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What does the avnotify.exe file do?

The avnotify.exe process is also known as Notification Tool and is a part of Avira AntiVir Personal - Free. This software is produced by Avira GmbH (www.avira.com). An obsolete or defective version of avnotify.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about avnotify.exe Notification Tool

avnotify.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Avnotify.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 193,793 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 223,912 bytes.
The application is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Avnotify.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves avnotify.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about avnotify?

Disable the Avira AntiVir avnotify nag screen :. Windows 2000: 1. Click Start, and then click Run 2. In the Open box, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK 3. Expand User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then expand System 4. In the right pane, double-click Don't run specified Windows applications 5. Click Enabled, and then click Show 6. Click Add, and then type the executable file name of the program (avnotify.exe) that you want to restrict users from running. 7. Click OK, click OK, and then click OK (NOTE: If domain-level policy settings are defined, th
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you can delete it. It's not dangerous, it's only making the pop-up ads.

Summary: One user judges avnotify.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free

avnotify.exe Notification Tool fix

To remove Notification Tool from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Avira AntiVir Personal - Free in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if avnotify.exe (Notification Tool) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Notification Tool. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Notification Tool or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or avnotify.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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