How To Disable Avast Antivirus On Your PC

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Having an Antivirus helps to protect your PC against malware. But, sometimes when you’re installing apps, the antivirus may have a tendency to block the installation. Or some other process might be affected by your antivirus as well. Avast is known to have these tendencies & that why disabling it is necessary sometimes. But, how to do that? Can be it be done temporarily? Well, find all your answers in our guide of how to disable Avast on your PC.

Disable Avast Temporarily

Disabling Avast temporarily is what you’ll need the most. You disable it for some time, finish the process it was interrupting & after some time it starts running again & gives you protection against malware.

Steps to disable avast temporarily

  1. Go to the Windows Taskbar & find the Avast logo. If you can’t find it, it might be hidden. Click on the arrow icon on the right side to see the hidden option.
  2. Right Click on the icon to open the menu.
  3. Click on Avast Shields control.
  4. Choose a temporary disable option (available options include 10 mins, 1 hour & until restarted)

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Disable Avast Permanently 

If you want to disable Avast permanently until you manually start it again, it’s the same process but, has a different step in it.

Steps to disable Avast Permanently

  1. Go to the Windows Taskbar & find the Avast logo. If you can’t find it, it might be hidden. Click on the arrow icon on the right side to see the hidden option.
  2. Right Click on the icon to open the menu.
  3. Click on Avast Shields control.
  4. Click on Disable Permanently

This one gets rid of the antivirus completely until you start it again. But, that also makes your PC vulnerable to malware. So, you may want to keep that on your mind. If you don’t need Avast at all, you can simply uninstall it too.

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