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AVG fixes bandwidth-eating AV software

07 July 2008

By Jeremy Kirk, IDG news service
Security company AVG is upgrading ts anti-virus software to avoid placing an undue traffic load on the websites it scans.

The company has already released a patch for LinkScanner, part of its Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0, and will release a patch for the paid versions of the software tomorrow, said Lloyd Borrett, marketing manager for AVG in Australia and New Zealand.
The behaviour of AVG's LinkScanner caused much animosity toward the Czech-based company, including an anti-AVG website despite the popularity of its free security software.

More: http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=102097

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