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."
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.
Click the "Options" drop-down button at the top of the window and select "Advanced Settings…" to open the Advanced Settings dialog.
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.
- To disable only certain notifications in AVG AntiVirus Free, open "Advanced Settings," click "Appearance" and check the box next to "Display System Tray Notifications." Uncheck the boxes next to each notification that you want to disable under the System Tray Notification section, and then click the "OK" button.
- Information in this article applies to Microsoft Windows 8 and AVG Antivirus Free 2014. Steps will vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
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