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Tech Tip of the Week: How to Disable Avira Antivir's Pop-up Advertisements

By Julio Franco ยท 34 replies
Oct 28, 2009
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  1. AntiMoronic

    AntiMoronic TS Rookie Posts: 27

    thanks, sure this will help a lot of people.
  2. For crying out loud, don't post articles like these! The reason people have been able disable the nag without Avira acting on the problem, is that a sufficient small portion of the users were taking advantage. We had to dig around forums to find solutions. By bringing the solution (well, kind of a solution, the article actually mentions a method which causes the updater to continually try and re-update avnotify.exe) to news headlines, everyone's going to take a stab. Avira will have no choice but to change their nag program to ensure it runs, else disable avguard.
  3. TBolt

    TBolt TS Rookie Posts: 65

    So then we'll just have to post the next work around. Sooner or later these companies will get the hint and just stop nagging us.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I know we shouldn't complain about free stuff
    But that's the point. Its free, not free with we are going to tell you to pay every single time you update !

    That's free?
    Its similar to a new computer with a free Restore included, hmm oh you have to buy the disc (or make an inferior one of your own.

    Nothing is just free anymore (without some type complication)
    But I don't complain :blackeye:
  5. UglyChild

    UglyChild TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Why not just delete the file????
  6. Yea, switch to avast! Everyone loves an AV that can be shut off remotely!
  7. When I did this, the whole Avira application messed up and I had to use the registry cleaner and reinstall it. Weird.
  8. None of these techniques work on Windows 7 anymore. Avira has apparently found a way to deny permissions to change security settings, or even delete avnotify.exe.

    I'm deleting it and installing Macafee, which I get free through my work. Not my favorite, but it doesn't annoy me on a regular basis.
  9. This doesn't work for me. After I deny read and execution, a window asks for confirmation. When I accept, it says "You can't save changes to permission on avnotify. Access denied."
  10. Scarecrow237

    Scarecrow237 TS Rookie

    "Unable to save permission changes on avnotify.exe. Access is denied." appears for me, as well. It looks like Avira figured out a way to prevent us from disabling their pop ups.

    I'd stop using avira, but I don't wish to have that kind of vulnerability. Microsoft's Security Essentials IS NOT SECURE I got viruses using that.

    I'm just going to have to bug Avira about this

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