AVG Link Scanner breaks FireFTP

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AVG Link Scanner blocks FireFTP, 6 Feb 2009 by Will Johnson, wjhonson@aol.com

So tonight, like every night, I wanted to backup some files into an online archive of mine. My FireFTP window opens, but won't connect. I can see my local files, but no remote files.

Remembering that I had recently updated AVG with that new link scanner thingie, I hunted around on AVG and disabled it. And bam, my FireFTP can now connect normally. Co-incidence? I don't think so.

AVG can you please get your act on the ball a bit better? I know you're free, but do you really have to break my computer to keep me awake? kthnxbye

To disable your AVG Link Scanner, open the AVG window, double-click on Link Scanner, then un-check "Enable AVG Search-Shield". In fact I may just keep this thing unchecked permanently. I've survived this long without a nanny deciding for me what sites are safe and what are not.

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