AntiVir PEC Ads - Can we remove them?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by rdsu, Dec 16, 2006.

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  1. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I installed this AV on my old Desktop computer, and notice that every time after the auto-update it appears a window with AntiVir ads...

    Can we avoid this or is the price we have to pay for this free version o_O

    Thanks
     
  2. Londonbeat

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    These threads have some good suggestions in:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=148503&highlight=antivir popup
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=148310&highlight=antivir screen
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=126175&highlight=antivir screen

    Londonbeat
     
  3. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Thanks, Londonbeat ;)
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    yes they can be removed,

    go to control panel > ad/remove > un-install antivir

    that should fix it :D
     
  5. Londonbeat

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    And that comment helps the OP how?.......
     
  6. farmerlee

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    Well it removes the pop up ads :)

    To the original poster, just use avast or avg, no pop ups, no nonsense, just good viral protection.
     
  7. Londonbeat

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    It also leaves the OP with no Antivirus. :)
     
  8. farmerlee

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    Yes but it resolves the issue of removing the ads ;P
     
  9. pilotart

    pilotart Registered Member

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    Londonbeat posted good links, one simple security setting and have not seen a single AvNotify (or warning about FireWall) since March on my Main System, thanks to all who have provided useful information on the subject.

    I do allow AvNotify on my Backup System, so I do get to see it four or so times a month, that is often enough to enjoy it.

    On the Main System it had been four or more times a day and that was overkill.
     
  10. redwolfe_98

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    i have never tried this (i am using antivir premium), but here is some info that i saw posted, about stopping antivir-classic's popup-ad (for what it is worth):

    Antivir Tweaks

    To disable the AntiVir startup splash screen find the autostart registry entry, probably located in something like HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run... Add '/nosplash' (without quotes) at the end.

    To disable nag screen create the following registry entry at the following location:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Safer\CodeIdentifiers\0\Paths\{3f4dabe0-8061-4eb3-8ae7-265a4c579700}]
    "Description"="Disable avnotify.exe nag screen"
    "SaferFlags"=dword:00000000
    "ItemData"="C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avnotify.exe"
     
  11. Reposed

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    In administration tools, right click on local security settings/software restriction policies/additional rules and set a new hash rule for avnotify to "disallowed". This worked for me when I used antivir.
     
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