Users who are using AVG anti-virus might have been alerted by the security expert that their iTunes program is infected by virus. A malware named Trojan horse small.bog is purportedly identified and detected hiding in iTunes files by the AVG antivirus after users have updated their latest virus definitions. As a security measure, AVG will quarantine these infected files and prevent iTunes from working. Apparently this security alert is a false alarm triggered by the famous free antivirus software. AVG has made a howler by identifying iTunes files as a Trojan horse. This error only happens when users are using the AVG Antivirus Free edition. If users are running the full AVG Security Suite or other antivirus programs such as Norton Antivirus, McAfee, etc, there is no alarm triggered.

Other than creating confusion amongst users, the false alarm, Trojan horse small.bog, doesn’t really jeopardize users’ systems. Users can disable the false alert by creating an exception in AVG:

1. Open AVG
2. Go to Resident Shield -> Manage Exceptions -> Add Path
3. Add C:\Program Files\iTunes and C:\Program Files\iPod