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We love to hate iTunes, and apparently so does AVG

There have been more than a few complaints about iTunes over the years on DownloadSquad. We've said it sucks, we've called it one of the five most annoying programs around. It's been blasted for pushing other Apple apps we don't want and requiring us to re-download the whole 80Mb installer every times Apple farts out a new patch or wants to block some smartphone.

Within the last 24 hours, AVG has taken iTunes abuse to another level. Actions speak louder than words, after all, and an antivirus deciding to classify iTunes components as trojans? That's hard core.

AVG reports two core files - iTunes.dll and iTunesRegistry.dll - are infected with Small.BOG. As Inquisitr points out, that name doesn't appear in any other major antivirus provider's databases. Now, it's possible that AVG picked up on something nasty going on before every other provider in the world. It's much more likely, however, that this is a giant screw up.

And of course, that's exactly what AVG is reporting. If you run both programs, it's your call. If you hate iTunes, go ahead and let AVG burn it to the ground. If you'd rather not screw things up, make sure you choose not to quarantine the files and update your definitions right away. Based on what's been posted in the AVG forums, the new defs correct the problem.

[via Inquisitr]

Tags: avg, false-positive, itunes

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