How to Disable Avast Antivirus on your PC?

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Operating System (OS) is a profound language program used for the functioning of a computer system. As for Windows and Mac, these 2 tend to be among the dominant OS available there in the market. Well, as the reputation of the OS grows or in simpler words as the OS grows, threats and malicious ware are known for attacking such OS also increases. So, at that point having an antivirus installed in the system is a must. As of today’s time people are prone to get infected by more than 800 million types of different viruses and malware. Therefore, their security come in the action and hence software responsible for the same is known as Antiviruses.

As of today, choosing the best antivirus for your computer system is hard since a lot of companies tend to offer a lot of features including premium security. Although sometimes people like to take a break from the Antivirus product since some things require antivirus to be disabled to run. Such as if someone wishes to install a pirated game or a cracked software will be required to disable the antivirus software for them to run. But why this happens? Well, the answer to that is antivirus treats every other 3rd party files and unauthorized registration as a threat even so it might not be one. Hence generating a need to disable the Antivirus software. As of this article, we will be explaining how you can disable your Avast antivirus software with ease,  Just follow up on the article and you will be able to disable the Avast antivirus on your PC.

So, Let’s get started.

Why there is a need to disable the Antivirus?

Antivirus programming may be the motivation behind why you can’t introduce the particular software effectively, for example, drivers, video software and some other significant applications. They probably won’t perceive the product. So when you can’t introduce the product, you can have a go at disabling the antivirus programming temporarily. On the off chance that you are utilizing Avast Antivirus, you can pursue the stated means in the next section to impair it incidentally.

Apart from that, there may be several reasons for one to disable the antivirus products, but regardless of whatever the reason is, in the next section, we will explain all the possible methods you can utilize to execute the desired results.

Turning off the Avast Antivirus

There are different types of ways you can turn off the Avast, for instance, you can turn off every protection provided by the Antivirus or you can choose to turn off the basic protection for a temporary period or there is the last option of uninstalling the application which one might not require assistance too. Although if one wishes to do that, we will explain the process of uninstalling the Avast antivirus product as well. Simply follow up the steps listed below and you’ll be able to carry out the whole process with ease.

Method 1: Turning off/ Disabling Avast protection services for the temporary time being

As of the first method, we will be explaining the method of how you can turn off the basic protection services for a temporary period. Although there is one thing that you should know what you are trying to do, since switching an antivirus system may leave your PC vulnerable when you surf to any unprotected websites, so be careful.

Step 1: The first step requires you to go to the Avast user interface and navigate to Protection » Core Shields. Although there is also alternate navigation, simply go to Settings » Components. You will find all types of shield Avast offers to its customers lited there.

Step 2: The next step is you can select the shield you want to disable and simply click on the switcher present next to it. Once tap or click on it, you will be greeted with four options – stop the shield for a) 10 minutes; b) 1 hour; c) until computer restart; d) permanently. Just select the desired period and click on it.

Step 3: That’s that, you are done with disabling the Shields for a temporary period. You should see the change to ‘OFF’ and the principle window ought to be yellow with the message ‘File Shield is presently off’. To re-empower, it once more, basically click on the green ‘Turn on’ catch, and it should turn green with the message ‘You’re Protected’.

Method 2: Turning off/ Disabling all Avast protection services

As for this method, it will let you turn off all the protective shields that Avast has to offer. This method won’t allow anything to be protected on your PC, in other words, it will let your computer to be at a vulnerable state, meaning that you will be able to do all the same task as you used to do on it before but without any protection from malware and viruses. So, be sure you know what you’re doing.

Although, follow up the steps listed below for the desired outcome.

Step 1: The first step requires you to navigate to the Windows taskbar and find the orange Avast icon. After getting to the icon, simply right-click on it, and look for the option stating “Avast Sheilds Control”.

Step 2: The next step requires you to simply select any one of the provided options – disable for a) 10 minutes; b) 1 hour; c) until computer restart; d) permanently. Once selected the desired option, you will be prompted by the Avast whether you need to confirm your actions or not. Simply select “yes”.

Step 3: That should carry out the desired process of disabling all the Avast Shields. Although, if you still wish to cross-check, simply open up the Avast window and you should be greeted by the red message stating “All antivirus shields are off”.


Note: But if you simply wish to revert your actions, click on the green button stating “Resolve”. Once clicked, everything will revert to normal and you will be greeted by the message stating  “You’re protected”.

Method 3: Uninstalling Avast Antivirus

And as for the final method of the article, Uninstalling Avast antivirus from your PC. But before you jump into this method, keep in mind that, this particular method will remove everything related to Avast from your PC including the whole antivirus program. So, be sure that you know what you are trying to do.

So, to uninstall Avast, follow up the steps listed below:

Step 1: The First step consist of a user to locate Avast antivirus in his/her PC. Once found simply right-click on the and simply select the “Uninstall” option.

Step 2: Hence, you will be directed to the Avast home screen Windows, where again you have to press on the uninstall button.

Step 3: After clicking over the button, you will be prompted to confirm whether you want to confirm the process or not.

Step 4: Although, you still get one more chance by Avast to confirm whether you want to go for it or not, simply select uninstall and you will be redirected to the uninstall screen where the process begins.

Step 5: That’s that, you’re done with everything.

Therefore, the above methods explain how you can either turn off the particular protection for a temporary period or turn all the protective shields that are offered by the Avast for a temporary period as well and lastly the steps on how you can uninstall the Avast antivirus.


As for the end of the article, we will summarize what all we have taken into consideration. Since this article, we have explained how you can utilize the turning off the protection provided by the Avast antivirus and what all are the reasons related to it. Apart from that, we have also stated different methods on how you can disable the Avast antivirus with ease.

Although, before doing that please keep in mind that the same may affect your PC’s security and make it vulnerable to get attacked by hackers or malware or any type of viruses, which may keep your privacy at risk. Hence it should be better that you know what you are doing.

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