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AVG 2011 Bug Affects Browsing Experience


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#1 tork

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:04 PM

AVG 2011 Bug Affects Browsing Experience, Could Also Hurt Websites - Softpedia

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....

According to a topic on the French AVG support forum, the company is aware of at least some of these problems and is working to resolve them.



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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:50 PM

this explains a lot I've experienced glitches in my browsers since installing AVG


I may have a temporary workaround - I've disabled AVG's link scanner both components Search-Shield Surf-Shield & The AVG security Toolbar since there not critical components & it seems to be helping my browser went for dragging to flying again

Edited by wildman424, 12 October 2010 - 04:54 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:58 PM

In my books, AVG went belly up few years ago, when version 8.0 was introduced.
Since then, if it's not one problem, then another.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:33 PM

After I installed AVG 2011 Free Edition had lots of strange events.

So I uninstalled it to discover I could not even connect to the net.

Somehow it or something in it disabled my network adapter :flowers:

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Edited by ummagumma, 22 October 2010 - 12:34 PM.

Come on dude....turn up the low end!

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 08:49 AM

I tried the AVG2011 free edition on my Windows 7 PC and yes, the scanning of links in a web page is very slow. If you are using Instant Search in Google, which is ON by default, then you will see nothing for minutes.
The other thing I did not like was AVG Cache server which builds cache of all files on your hard disk for protection. Because of this your hard disk running for hours.
In spite of these, I found AVG2011 has improved detection rates compared to previous versions.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:30 PM

IMHO! I would remove anything AVG completely and install MSE.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Give it a try you might like it. It's free from Microsoft and is rated up there with the big paid for programs.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

I agree that AVG isn't as good as it once was there has been problems with this new version :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:40 AM

IMHO! I would remove anything AVG completely and install MSE.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Give it a try you might like it. It's free from Microsoft and is rated up there with the big paid for programs.


I just started running MSE on all of our computers a couple of months ago. The jury is out at this point as I have a post in the malware/trojan section here BUT I think I may have had an infected machine when it was installed.

You're liking MSE though? How long have you been running it? Any ThinkPoint requests?

Thanks,
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:15 AM

I've also heard that MSE used with a good scanner such as MBAM is all you really need - and the best part is they are free! This is the setup they now use where I work and it seems effective. I personally run the latest version of AVG with MBAM and the Emsisoft scanner (formerly A squared) but am considering dropping AVG for MSE. B)
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:29 AM

I've also heard that MSE used with a good scanner such as MBAM is all you really need - and the best part is they are free! This is the setup they now use where I work and it seems effective. I personally run the latest version of AVG with MBAM and the Emsisoft scanner (formerly A squared) but am considering dropping AVG for MSE. B)


Well like I said, we had AVG for years and it was just letting too much stuff through over the last year that I spent HOURS cleaning (thanks to all the great information on this site!) so I switched everyone over to MSE after watching a few videos of it on youtube.

We are now running; MSE, MalwareBytes, Superanti Spyware and CCleaner.

Right now I've got something nasty and I'm having to run in Safe Mode.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:33 AM

As an aside ... thanks for the reply! I now know my 'notification' from BleepingComputer is working!

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