What is avnotify.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the avnotify.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Avnotify.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avnotify
Avnotify.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Notification Tool belongs to software Avira AntiVir Personal - Free or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus by Avira GmbH (

Description: Avnotify.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Avnotify.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 193,793 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 223,912 bytes and 5 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. Avnotify.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Avira Free Antivirus or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on Avira Free Antivirus or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify avnotify.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avnotify.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avnotify.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Wenn man AVNOTIFY.exe blockiert passiert nichts, ist halt nur für diese dämliche Werbung!
Dient der lästigen Werbeeinblendung. Einfach umbenennen. Dann ist Ruhe mit der Zwangswerbung.
Disable the Avira AntiVir avnotify nag screen :. Windows 2000: 1. Click Start, and then click Run 2. In the Open box, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK 3. Expand User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then expand System 4. In the right pane, double-click Don't run specified Windows applications 5. Click Enabled, and then click Show 6. Click Add, and then type the executable file name of the program (avnotify.exe) that you want to restrict users from running. 7. Click OK, click OK, and then click OK (NOTE: If domain-level policy settings are defined, th
Komplett unwichtig. Stört nur.
you can delete it. It's not dangerous, it's only making the pop-up ads.
Lässt sich nur mit Administratorenrechten entfernen...
  Southern Tom  
Zuerst das Häckchen "echtzeit scanner aktivieren" unten rechts in der info leiste entfernen, erst dann kann man diese datei umbenennen

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Summary: Average user rating of avnotify.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks avnotify.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving avnotify issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avnotify. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the avnotify.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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