How to Disable Avira’s AntiVir Nag Screen
Avira AntiVir Personal is a free antivirus software which provides basic anti-virus and anti-spyware protection against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans, malware, spyware and costly dialers. It is good antivirus except it always pops up and displays annoying nag advertisement screen which persuades users to upgrade to paid premium edition of Avira product.
This notification message always displayed when auto-updater runs to update avira database. No one using Avira free version like pop up screen everytime. If you want to get rid of this here are the methods which can give you some kind of relief.
1. Run gpedit.msc.
2. Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System.
3. Double click on Don’t run specified Windows applications setting.
4. Click on Enabled radio button if it’s not yet enabled.
5. Click on Show button.
6. Add "avnotify.exe" and click OK.
1. Run secpol.msc, or go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
2. Click on Software Restriction Policy > Action (at the top) > create new restriction policies
3. Right-click additional rules (on the right side) > new path rule
4. Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\(Avira)\AntiVir Desktop\ and double-click avnotify.exe
5. Set the security level to Disallowed > apply > ok
Method 3 (For Vista and Window 7)
1. Sign in to Administrator account.
2. Open Windows Explorer.
3. Navigate to the folder location for avnotify.exe.
For Avira version 9, it’s likely to be C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avnotify.exe and C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe for earlier version.
4. Right click on avnotify.exe and select Properties.
5. Go to Security tab > Advanced button
6. Under Permissions tab, click on Change Permissions button (only if applicable), and then select and highlight SYSTEM user, and click on Edit button.
7. Tick the Deny check box for Traverse folder / execute file rights.
8. Click OK
The above methods should leave you with a nag-free Avira install, at least until an update comes along and wipes out how the ad is currently being called out. You could avoid this mess altogether of course, and install Microsoft’s newly released Security Essentials, which is free and won’t bug you with any nag screens.