How to Stop AVG Free Notification From Coming Up

By Chad Davis

It is possible to disable system tray notifications produced by the AVG AntiVirus Free application if you no longer want to see pop-up messages on your screen. Although AVG's notifications can provide you with useful alerts, such as threat removal notifications, these pop-ups can be distracting when you are using other applications. Disable all of AVG's system tray notifications from the Appearance page in the program's Advanced Settings dialog. Once disabled, you can still view important messages by opening AVG and clicking "Reports."

Step 1

Right-click the AVG icon in the notifications area of your Windows taskbar and then click "Open AVG," or launch the program from your Windows Start screen.

Step 2

Click the "Options" drop-down button at the top of the window and select "Advanced Settingsā€¦" to open the Advanced Settings dialog.

Step 3

Click Appearance in the left sidebar, and then uncheck the box next to "Display System Tray Notifications" under System Tray Notifications.

Click the "OK" button, click "Yes" and authenticate with an administrator account if prompted by User Account Control. AVG will no longer display notifications from your Windows system tray.

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