Jackie Stewart - PC Help


Avira Antivir Antivirus

Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus is a reliable free antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. Monitors every action executed by the user or the operating system and reacts promptly when a malicious program is detected.

While Avira Antivir has one of the best detection rates of all antivirus, one of the main disadvantages is that you get annoying full-screen ads nagging you to upgrade. To remove these, read on.

Windows XP Home

Boot into Safe Mode. Log into an account with administrator privileges. Open C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop. Right click on avnotify.exe and go to Properties > Security > Advanced. Click on Edit-> Traverse Folder / Execute File-> deny-> OK. Repeat for all users

Windows 2000 / Windows XP Pro

Start > Run: secpol.msc Right click "Software Restriction Policies," Choose "New Software Restriction Policies." (Skip this step if there are subfolders in Software Restriction Policies already.) Right Click "Additional Rule" folder > New Path Rule. Where it says Path use the Browse button to find it the path is: (C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop then click on avnotify.exe) Make sure the "Security Level" Dropdown menu is selected as "Disallowed"

Windows Vista

Go to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avnotify.exe. Right-click avnotify.exe and go to Properties > Security. Under the group or username SYSTEM, click edit. Put a checkmark under the DENY column for "read and execute"

Windows 7 or Windows Vista Business/Ultimate

Open the control pane through Start > Control Panel. Go to Administrative Tools > Local security policy. Click on Software Restriction Policy > Action > Create new restriction policy. Right-click, and go to additional rules > new path rule. Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\ and double-click avnotify.exe. Set the security level to Disallowed. Click apply and OK