Avira AntiVir is a terrific free antivirus program, but it needs a little work right after installation to perfect it. Weâ€™ve already covered how to disable the annoying popup ads after updates, but now letâ€™s talk about how to disable one other little annoyance â€“ the splash screen that appears on startup.
Though itâ€™s not intrusive or debilitating at all, a splash screen is annoying to some people. Iâ€™m one of them.
Fortunately, disabling the splash screen is pretty easy.
1. Go to Start â€“> Run (or just press Win + R).
2. Type regedit to open the Registry Editor.
3. Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run].
4. Double-click avgnt.
5. Add the parameter /nosplash (Windows 2000/XP) or -nosplash (Windows Vista) to this entry.
Thatâ€™s it! The next time you log out or reboot, no Avira splash screen should appear.