AVG mistakes Adobe file for malware

The AVG anti-virus program has once again mistaken files for malware, this time one connected to Adobe Flash.

Some users on the AVG forums had reported that a file connected with Adobe Flash was detected by AVG scanning software as malicious.

The software thought that the flash installation executable file was in fact the trojan PSW.Generic6.AQPD and requested its deletion.

Both the free and full versions of AVG 7.5 and 8 were affected, but a replacement update was released within hours of the original update.

It comes only a week after the AVG anti-virus software deleted a crucial Windows file which stopped some Europeans' Windows XP's systems from booting up.

AVG has already offered users affected by the previous Windows file problem a free year's subscription or upgrade extension.