Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AVG 2011 Bug Affects Browsing Experience, Could Also Hurt Websites

Once again, AVG's LinkScanner is causing problems.  I have spent a considerable amount of time the past couple of days attempting to help someone on a help forum who has been having problems with his browser "Not Responding".  I have now learned that the issue is likely attributable to AVG 2011's LinkScanner component.

Technically, it is a form of HTTP hammering with the impact depending on how many users with AVG 2011 access a particular site. That aside, as suggested by Softpedia, browsers will open tens or hundreds of connections in the background and will become unresponsive.

As a result of the above information, if you have AVG 2011 and LinkScanner installed on your computer and you have been experiencing problems, you may wish to consider uninstalling LinkScanner.

By the way, if you need an alternative, my favorite, free-for-personal-use antivirus software is Microsoft Security Essentials.  


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