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    Thunderbird and AVG

    Just upgraded Thunderbird to 10.0 version and found out that my AVG 2012 free edition was now not compatible so scanning of e-mails just not gonna happen. Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in another section.

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    It appears that everyone is having this problem with this combination of versions. The fix for now is to uninstall Thunderbird v10 and install Thunderbird v9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    It appears that everyone is having this problem with this combination of versions. The fix for now is to uninstall Thunderbird v10 and install Thunderbird v9.
    Curious and curiouser when receiving e-mail this morning had following message on bottom of mail

    No virus found in this message.
    Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
    Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2112/4799 - Release Date: 02/09/12

    Now to say the least, it's a tad disconcerting to me not to mention the confusion. Of course I'm confused most of the time.

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    Who knows. Perhaps AVG found and silently fixed a problem. Glad it worked.
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    AVG is not the only AV vendor having trouble coping with Mozilla's wonky fast update cycle. ESET has basically given up entirely on trying to keep their plugin compatible with T'Bird. They claim their email scanner will still work on emails being received via any email client, but it is only the spam filtering non-security features which get disabled by not having the plugin running.

    Likely the same is true of AVG. I believe the AV scan actually happens before the email gets handed over to the email client because the AV acts as a kind of email proxy; at least that's my non-technical interpretation.

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    Likely the same is true of AVG. I believe the AV scan actually happens before the email gets handed over to the email client because the AV acts as a kind of email proxy; at least that's my non-technical interpretation
    Well it's a coin flip when you look at thunderbird saying it's disabled and AVG telling you they are checking. Who do you believe.

    I'm pretty careful with e-mail anyway as I don't click on links, this kinda stuff just gives me a chance to visit the lounge.
    Last edited by Not Brightest Bulb; 2012-02-10 at 11:19.

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