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What is avnotify.exe?

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When I launch Avira Free Antivirus, a process called avnotify.exe appears that is not the antivirus itself. Is it adware?

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The avnotify.exe process is an application available within Avira that displays nag screen, virus info, upgrade information, etc. This is somewhat used to display promotions as well, and many users considered the app as being spyware. You can disable it using the following commands:

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

Next, start registry using Start > Run > regedit and navigate to this key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Locate the key with the avgnt.exe /min /ns process and assign /nosplash at the end. Reboot and the avgnotify.exe won't appear anymore.

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