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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:04 PM

AVG update to fix false Trojan warning

By Claire Woffenden
Published 2015-12-17

Anti-virus giant AVG sparked fear among internet users on Thursday after its popular security scanner falsely identified websites as infected with a malicious Trojan horse application. Visitors to popular websites, such as Mirror.co.uk and Twitch.tv, were greeted with a warning that AVG had detected a threat called "Trojan horse Exploit.SWF_c.AP", with the recommendation to remove it. Once removed, the warning pop-up window would reappear multiple times.