Disable the Avira AntiVir Splash Screen at Startup

Avira splash screen Avira AntiVir is a terrific free antivirus program, but it needs a little work right after installation to perfect it. We’ve already covered how to disable the annoying popup ads after updates, but now let’s talk about how to disable one other little annoyance – the splash screen that appears on startup.

Though it’s not intrusive or debilitating at all, a splash screen is annoying to some people. I’m one of them.

Fortunately, disabling the splash screen is pretty easy.

1. Go to Start –> 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.

Registry Editor - avgnt

5. Add the parameter /nosplash (Windows 2000/XP) or -nosplash (Windows Vista) to this entry.

Registry Editor - editing avgnt

That’s it! The next time you log out or reboot, no Avira splash screen should appear.

9 thoughts on “Disable the Avira AntiVir Splash Screen at Startup

  1. For anyone running Windows 7 x64, the location of the string that starts Antivir is HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  2. It worked for me. I have windows 7 and version 9. You have to add -ns

    this is the key, remember the space after the “min.”

    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe” /min -ns

  3. Thanks Brain and Apollo for 7×64. I lived soooooo many years being annoyed. Can’t believe it!!!!

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