How to Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily?


Being one of the best antivirus software Avast gives protection to our pc from viruses, malware, bugs, threads, etc. but sometimes due to this Antivirus software we may face some errors in installing programs, drivers, apps or get BSOD error. So to solve it we can disable Avast antivirus software temporarily. So if you want to know how to disable Avast antivirus temporarily, then follow the steps given below.

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Guide to Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily?

Table of Contents

    1 Guide to Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily?2 Method 1: To Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily3 Method 2: Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily4 Method 3: Step to Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily

    Method 1: To Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily

    Step 1: First, click on the small exponent icon or triangle icon from the taskbar. You will find it in the lower right corner of the desktop.

    Step 2: As you click on it, a notification bar will open. Here right click on the Avast Antivirus icon to get a list of options related to the security suite.

    Step 3: Next, click on Avast shields control. Note that select the option depending up to the time that is how long you wish to disable Avast Antivirus.

    Step 4: Once you select the Avast shield control option, it will ask your confirmation. To confirm your options click on yes and all done!

    Method 2: Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily

    Even you can turn off all Avast shields, or in other words, you are entirely turning off the whole Avast Antivirus active protection. Yes, the process is quite easy, but still, you have to be sure about what you are doing.

    Step 1: Go to the Windows taskbar and find the icon of Avast antivirus software. If you don’t see then click on the triangle arrow, you will surely find it in hidden icons.

    Step 2: Now, right click on it and find the option ‘Avast shields control‘, and choose one of the options from the list to disable for:

    10 minutes;
    1 hour;
    Until computer restart;

    Step 3: Pick the option as per your choice and Avast will ask your confirmation. Here click on yes.

    Step 4: Now Avast and it’s all shields should be disabled or paused for the time you selected.

    Step 5: To make sure Avast is disabled. Open the main window of software and it will pop-up a message in red color ‘All antivirus shields are off‘.

    Step 6: In case if you want to enable it again, click on the green button ‘RESOLVE‘, and it shows a new pop-up with a message ‘You’re protected‘.

    Method 3: Step to Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily

    In case if your problem is not resolved form any of above two methods, then last option is to uninstall Avast antivirus.

    Step 1: Press Windows key and R key together to open run command.

    Step 2: In the search bar type control panel and click on ok to open it.

    Step 3: Now go to the control panel>>Programs>> Uninstall Program.

    Step 4: Scroll down and find Avast antivirus, click on it and choose to uninstall option.

    Step 5: Wait until the process completes.


    It is all about this article. We hope you find it easy as well as useful. We hope now you can disable Avast antivirus software without any problem. Like it and share it with your colleagues, friends and family members. Also leave your suggestions, doubts, and queries in the comment section below. Thank you!

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