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AVG disguises traffic as IE6 - DDoSing sites

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Essentially AVG's linkscanner is DDosing many websites, claiming to be legit IE6 traffic.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/26 ... ic_as_ie6/

Time for a new AV, people.

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Post by teriaki 511 »

AVG 8 is horrific IMO, i can't tell if its scanning by computer or not, AVG 7 is way better, but its discontinued...
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Post by Rob Jansen »

Well for 7.5 you can still get updates...

But i see many unknown visitors on my site, very short time, but i think its the AVG.

I cant trust the visitors number anymore (if i really care, its more like a information website).

BTW, working on a newer version, more clean, this website isnt going to be up for a few weeks/months.
Please if you respond to the website stated above, do it in the right topic in Microsoft OS.

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Post by QuiescentWonder »

Looks like they've rolled out an update that's fixed the problem.

And no, they discontinued updates for 7.5 on May 30.

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Post by Rob Jansen »

Well no.

They still continue to update it, i know a few people who use 7.5 and still updates and scans every day.
Business can even still buy 7.5

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Post by QuiescentWonder »

Oh. I got all sorts of messages from telling me to upgrade to 8.0 because the updates for 7.5 would be ended, so I did.

This is starting to make me not want to use AVG.

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AVG actually said that they'd stop doing that after everybody complained. I mean, nobody would mind if they ACTUALLY identified themselves as bots, but, well, they didn't and that was the problem.

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid ... 1&from=rss
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... #r15942208

Check those out for reading. And, if you check around on the internet, there's a way to not install the link scanner for new installs with a console switch. I have this, because it wrongly identifies a lot of URLs as dangerous.

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