Response by AVG regarding Linkscanner on AVG products

There’s a news earlier that “AVG scanner blasts internet with fake traffic”

One of the comments in the said article is from AVG and it is entitled as “Response from AVG”

Hi, folks. Pat Bitton from AVG here. This issue has clearly raised some concerns that we had not anticipated, and we acknowledge that we need to do something. Our primary purpose with LinkScanner, as Roger Thompson has pointed out, is to protect users against web-based threats that they cannot see. These threats are also usually invisible to web site operators, who presumably also don’t wish to be unwittingly passing infections on to their visitors. This kind of problem can and does affect all types of web sites, big or small, and is extremely transient – which is why we don’t use the static database approach cited by some as a viable alternative. Over the next few days, we will be exploring ways in which we can continue to deliver informed protection as unobtrusively as possible without adversely impacting site analytics. Any webmaster reading this post who is interested in working with us constructively to reach this goal is welcome to contact me at pat.bitton(at)avg.com.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/13/avg_scanner_skews_web_traffic_numbers/comments/

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