For those of us who run the free version of AVG, the link to upgrade to AVG 2011 only has paid upgrade options on it!
pretty convenient that about a couple weeks before taxes are due, existing free versions of AVG start reporting false positives on TurboTax and the fix is to upgrade to a $40 version.
If I'm missing some link to a new free version that doesn't report the false positive, please correct me. And maybe I'm just being overly skeptical, but I'm suspecting a marketing initiative on AVG's part. Might be time to switch over to Microsoft Security Essentials.
My workaround above stopped the trojan alerts in the free version and I'm just trusting that the whole thing is a case of false positives.
I reinstalled AVG free and I was able to load the tax files I had prepared before the whole incident.
There is a free version of AVG 2011, it just was't presented when I clicked on the huge upgrade banner on my older version. But when I tried to install it, it told me it wouldn't install because I was running COMODO firewall and it is apparently incompatible with the new AVG version.
Really making me think I want to switch to a different AV.