How to Disable the Annoyed Avira SearchFree (Ask.com) Toolbar Pop Up Alert

Do you know that Avira AntiVir Personal is one of the best Free antivirus sofware ?

Avira is giving it’s antivirus free to you, but there is nothing that call Free to get without any other conditions. What do we mean by other conditions ? That’s mean like many other free antivirus providers, they are giving their antivirus free to end users, but they embedded the pop up alert on upgrade to pro version which are not free. Avira also doing the same.

But, it comes to our alert that, beside that upgrade alert which others free antivirus providers did, Avira also have another pop up which is asking you to install their SearchFree Toolbar.

Installing excessive toolbar on your web browser is definitely slow down the initiative and performance of your web browser. Then, how to we avoid from the Avira SearchFree toolbar pop up alert ?

Solutions we discovered :

  • If you’re not Internet Explorer users and you uses other web browser like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and so on, you can install this Avira SearchFree toolbar, so you won’t get the pop up alert. Because you don’t use Internet Explorer, so the toolbar doesn’t affect you any.
  • If you’re using Internet Explorer or you don’t want to install it, then you should follow this step by step :
    1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing windows key and R button, then type regedit and press Enter.
    2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AskToolbar\Macro
    3. Create a registry string value with the name value tb and the value data AVR-W1 as what show like the picture below

    4. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features. Select Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus and click the Change button on top.
    5. Then select modify and click next button.
    6. You will see the Install Components as shown on below:

    7. If you see other than the above screen, that’s mean you did something wrong and please start from the step 1 again.
    8. Once you get the above screen on step 6, Click Next > Finish > go through the Configuration Wizard.
    9. Restart your computer and you’re free from the annoyed pop up alert.
We hope the above solutions can help you to resolve and free from that annoyed pop up alert.
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