How to Get Rid of Antivirus That Keeps Popping Up

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Although most antivirus programs are extremely helpful when it comes to protecting your computer from unwanted virus and malware attacks, some software has a feature where a window pops up with either a question or a statement every time you attempt to log onto the Internet or access a new website. This quickly becomes extremely annoying when you are forced to close out the window every time. In this case, you can try to stop the pop-up windows or remove the program from your computer completely.

  • Open your Internet browser and wait for the antivirus window to pop up. Look for a small check box that says "Don't Remind Me Again" and check it. If there is no check box, proceed with the following steps. If a check box is present, you have successfully removed the pop-up windows and do not need to read further.

  • Open the antivirus software you have installed on your computer.

  • Select the "Options" tab on the window and wait for the a small pop-up window to appear. You can edit several different features about the program. Look for a pop-up window feature that you can turn off. Usually this comes in the form of a small check box.

  • Select "Start," "Control Panel" and open "Add or Remove Programs" (just "Programs" in Vista).

  • Scroll through the list of programs and select the antivirus program you want to remove. Click "Remove" and "Yes" and the computer removes the antivirus program from your computer.

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