DISABLE Avast Temporarily In Windows 10, 8 and 7

If you are here, it is because you would like to know how to temporarily disable Avast in Windows 10, 8 and 7 , then let me tell you that you have arrived at the right place. Below we explain how to disable Avast for a few minutes when required.

Why Should I Disable Avast Temporarily?

On certain occasions it is advisable to temporarily disable Avast Free antivirus , especially when it interferes when installing a program or playing an online game since in many cases there are problems with the firewall .

What Happens If I Disable Avast?

Disabling an antivirus is not recommended since you will be defenseless against possible malicious programs that can infect your PC . However, in today’s article we are going to teach you how to deactivate Avast for a moment in this way, as long as you don’t browse or download something, you shouldn’t have any problem.

Disable Avast Temporarily In Windows 10, 8 and 7

The first thing we must do is go to the bottom right where the time is and we will click on “Show Hidden Icons” , this is where we will see a series of icons, including “Avast” which is shaped like an “orange fried egg” .

Now we will put the mouse on the Avast icon and we will right click and a menu will appear, the option that interests us is “Avast shield control” , we enter inside and then see a submenu with the following options:

  1. Disable Avast for 10 minutes.
  2. Disable Avast for 1 hour.
  3. Disable Avast until the computer restarts.
  4. Disable Avast permanently.

It is already a matter of taste if we want to deactivate the antivirus for 10 minutes, 1 hour, until we restart or permanently .

How to Disable Avast Basic Shields for a Moment

We can also disable the Avast shields for a while , in this way we will disable the antivirus in a modular way . To do this, once again we go to the bottom right where the clock is and click on “Show hidden icons” , once inside we left click on the Avast icon .

We will give “Protection” on the left and “Basic Shields” on the right .

Now we can disable the basic Avast shields in a modular way:

  1. File System Shield: Scans open or added files on your computer.
  2. Behavior Shield: If an app acts suspiciously, it will notify you.
  3. Web Shield: Blocks dangerous downloads and websites.
  4. Email Shield: Blocks files that come in emails.

If we click on the green slider and turn it red, we can temporarily disable Avast antivirus thanks to the following options:

  • Disable Avast Antivirus for 10 minutes .
  • Disable Avast Antivirus for 1 hour.
  • Disable Avast Free Antivirus until your next reboot.
  • Disable indefinitely.

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