It is rare to see one software product that has caused such a stir. It is usually Norton or McAfee who receives the ‘bad mouthing’, but this time it is AVG with their LinkScanner technology. All over the Internet people and web site owners have been screaming about how AVG’s LinkScanner has created false traffic and has become a royal pain. But AVG took notice and has fixed the problem, I hope. I found this on a forum from an AVG vendor who stated:

Peter Cameron, Managing Director of AVG Australia / New Zealand here again.

As promised, I am letting you know that the latest update for AVG Free edition has addressed and rectified the issue that Simon and other members of Whirlpool (and others) have brought to our attention. This update has now been released to users and has also been built into the latest installation package for AVG Free.

It typically takes several days for all free users to get updated so results of this change should be seen by early next week. A similar update for AVG’s commercial users will be released on Tuesday as previously notified.

We thank you for your feedback. You can see that we do listen to you and take appropriate action as required. We are totally committed to providing maximum protection for our users and for the Internet eco-system as a whole without causing unnecessary disruption.

Peter Cameron
Managing Director
AVG Australia / New Zealand

Hopefully this will put an end to the controversy once and for all.

Comments welcome.