I've been using Avira AntiVir free antivirus for years, and once the splash screen is disabled, it is IMO the best free antivirus available. However, they just launched a new update in the form of an "Ask"-based toolbar. The prompt to install this update pops up above the Windows clock each time the PC is booted to Windows, and occasionally throughout the day. I haven't found a way to disable it, and it seems that installing the update/toolbar makes no difference either; the prompt continues to pop up at each restart. I attached a screen shot below to show what this prompt looks like. If anyone knows how to disable it, or can tell me why going thru the steps to install it doesn't make it go away, PLEASE POST!!! Thanks!