Avast Antivirus 3 annoying things about it

Avast Antivirus is one of the best Antivirus software on today’s market. But there are 3 annoying things about Avast Antivirus, that drive me Insane.  Learn what they are and how you can Disable them.

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Avast Antivirus is one of the best antivirus software for Windows users.   But, there are a few annoying things that drives me insane.  There is the annoying pop up that comes from the task manager, and that annoying voice over that says “ Avast! Antivirus has been updated.”

There are other annoyances, that it ask you to do, such as to download and install additional bloatware, that we probably don’t really need.  Does this also annoy you?  Today I’d like to show you a way on how to Disable some of these feature, so it will not annoy you again.


1. Disable Avast! Antivirus Sounds

The 1st problem of avast!, is that each Avast! performs a system check for viruses, there is an audio notification stating that virus definitions are updated.  You can choose to either disable sound notifications, or even voice over sounds.  click on the avast! icon in the task manager. Once the software loads, click on the settings icon as shown.


Disabling Voice Over Sounds

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Then, on the next screen, select appearance.

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Then, if you wish to disable voice over, uncheck the box under voice over settings “Use Voice over sounds (when available)”

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Once you have disabled the icon, click ok to save your settings.


Disabling Avast! Antivirus Sounds

The Next thing you probably have noticed in the appearance section, is the ability to choose which sounds to disable.  You can enable or disable sounds completely, or you can enable or disable certain parts of an event.  These can include:

  • When a threat is detected
  • When suspicious items are detected
  • When potentially unwanted programs are detected
  • When a scan is completed
  • and When automatic updates are completed

If you wish to disable all these notifications, all you need to do is to uncheck the enable avast! sounds check box.

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2. Disabling Grime Fighter Notification

You probably have noticed a pop up coming up, notifying you of potential unwanted system add-on you have on your pc.  This is not really necessary software to have on your pc, and there is a way to disable this annoying notification error. 

1. On the main software program, go to the tools section of Avast!, then select customize setting. 

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2. Under the Grime Fighter section, unselect the checkbox, that says “Always test this computer for Grime”

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Press ok to save your changes.


3. Antivirus update Notification

The last thing that annoys me is the update notification.  I usually select the option to have the software automatically update virus definitions.  To do this, go to the update tab.

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Under Program Settings you can see a list of items to choose from.  Select the radio button where it says “Automatic Update” to have Avast! automatically update settings for you, without nagging you that an update is available.  Then press OK to save the changes.


If you ever have problems with Avast Antivirus, Check out Avast Antivirus help page for more information.


Final Thoughts

Even though Avast Antivirus is one of the best virus software on the market today, these are probably the biggest 3 annoyances of Avast Antivirus, and I am certain that it is for you also.  There are other parts of the software you could tweak, or if you are installing this on a new system there are actually command line tools you could use to automate this process. 

What are your annoyances of Avast Antivirus? I’d like to hear from you. Please leave your comments below.  If you have found this article to be useful, please share and share a like.

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Anthony Rousek


Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional

Anthony Rousek
Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional