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Submission + - AVG backs down from flooding the internet ( 1

Simon Wright writes: "This is an update to this story:

As a website that is featured heavily in many google australia search results, Whirlpool (Australia's largest technology forum) has been particularly affected by AVG's LinkScanner. We've seen a traffic increase as much as 12 hits per second from these bots. So we've actively and loudly campaigned against this move by AVG, encouraging all users of AVG 8.0 to uninstall the product.

The discussion starts here:

And AVG's backing down is posted here:

From the URL:
"As promised, I am letting you know that the latest update for AVG Free edition has addressed and rectified the issue that [Whirlpool] 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." — Peter Cameron, Managing Director, AVG Australia"

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AVG backs down from flooding the internet

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