Stay away from AVG if you can.
I’ve just found out that AVG antivirus has a new “feature” that is causing problems all over the net.
You can read more about the specifics at:
I probably wouldn’t mention it if it was an accident, and AVG are busy trying to fix it… but when AVGs Roger Thompson says: And if that causes problems for webmasters, so be it. “I don’t want to sound flip about this, but if you want to make omelets, you have to break some eggs.”
Well I think that attitude is wrong.
Although Avira Antivir is my most recommended antivirus, AVG was my second choice, simply because it didn’t have the “please register” popup that avira has… and it has a good antispyware program (although it pains me to say that windows defender is pretty darn good as well)
Now what? I don’t know. I’ll evaluate avast and see how it goes.
Unfortunately, most users will be unaware that their AVG is causing problems.
If you are currently using AVG, you can try to disable link scanning (but not everyone would know how to do it)… or you can uninstall it, and install avira antivir. I cant say if avast is good, as I haven’t evaluated it yet.