With over 200 million downloads on CNET alone, AVG Free is among the most popular free antivirus solutions on the market today. If you're one of the countless users who find AVG's notification area to be naggy, then keep reading to disable it once and for all.

The workaround is as simple as renaming a couple of files in AVG's main program directory. Furthermore, in an attempt to save you time, we've written a quick batch file which renames the files and disables the notification area for you. In this revisited version of the tip, we have updated a working fix for the latest version of AVG. It should also work with all language versions of the program, unlike our first try at disabling the undesirable notification panel.

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