Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Avira Antivir Nag Screen Disable

My by far favorite free antivirus is Avira Antivir. There is only two things about it that I hate.

  1. It nags you every time it updates the database to buy the full version. Bad Antivirus, Bad
  2. The splash screen at the beginning. This one is just a visual nuisance.

Now here is how you accomplish this.

Update Nag Disable  
   1. Start-> Control Panel
   2. Administrative tools-> Local security policy
   3. Click on Software Restriction Policy-> Action (at the top)-> create new restriction policies
   4. Right-click additional rules (on the right side)-> new path rule
   5. Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\(Avira)\AntiVir Personal Edition Classic\ and double-click avnotify.exe
   6. Set the security level to Disallowed-> apply-> ok

Splash Screen Disable
   1. Open regedit and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
   2. In the right pane double-click avgnt and add /nosplash at the end of the path (ex. /min /nosplash)

And that's about it! If there is any confusion be sure to ask about your confusion, per se’


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