http://notifier.avira.com

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  1. noway

    noway Registered Member

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    Avira notifier is back! (Solved)

    Sometime after my first boot of the day today I got an IE6SP2 web page pop up for http://notifier.avira.com. I use Antivir Personal. It seemed to be an ad for Avira pay antivirus but I closed the window before getting a screenshot. I use XPSP2 Pro and have long disabled avnotify.exe using Group Policy, so I was surprised to see this happen for the first time ever. Recently I did a program update (not just defs) for Antivir Personal so I wonder if something in the update has changed the notifier? Anyone else who has this avnotify.exe disabled using Group Policy had this popup recently or did I just have a glitch? Also, what events cause avnotify.exe to normally appear. I haven't seen a software restriction policy warning in XPs event viewer for a day or so like I used to frequently.
     
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  2. noway

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    Avira notifier is back! (Solved)

    I guess the avnotify.exe file hash has recently changed. Therefore since my group policy rule to disallow avnotify.exe was a hash rule, I had to delete the old rule and create a new one by browsing to the new file. Now it works as it should and the warnings in the event viewer for software restriction policy are back.
     
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    FYI, you're better off using a path rule rather than a hash rule.... a path rule will never fail, regardless of what they do to the file. I have used it with success in the past.
     
  4. noway

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    Ok, I'll change that. Good idea.
     
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