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New malware scanner from AVG Technologies raises web traffic

nuevvo
Minted
Posted on Oct 05, '08 at 05:15 am

Shaun,

have a look at this: theregister.co.uk/2008/06/13/avg_scanne … ic_numbers

“Early last month, webmasters here at The Reg noticed an unexpected spike in our site traffic. Suddenly, we had far more readers than ever before, and they were reading at a record clip. Visits actually doubled on certain landing pages, and more than a few ho-hum stories attracted an audience worthy of a Pulitzer Prize winner. Or so it seemed.

As it turns out, much of this traffic was driven by the new malware scanner from AVG Technologies.”

ANYWAY to add AVG filtering to Mint?

UPDATES on AVG malware scanner here: theregister.co.uk/2008/06/26/avg_disgui … fic_as_ie6 theregister.co.uk/2008/07/02/linkscanne … porary_fix theregister.co.uk/2008/07/07/avg_stems_fake_traffic

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Oct 06, '08 at 08:46 am

All four of those articles are sensationalist drivel. The sole useful bit of information (found at the very end of the second article and then promptly forgotten) states that AVG only impacts log analysis tools—which Mint is not.

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