HOW TO : Disable annoying message in e-mail by AVG anti-virus

If you are using the free version of AVG Anti-virus by AVG Technologies (Formerly GRISoft), you might have noticed an annoying message that the software inserts in all the e-mails it checks.. The message looks like this

No virus found in this incoming message.

Checked by AVG –

Version: 8.0.138 / Virus Database: 270.5.4/1567 – Release Date: 7/22/2008 4:05 PM

I really appreciate the free service that AVG provides for home users, but I don’t want to be reminded or advertise to the world regd the anti-virus I use in every e-mail.

You can disable this message by doing the following in AVG 8.0

  • Open the AVG control panel
  • Click on Tools -> Advanced Settings in the file menu
  • Highlight the “E-mail Scanner” selection in the left hand pane and uncheck the “Certify e-mail” option for both the incoming and outgoing e-mail. Here’s a screen shot.