How To Disable The Avira Upgrade Notification

Avira just release Avira AntiVir, version 10. Avira AntiVir Personal is a free version of Avira anti-virus product which provides basic anti-virus and anti-spyware protection against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans, malware, spyware and costly dialers.

I downloaded  the  Avira AntiVir Personal to run on my Windows 7 machine. i realize there is an annoying feature which will always pops up advertisement screen to persuade users to upgrade to paid premium edition of Avira product

This pop-up ads, of free edition of Avira Anti-Virus product displayed whenever auto-updater runs to update the anti-virus signature database. 

This annoying feature can be disable, just follow the following step to disable it:

  • Click Start ->Run-> Type secpol.msc, or alternatively, go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy.
  • Click on Software Restriction Policy-> Right click on it and click on create new restriction policies
  • Right Click on Additional Rules and select New Path Rule
  • Enter the full path to avnotify.exe in the Path: text box or click on Browse button to locate the avnotify.exe exectable (C:\Program Files\(Avira)\AntiVir Desktop\ and double-click avnotify.exe)
  • Set the Security level drop-down menu as Disallowed.
  • Click OK and Apply the settings. The Avira Antivirus Notification is now disabled. You’ll never see that notifier again.

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