AVG Embarrassing Updates Glitches

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AVG has suffered some embarrassing glitches for the past months, these includes last month update declared some ZoneAlarm firewall files to be part of a Trojan horse and last July AVG had to reconfigure its Linkscanner tool after various Web sites complained about the increased traffic as a result of the tool’s proactive scanning for malware.

This month update for AVG 8 suggested that a Windows system file is a Trojan horse, and users who delete the file form the system could leave their Windows XP systems endlessly rebooting or unable to reboot at all. The problem only affects users of AVG 8 products running the Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish language versions of Windows XP. AVG immediately sent out a corrected update to its customers, including those using the free editions of AVG.

A number of users who installed the update mistakenly received a warning that the Windows system file user32.dll product version 5.1.2600.3099 was infected with a Trojan virus and were prompted to delete a file essential to the operation of Windows XP.”

In response, the Czech antivirus company has posted details and a fix tool on its site. Now the question is if your an AVG user, would you change your anti virus software and shift to other reliable software?

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