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Hacking by AVG

by TonyCantlay / October 6, 2010 2:42 AM PDT

Hi -

I am very disturbed to discover that on two occasions AVG have entered my Antivirus Free application without permission and have made alterations to it - interrupting the operation of the programme and its protection.

Not only is this without any reference to myself, but it is in contravention of the application's own settings. Antivirus Free has a user-configurable Update Manager. I intentionally keep the automatic operation switched off, precisely in order to retain control of the application and updates added. Yet AVG bypass this when it suits them.

The whole reason we install antivirus applications is to prevent unauthorised interference with our computers. Why does this manufacturer assume the right to do the same ?


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Could be a bug.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2010 4:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Hacking by AVG

Did you report it?

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Re: Hacking by AVG
by Ondrej_AVG / October 6, 2010 3:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Hacking by AVG

Hello Tony Cantlay,

Have you already noticed my answer to the same your query at AVG Free forums?

Did you disable both AVG update schedules? (Update Manager corresponds just with virus database update schedule)
- open AVG -> menu Tools -> Advanced Settings -> Schedules
-> Virus database update schedule
-> Program update schedule

Please inform us about actual situation.

Thank you

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