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AVG 8 officially blows

I was wondering why every so often all the web sites I normally visit, like LJ and FA, would lose all my custom settings.  Apparently when AVG 8 detects a "tracking cookie", it helpfully DELETES THE ENTIRE COOKIES.TXT FILE!  That means every single cookie in Firefox gets wiped out, not just the tracking cookie.  Thanks, Grisoft!


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Apr. 19th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
I've gotten my first popup pushing AVG 8. Sounds like I won't update until they stop doing updates for 7.5.

So did you find a setting to disable that 'feature'?
Apr. 20th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
You have to disable cookie scanning entirely, in three different locations (Resident Shield, and in Advanced Settings under Scans and Schedules).
Apr. 22nd, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
AVG 8.0 deleting cookies file
Hi folks

I just checked with the powers that be at AVG HQ, and it appears this should have been fixed in 8.0 but unfortunately slipped through the checking nets. Rest assured it will be fixed in SP1, coming soon. In the meantime, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Pat Bitton
AVG Technologies
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