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disabling avira notifier


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#1 Ket

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

I have very recently installed the new Avira Free Antivirus 12. I could not disable the annoying pop-up notifier through the properties of avnotify.exe, like I could in the previous versions. So I created a new software restriction policy for avnotify.exe through control panel/administrative tools/Local security Policy.

I was wondering if avnotify.exe is there also for other reasons, and by restricting it I may cause a malfunction of avira. Anybody knows?

I have windows 7 ultimate x64

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:30 PM

You may not receive popups that could be alerting you of malicious websites or files that could potentially be downloading.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:25 AM

Thank you cryptodan.

Does anyone know if there's another way to disable the notifier?

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:02 AM

Do give the following links a read:

http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm

http://minibayit.net/remove_antivir_popup.htm

http://forum.notebookreview.com/security-anti-virus-software/359972-avira-keeps-updating-avnotify-exe.html

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=118941

I'm positive that one of them will fix it for you. :)
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:37 AM

These advertisements are not daily, unless that has something worth reading. So.. if has something worth reading, as a great offer, advertisements could appear every day. If you purchase Avira Premium / Premium Security Suite, these advertisements will stop. Otherwise, it is a violation of Avira's End-user license agreement.

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#6 Ket

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

Do give the following links a read:

http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm

http://minibayit.net/remove_antivir_popup.htm

http://forum.notebookreview.com/security-anti-virus-software/359972-avira-keeps-updating-avnotify-exe.html

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=118941

I'm positive that one of them will fix it for you. :)


Thank you ReviverSoft. However, most advices given on these links are for blocking avnotify.exe from executing. But according to user cryptodan, earlier on this thread "You may not receive popups that could be alerting you of malicious websites or files that could potentially be downloading."

If that is true then I guess there is no other workaround.

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I see what you're saying. I was not aware of it and thank you for pointing it out. I hope I haven't simultaneously violated any of the forum's rules.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:56 PM

Thank you ReviverSoft. However, most advices given on these links are for blocking avnotify.exe from executing. But according to user cryptodan, earlier on this thread "You may not receive popups that could be alerting you of malicious websites or files that could potentially be downloading."

If that is true then I guess there is no other workaround.

@quietman7
I see what you're saying. I was not aware of it and thank you for pointing it out. I hope I haven't simultaneously violated any of the forum's rules.


I hope I'm not posting this too late for you to see, but I would uninstall avira anyway. I used it for a long time, and it was a great program, until they partnered with ask.com and uniblue registry cleaner. The ask toolbar is considered by many as bordering on malware, and avira itself used to detect and remove it! Now it offers to install it as a free security add-on. Avira has lost all credibility in my opinion, they've basically proven that you can buy yourself off their definitions list. Anyway, in regard to cryptodan's point - I would just install Web of Trust and switch to the free version of Avast for your AV.




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