I'd like to eliminate the PopUp Ads/Nags that I'm receiving from Avira Free version 188.8.131.520 in the most correct and simple way... Another reason for this is that whenever I get these PopUp Ads/Nags. Then try to X them out or reduce them. The popup/box in the lower right corner will not change. I'd likely have to reboot. Thank you, R
Just have to throw some of those funny green men at it. Problem solve. :/
The Popups will not appear in Avira Antivirus Pro.
i have pro and i can't even get rid of the ads, every time i click on the option to remove the ads (the one you need pro to select) it won't select it. I've even uninstalled it and reinstalled it with the pro version from avira, which eliminates everyone else's ads.
I have been working on this problem for many weeks. These popups are really annoying.
This page shows Avira has noticed the problem:
In the German version of answers I got the answer Avira doesn't yet know when they can fix it - there will be an update ...
Meanwhile there is only one thing you can do: whenever the popup appears switch to "Taskmanager / Prozesse / "ipmgui.exe". This must be deleted. It will help until the next window is sent by Avira (in irregular intervals several times a day).
It is a shame that Avira does not give any further statements.
H.S. 1st October 2014
Wow, Avira, I hope you read these responses.
I already know where and how to purchase the full version without you nagging me to do so. Guess what is going to happen if you continue to nag? It will NOT mean that I buy your product to stop it. It will mean that I UNINSTALL it and move on to another product.
If the other product does NOT nag me, I will end up purchasing a license for it because it will show me that the vendor respects and understands it's users.
Seriously, it absolutely blows my mind that you antivirus companies have decision makers who are obviously intelligent, yet you make such a stupid and simple mistake such as this. Where are your heads at? You are wrong. Fix this or lose potential customers.
User experience 101. It shocks me that this escapes you.
I uninstalled this months ago for this reason.
I took several steps to remove their nag screens or block their program from accessing them and then after an update, it undid my work.
Add me to the disgusted ex-user list. I've been testing Avira for a couple of weeks after reading an article talking about their impressive virus catch rate. Whatever it is though, I'll go to the next one down on the list. Avira is just too much like the malware it purports to catch. I've locked down the ipmgui.exe file taking all rights away from the system, yet it still magically is replaced every so often by Avira. Constant popups trying to get me to upgrade coupled with them actually TRYING TO SELL ME THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS THROUGH THE BROWSER ADD ON makes it just a bit too shady and malware-esque for me. It makes me wonder what it's doing that I'm not aware of and creates a serious trust issue for me that I don't need in my antivirus software. Uninstalling. P.S. - I actually had to register just to post this, but I thought it worthwhile to spread the word about how bad this issue actually is and Avira's apparent total lack of caring toward it.
Nope, they don't give a toss. They think it is perfectly fine to nag the user to buy things.
It is never OK to nag, ever.
I'm just blocking ipmgui.exe with my firewall and no more pop-ups. Even if the executable is updated, it stays blocked.
I'm using Comodo, but it should be possible to do the same thing with the build-in Windows firewall.
I don't block avnotify: it's needed to display informations about virus, and only ipmgui produces pop-ups ads.
Thanks, but this is only available for 32 BIT systems> Note: According to AVIRA
This option is just available under 32-bit systems. If you are using a 64-bit system you should not have any kind of problems with blocked applications caused by Avira. Therefore, the following options are just valid for 32-bit systems. If you are using a 64-bit system, you do not have access to the Application filter.
Please note, that also a firewall could block specific applications. Therefore, please check also your firewall settings.
When I check the Avira network I don't see an Application filter option which is one of the steps in being able to enter the ipmgui is what I thought to be the case. Explain how you get in to where you can enter ipmgui. An experts expert claimed it's impossible to block these popups unless you have a paid version. What do I know? fill me in more...
He's doing it with his Firewall, not with "Avira network". Follow these instructions: http://www.howtogeek.com/227093/how-to-block-an-application-from-accessing-the-internet-with-windows-firewall/
Some of you people are ridiculous. It's FREE software. If you can't handle a single, harmless pop-up at logon, then PAY for your software. Trust me, there are far worse out there. At least Avira's ads are only trying to sell you Avira. Not shoes or dating services or whatever. Only technical people like @Toto and myself can get away with disabling the pop-ups. The rest of you suck it up or buy the software.
Yeah IPMGUI stands for "In Product Messaging" GUI - its good to block via Windows Firewall Control. Search for "IPMGUI" in the connection log - remember to set the filter to "all connections" and "connections recently allowed" (since its displaying the AD) and set the executable to "Block this application". Done.
I have Avira Antivirus Pro. I get those ads nonetheless. I have a Firefox Avira add-on installed:
Avira Browser Safety.
It seems those ads suddenly are generated by that extension. They stop when I disable it. As a paying Avira customer, I should not need to disable Avira add-ons to stop unwanted
Know any better solutions?
in case you want better solutions, google techsupportalert... its a combined blog by some heavy weights i follow.... usually me and other IT guys follow their advise (as its all free, usually open source).... for the meantime, most people just use the built in antivirus in windows nowadays.... it doesnt bother you and is not that bad....