The AVG Free version includes multiple buttons/tiles you can click - some on the main interface and some on a drop-down Notification panel. But many of these are not features of the AVG Free version - instead they open all sorts of adverts and sales pitches for non-free upgrades and addons. I find this very annoying and it also confuses many inexperienced users into upgrading or buying extra options. It is possible to remove these advertising buttons - but previously posted methods no longer work. This is a summary of the current working fixes. This has been tested as of December 2013 and has no apparent side-effects The quickest way to disable the Notification Panel and Advertising Tiles in AVG Free 2013/2014 ====================================================================== 1. Disable AVG self protection:Right click the AVG icon in the taskbar (near the clock) Select to Temporarily Disable AVG Protection Agree the default timeout - usually 10 minutes?2. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer and Navigate to:C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG201x\ ...... for 32bit systems (201x means 2013 or 2014) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG201x\ for 64bit systems3. Delete the following three folders: Awacs, Banners, TuneupDo not delete anything else you see inside the AVG201x folder. If you accidentally delete anything else go to the recycle bin and restore it. Note: If you have already paid for the Tuneup addon then keep this folder4. Close the My Computer/Explorer window 5. Enable AVG self protection:Right click the AVG icon in the taskbar (near the clock) Select to Enable AVG Protection - takes 20 seconds or so to fully activate.Open the AVG program - you should now have a clean AVG interface. This fix survives the AVG daily updates and minor program updates but after each major program update you will need to redo the fix.