When the AVG virus scanner is installed on a computer running Outlook Express, its default behavior is to add a small file to each message indicating that the message was scanned for viruses and it is clean. A side effect of this feature is that each message will display a paper clip icon next to the title, indicating that the message has an attachment when it does not. Change your settings in AVG to prevent it from adding attachments to your messages automatically.
AVG 8 and Later
Right click the AVG icon in the lower right corner of the screen, and click "Open AVG User Interface."
Click the "Tools" menu at the top of the window. Click "Advanced Settings."
Click "E-mail Scanner" on the menu. Remove the checks from both boxes labeled "Certify Mail" on the right side of the window.
Click "OK" to save your changes.
AVG 7 and Earlier
Right-click the AVG icon in the lower right corner of the screen, and click "Open AVG Free Control Center."
Click "E-mail Scanner" on the "Security status" list. Click the "Properties" button.
Click the "Configure" button in the window that opens.
Remove the checks from both boxes labeled "Certify Mail," and click "OK" to close each open window.
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