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Disable the Avira AntiVir personal free AntiVirus nag screen:

There's a good (very high virus detection rates), free antivirus application, AntiVir that has a very annoying "nag" popup that launches daily to try to get you to buy their premium version.

If you want to just use the free version, here's how to disable that annoying nag popup (choose the appropriate procedure below based on your operating system):

Windows 2000/XP: (2000 & XP Pro do not require you to boot into safe mode)
Boot into Safe Mode (tap F8 repeatedly after you restart the computer)
Log in using the Administrator account
Go to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe
Right-click avnotify.exe-> properties-> security-> advanced
Under the Permissions tab click on SYSTEM under Permission entries:
Edit-> Traverse Folder / Execute File-> deny-> ok ->apply-> yes -> ok-> ok
Reboot the computer into Normal Mode (start-> shutdown-> restart)

Windows XP Pro & Vista Business/Ultimate/Enterprise
Start-> Control Panel
Administrative tools-> Local security policy
Click on Software Restriction Policy-> Action (at the top)-> create new restriction policies
Right-click additional rules (on the right side)-> new path rule
Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\(Avira)\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\ and double-click avnotify.exe
Set the security level to Disallowed-> apply-> ok

Windows Vista Home Premium
Go to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe
Right-click avnotify.exe-> properties-> security->
Under the group or username SYSTEM click edit
Put a checkmark under the DENY column for "read and execute"

Windows 2000:
Click Start, and then click Run
In the Open box, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK
Expand User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then expand System
In the right pane, double-click Don't run specified Windows applications
Click Enabled, and then click Show
Click Add, and then type the executable file name of the program (avnotify.exe) that you want to restrict users from running.
Click OK, click OK, and then click OK (NOTE: If domain-level policy settings are defined, they may override this local policy setting.)
Quit Group Policy Object Editor
Restart the computer

Additionally, to disable the splash screen on startup:
Open regedit and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
In the right pane double-click avgnt and add /nosplash at the end of the path (ex. /min /nosplash)


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