Turned "off" the Link Scanner in my Anti Virus

  wee eddie 12:51 23 Nov 2009
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This has speeded up my surfing considerably. In particular ~ this site.

But the question is:

If I am not visiting many sites, out-with my usual round, and definitely not following e-mail links.

What level of risk have I added?

  interzone55 13:01 23 Nov 2009

I don't think you are exposed to any additional risks.

The Linkscanner in AVG simply scans ahead, using additional bandwidth and distorting site statistics of websites, warning of potential risks in links.

But if you visited one of the pages the AV would kick in and protect you anyway.

  birdface 15:08 23 Nov 2009

use this instead.

click here

  I am Spartacus 15:50 23 Nov 2009

or McAfee Site Advisor click here

  Toneman 18:32 23 Nov 2009

Think I already have mywot but haven't noticed anything, what should I look for? It just shows up in "Tools".

  merc. 21:27 23 Nov 2009

How do you turn of link scanner in avg

Merc

  peter99co 21:35 23 Nov 2009

see mywot.com
buteman
Sun, [email protected]:01

peter99co

Yes thats the one.It does the same job as the link scanner.It puts a little circle on your toolbar which changes color when you go to a bad site.
make sure you choose the correct one as there is one for I/E and one for Firefox.

  wee eddie 01:47 24 Nov 2009

Click on AVG > Overview Page > click on Link Scanner > un-tick the Settings > Later, if you are happy with the result > click "Ignore the state of this" This will remove the Unprotected warning

  Forum Editor 18:35 24 Nov 2009

so I'm moving it there from Speakers Corner.

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