Recently i encountered this issue, i was UNABLE to download any files from the internet. Regardless of .exe, .jpg , .png and all type format. Google Chrome showed “virus scan failed” every time the download started.
I suspected something wrong with my Google Chrome browser, but when i try downloading it with Internet Explorer, the same thing happened . I just cannot download the file regardless of its format.
This is how to fix it.
This error have something to do if your PC is using AVG antivirus.
1. Go to C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\
2. Find the file name avgoff2k.dll
3. Rename it to avgoff2k.bak
4. Restart your browser, the problem should be solved!