Disable the Avira AntiVir avnotify & splash screen

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Avira AntiVir Personal is a great free antivirus and the only real complaint is the notifier window which can be very annoying. You can however disable the notifier window in Avira free in just a few steps.

Disable avnotify

Windows 2000:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run
  2. In the Open box, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK
  3. Expand User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then expand System
  4. In the right pane, double-click Don’t run specified Windows applications
  5. Click Enabled, and then click Show
  6. Click
    Add, and then type the executable file name of the program
    (avnotify.exe) that you want to restrict users from running.
  7. Click
    OK, click OK, and then click OK (NOTE: If domain-level policy settings
    are defined, they may override this local policy setting.)
  8. Quit Group Policy Object Editor
  9. Restart the computer

Windows 2000/XP: (2000 & XP Pro do not require you to boot into safe mode)

  1. Boot into Safe Mode (tap F8 repeatedly after you restart the computer)
  2. Log in using the Administrator account
  3. Go to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe
  4. Right-click avnotify.exe-> properties-> security-> advanced
  5. Under the Permissions tab click on SYSTEM under Permission entries:
  6. Edit-> Traverse Folder / Execute File-> deny-> ok ->apply-> yes -> ok-> ok
  7. Reboot the computer into Normal Mode (start-> shutdown-> restart)

Windows XP Pro & Vista Business/Ultimate/Enterprise

  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 PersonalEdition
    Classic\ and double-click avnotify.exe
  6. Set the security level to Disallowed-> apply-> ok

Windows Vista Home Premium

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe or for 64bit go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop
  2. Right-click avnotify.exe-> properties-> security->
  3. Under the group or username SYSTEM click edit
  4. Put a checkmark under the DENY column for “read and execute”

Disable the splash screen

  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)


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