Hack AntiVir – disable the nag screen

I have just bought a new notebook pc and was looking for a FREE antivirus program to install.

I have used AVG free before but since it went to V8 and you had to upgrade I haven’t liked it. It just seems a bit too big and lumpy now. Search Search Search and I found Avira AntiVir.

But the one thing I don’t like, fairly minor I guess, is the “Buy the Pro Version” nag screen that pops up after it updates each day .

Well, here is a little work around hack to stop it popping up.
My PC has Windows Vista Home Premium by the way, please no Apple Macs don’t get viruses comments 🙂 .

  • Go to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe
  • Rightclick avnotify.exe and chose Properties then Security
  • Under the “Group or Username” SYSTEM click Edit
  • Put a checkmark under the Deny column for “Read and Execute” (one will also check at Read automatically)

  • 2 Responses to “Hack AntiVir – disable the nag screen”

    1. 1 Richard
      October 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

      Genius. Progress on computers can be measured by the ability to not have to download a new program to complete a task. I almost downloaded “Nag Screen Killer” but decided to Google a bit further.
      Thanks for this.

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