AVG update disguises LinkScanner traffic as IE6

Earlier this month, AVG was pointed to as the source of a new bandwidth hog on the Internet with one of their fancier anti-malware tools causing a huge jump in traffic on popular sites. At least admins were able to identify what was going on and filter out the nonsense traffic under this scenario. However, AVG has made things more difficult with a recent update in which its LinkScanner program disguises itself as IE6.

http://www.techspot.com/news/30641-AVG-update-disguises-LinkScanner-traffic-as-IE6.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/26/avg_disguises_fake_traffic_as_ie6/

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