AVG LinkScanner 2012.1796

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  1. TheKid7

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    AVG LinkScanner 2012.1796 (8/25/2011) is shown as available for download. There is also a pdf manual (8/30/2011).

    http://free.avg.com/us-en/download.prd-smf#tba1

    Has anyone tried AVG LinkScanner 2012.1796? Any issues with it?

    Is it compatible with Firefox 6?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Kernelwars

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    92 mb for linkscanner?:doubt:
     
  3. TheKid7

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    On one of my Windows XP Pro PC's, I uninstalled version 2011, restarted the PC and installed version 2012. Version 2012 is compatible with Firefox 6.
     
  4. acr1965

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    The documentation says compatible with Google Chrome. Anyone trying this on Chrome?
     
  5. raven211

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    Yes it works.
     
  6. acr1965

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    works in chrome with search results too?
     
  7. TheKid7

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    I have upgraded from version 2011 to version 2012 on the 2nd of my 3 Windows XP Pro PC's. So far I have not noticed any problems.
     
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    AVG LinkScanner is back :thumb:
     
  9. TonyW

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    If you have to have the AVG Security Toolbar installed, why is there an option to check the weather?! As nice as that may be, it ain't anything to do with security.
     
  10. TheKid7

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    You don't have to have the AVG Security Toolbar installed. I always opt-out of installing the toolbar (including the other option on the installation page where the toolbar option is shown) and the option at the end of the installation about participating in 'something'. You still get full protection without the toolbar.

    The only two times that I remember in the past couple of years that AVG LinkScanner detected/blocked anything malicious were malicious ads that tried to load when I was using Internet Explorer on hotmail's website. Most of the time I avoid using Internet Explorer. I typically use Firefox with Adblock Plus. Of course, Sandboxie would have caught the malicious script anyway, but it is nice to have the website ratings in Search results.
     
  11. raven211

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    Yep :)
     
  12. InfinityAz

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    It's working with search results for you?

    On the web site it lists:

    SUPPORTED BROWSERS
    Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Mozilla Firefox
    Google Chrome (Active Surf-Shield only)
    Opera (Active Surf-Shield only)
     
  13. raven211

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    Companies are different in their effectivity to update stuff (e.g. software vs. webpage info.).
     
  14. TonyW

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    I appreciate that, and know one can opt out. I was just making the observation that the toolbar, should one wish to use it, has a weather component within it. Strikes me as odd when it's supposed to be a SECURITY toolbar. :)
     
  15. m00nbl00d

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    New version... same old stuff.

    Safe-Search/Search-Shield protection is simply poor. Surf-Shield is great, and it protects users against exploits, but they also need to be protected against fraudulent websites and phishing websites, in a more effective way.

    Not only that, Safe-Search/Search-Shield should be renamed and work differently. It works passively and should work preventively, instead. Say someone receives a link in an e-mail. This person clicks the link pretending to come from some service, and the user has no idea it's a fraudulent website or phishing website.

    I'm not arguing the user shouldn't know better; he/she should. The point is that, at some point in time, someone will fall for it and Safe-Search is of no help outside of search results.

    P.S: Too bad AVG representatives don't come here anymore. There used to be one, but after talking to me in a thread he left? lol
     
  16. Kernelwars

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    rofl man..Maybe he found avg to be very heavy to carry around while being bombarded by you :argh: :D
     
  17. Yanick

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    Veery nasty :D
     
  18. m00nbl00d

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    Maybe I'll consider joining AVG forums to give them some love. :D
     
  19. The Hammer

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    I'm sure they're feeling it.:D
     
  20. Kernelwars

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    Yes Hammer I am sure they are feeling their own weight too. I think the whole avg crew need to go on a diet and exercise..:D They are so heavy it needs muscle to even install this thing I must say:argh:
     
  21. icr

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    Ditto had the same thought
    157 mb of setup of AVG IS
    92 mb of setup of Linkscanner:ouch:
     
  22. m00nbl00d

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    You know what people say... It's not the size that matters, but the performance. :blink: ;)
     
  23. Kernelwars

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    Rofl dude. What happens if the size is like big show and performance is null?:D
     
  24. m00nbl00d

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    Then, someone has got real problems, that should be solved asap. :D

    I'm just saying that, regardless of the size (I'm not talking about monstruosities, just to be clear. :rolleyes:), if the performance is great, why complain?

    I mean, there are security applications that are light in their size, but with quite a heavy performance.

    I got two relatives using the latest version of LinkScanner, and when I checked it was using ~13.000K (all processes together - avgwdsvc.exe (avg service), avgnsx.exe and avgtray.exe). Not bad IMO, at all.
     
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