Having Avast on your PC can help protect you from malware and other online threats. However, there are certain circumstances in which you may need to temporarily disable it. For example, if you are testing Avast, you may want to disable it. Also, if you are installing a different antivirus program, you may want to temporarily disable Avast. However, disabling Avast is not recommended for long periods of time. In fact, it may slow your PC down, making it susceptible to malware attacks.
To temporarily disable Avast, you will need to open the program from the taskbar and click the Avast icon. Once you click the icon, it will open the user interface of Avast and ask you to confirm your actions. You will then be prompted to choose the duration of your disablement. After selecting a duration, you will be able to disable all shields for a specified amount of time.
You can also disable Avast by removing the program from your system. This is not recommended, as it may prevent you from installing new drivers, applications, or software. If you wish to permanently remove Avast, you can use the Avast uninstall utility.
You can also disable Avast using the application itself. You can find the Avast icon in the system tray, which is located in the lower right corner of the taskbar. You will also see the icon in the Windows Start menu. To open the user interface, you can double click the icon.
You can also disable Avast permanently by clicking on the Protection tab in the Avast user interface. The Protection tab will open a secondary drop-down menu with several options. There are three options to choose from: Disable for a fixed time, Disable permanently, or Disable for a limited time. Select Disable for a fixed time and choose a time period between 30 seconds and one hour. After selecting a duration, you will need to click OK, then select OK again to confirm your action.
You can also disable Avast via the Task Manager. Once the task manager is open, you will be able to see the Processes tab. Select the Avast Antivirus task and click the Disable button. You will be able to see the other System Tray icons. You can also choose to disable Avast by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting the Avast Antivirus task. If you do not see the task, you will need to restart your PC.
Disabling Avast is easy to do, but it is recommended that you do not do so for long periods of time. In fact, you should only do so when you are testing Avast and you need to verify that it is working properly.
Avast is a free antivirus program that protects you from malware, viruses, and other online threats. Nevertheless, it can slow down your PC and may prevent you from installing new software and drivers. In addition, if you are testing a new antivirus program, it may interfere with the installation process.