The new Avast! 6 is available, promising the best antivirus protection and internet security. But for people still using a little bit slow PCs, the 5th and the 6th version of Avast! is not an option, because it makes the computer to run extremely slow and almost impossible to work with it. So, naturally, these guys\gals choose to stay with the perfectly stable and good enough version of Avast! – The 4.8. Even though it works great and gives a solid protection and security, that annoying window always pops up, remind you to upgrade to the new version. You don’t want the upgrade and also you don’t want the Licensing Alert to show up every other minute to tell you to get something you have no use. So this is how you remove\disable\vanish\send to hell the “Licensing Alert” window:
Go to Program settings of Avast! 4.8, under the “Troubleshooting’ find “Disable avast! self-defense module” and hit OK. This enables you to delete certain files of Avast!
Go to C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4 and there you will find a file named “asw5Not2″, the one causes you headaches. Delete it and no more Licensing Alert window will pop up.
Remember: You have to enable the “Avast! Self – Defense Module”, that way you protect your avast being deleted and your PC flooded with viruses. Just reverse the steps