component seems clueless
by JiriF_AVG AVG Staff / October 2, 2012 1:55 AM PDT
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