Contact from AVG

I’ve had a response from Pat Bitton (Head of Global Communications) at AVG, who I emailed earlier following their comment on The Register.

…we’ve been working since then to
figure out exactly was going on and how we might fix it with the best
results for everyone. Your offer to assist is much appreciated, and I’m
copying this reply to Roger Thompson* so he and his team can contact you
directly…

So, it looks like we’re getting somewhere and hopefully this’ll mean a change to the way LinkScanner operates to keep webmasters and site owners happy.

* Chief of Research at AVG and designer of LinkScanner while serving as CTO of Exploit Prevention Labs

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My name in lights

… well, not quite.

A week has passed since I email The Register about the AVG logfile spam problems, but, after lots of emails between myself and their Internet Editor, they’re now running the story.

I’m a little annoyed that they don’t acknowledge that I brought this to their attention, but ah well. All I really wanted to do was let the community know that this happening and see if together we can sort this.

I’m really pleased to see that an employee from AVG has stepped up within the comments of the article on El Reg and wants to work with us (webmasters/site owners) to see if we can improve the situation. I’ve already emailed them and await a response.

I’ll keep you posted.

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