Windows 7 AVG Update detects iTunes as Malware

Discussion in 'Windows Security' started by kemical, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Aug 28, 2007
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    As per report submitted at, recent update of AVG detects iTunes as malware. Looks like it is a slip up from AVG's end for treating iTunes as virus. Users reported about the same at the Apple Forums. Oh well, this has nothing to do with iTunes on Mac OS X platform users.

    A discussion thread at the Apple Forums freshly pushed AVG antivirus' update carrying virus definitions detects iTunes.dll and iTunesRegistry.dll as "Trojan horse Small.BOG" malware. The details about "Trojan horse Small.BOG" weren't listed at the AVG website as well. Even those who re-installed iTunes again continued to face the same problem.

    At this moment, till the patch or fix comes out for AVG users have three options to choose from. First is that the users can stop using AVG if they wish continue using iTunes. Secondly, 9to5Mac suggested an exception "C:\Program Files (x86)\ipod" can be added in AVG's Resident Shield>Manage Exceptions>Add Path.

    For once, the Mac users might snicker on the fact that this problem only affects Windows OS based users. Nevertheless, it's an alarming state where virus definitions need to be updated cautiously and frequently.

    The above was copied and pasted from here: India > News > Software > AVG Update detects iTunes as Malware
  2. village idiot

    village idiot New Member

    Jun 19, 2009
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    That's because it is:tongue:

    Bit of a boo boo on behalf of AVG:eek:

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