[How To] Disable Antivir Antivirus Personal Update Pop-Up Nag Screen

Antivir Antivirus


5-4-09:  Initial release

Do you like to use freeware programs? Well, I do too and lately I am using Antivir Antivirus Personal, which is a freeware antivirus program. It works great, and is low on resource usage. The only real issue I have with it so far in the free version is that if you try to update, there is a pop up window that bugs you to buy teh full version.

Well, after some research, I figured out how to do it, and its pretty easy. Here are the steps below for Windows XP.

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
6. Set the security level to Disallowed-> Apply-> OK

That is it! If you are using any other operating system, then go to this guide here.

Or better yet, if you want a video, I have that too!

Wasn’t that easy?

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Posted on May 5, 2009, in News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. freewareelite

    GOOD CHOICE. Antivir is good already, and now you can even disable the nag screen? Excellent.

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  2. Disabling the nag screen in this manner may not be a good idea. It added over two minutes to my boot time. The only way I could reverse it was with a complete system reload. Instead, another way to handle this problem without modifying the Avira software, is to use a program called Clickoff. You can download at: http://www.johanneshuebner.com/en/clickoff.shtml

    Clickoff is a neat little program that will automatically close windows and popups, click on dialog buttons, and minimize or maximize windows, add text etc.. Among other things, I use it to close Avira Notifier, and to automatically select the Yes or No dialog buttons for other programs such as Internet Spades. It works great on XP, I’m not too sure about Vista or 7.

    This is a safe program. To be sure of this you can download it then check for viruses before installing at http://virusscan.jotti.org/en. This web site checks for viruses from 21 different AV providers.

    • I’m sorry to hear that disabling the nag screen slows down your PC. On my dual core machine, and on my humble 900mhz EEE netbook, it still works great. Oh well, to each user their own method and power.

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