How to disable Avira Free Antivirus popups on Windows PC

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Disable Avira Free Antivirus popups
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Learn how to disable Avira Free Antivirus popups advertisement on your Windows computer. In this articles, you’ll find few methods to disable the popups. You can choose to use the 3rd party app or simply use the built-in Windows Firewall.

I’m using Avira Free Antivirus on my Windows 7 computer. However, since I updated to Windows 10, it often crash when the popup is displayed and I find it to be really annoying. Yes, it was because my computer is getting old.

So, I’d been searching how to disable this advertisement popups. I found few methods which mention about changing “Software Restriction Policies”, “Product protection” and so on but none of the methods works.

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How to disable Avira Free Antivirus popups with BgPKiller

One of the easy methods I found is to use BgPKilller, a small application that run in the background and the goal is to kill popup. It uses very little memory, as low as 1.0 MB in average. It will tell you every time it kills any popups or ads.

The step is simple, just go to their website, download and install the app:

  1. Go to BgPKiller application download page here.
  2. Find the latest version of the application and click on the Download button to download the setup file.
  3. When the download completed, click Open to start the installation process.
  4. Follow the instructions given until the installation complete.

Note: You will notice a new icon in the System Tray, when you hover your mouse, it will display BGPKiller (running) followed by the number of total kills (number of popups or ads has been killed since the application start running).

Let the application running for a few cycles and see whether it really kills the popups and ads from Avira Free Antivirus. The obvious time is when you turn ON your computer, that is the time when the popups and ads being displayed.

How to disable Avira Free Antivirus popups with Windows Firewall

Method 1: Block IP address

This method has been shared by Denny Lenselink in the comment below.

Simply block the following links or IP addresses in your router, firewall or host file.

  • ipm.avira.com (185.123.227.12)
  • notifier.avira.com (185.123.227.13)

You can find the tutorial to block IP address on Windows PC here.

Method 2: Block program path

This method has been shared by sacredcat in the comment below.

Use Windows Firewall to block the following program path:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus\ipmgui.exe

You can follow the same instruction as blocking IP address in this tutorial, but instead of All programs, you need to select This program path: option.

Which methods do you prefer and let me know in the comment below.

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