Testing Avira Antivirus on a Windows 7 SP1 system. See this Software Recommendations SE post for the reasons why.
When performing manual scans with Avira from the Windows Explorer context menu, a UAC prompt appears every time.
Is this normal for Avira?
It's highly annoying and disruptive. I've never seen anything like that in any other AV program.
Is there any way around this issue besides disabling UAC (which I will not do)?
Surprisingly, the only reference I have found regarding this issue is here: https://answers.avira.com/en/question/how-can-i-disable-the-uac-pop-ups-when-scanning-individuall-files-17460 . No one has answered that question, which was posted over a year ago.
Avira claims over 440 million global installs. I can't imagine millions of people willing to click on UAC prompts every time they use the shell extension. Hopefully people here will be able to state whether or not this is the normal behavior.