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Avira free antivirus - iritating pop ups, want to turn off


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#1 Mcinwwl

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:36 AM

Since I encountered a problem with updating Comodo AV signatures database, (same as described here), I have changed my AV to Avira Free. After installation, I've uninstalled Avira online essentials (additional tool that I don't need, and installs together with AV, for the ones that don't know) Unfortunately, the company wants to persuade me to reinstall AOL by popping up "update" information every few reboots, and they try to make me upgrade to premium using the same method. I am not to do neither of it, so here's my question:

 

Any way to disable this iritating pop up windows by a small change in the program's files or a small registry modofication?

 

I am running WinXP Home SP3, other IS software running permanently are Comodo 5 Sandbox/Firewall/Defense+, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free and Unchecky.

 

I'll be grateful for any help :>



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:18 AM

What is Avira Online Essentials?

Avira Online Essentials is the next generation Avira platform that integrates multiple Avira products and services and allows users to connect and manage multiple devices. You just need to
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...Avira Online Essentials is not a product, which you install, but an web application, which helps you to manage and monitor all you devices. You can access Avira Online Essentials at any time from everywhere...

Components of Avira Online Essentials
* The Avira Launcher (Windows Client)
* The Avira Dashboard (Web application)


How to Uninstall Avira Client installed by Avira Online Essentials?

Update: After uninstalling Avira client, when Avira Update dialog appears (check the screenshot below), dont click Accept and Update, if you do so, it reinstalls Avira client or online essentials into your computer again. To avoid that happening, close that dialog, after that, when Avira Update dialog asks to Cancel, click Yes.


An offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full or pro version. Market and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. As such, users may have to deal with occassional pop-up but nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version.
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