Security vendor AVG is doing some damage control today. Following an embarrassing slip-up in which their antivirus software misidentified a key Windows system file as malware, crippling non-English versions of XP, the company has announced it will offer a free license or a license extension to those affected by the faulty update.

Essentially, the offer covers a free one-year AVG 8.0 license for affected users of commercial AVG 7.5 products or license extension to those already running the latest version. In addition, affected users of AVG Free products will get a free one-year license for AVG Anti-Virus 8.0. Interested? The company says it will contact affected customers beginning November 24 and advise them on how to obtain the free year of service.