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How To Turn Off Antivirus? A Complete Guide
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At one time or another, you might wish to turn off the antivirus protection on Windows 10. For example, this might be the case if the antivirus program prevents the download of reliable software or conflicts with a particular Windows function. If you don’t know how to disable antivirus on Windows 10, check out the simple instructions below.

Also, please remember that the windows security app and antivirus threat protection is there to help shield your computer against malware, viruses, and even cybercriminals. You may turn it off for a short period with little risk, but before you choose to disable it forever, give it some thought. Even temporarily, disable your antivirus software at your own risk. 

How To Turn Off Antivirus?

There are several options to turn off the antivirus program on your computer. Some of these methods are via the app, browser, or device.

Via Your Antivirus Software

There are several popular antivirus software providers available. Below, you can find instructions on how to disable them one by one: 


  • Choose Menu.
  • Choose Settings.
  • Click on Protection.
  • Toggle on Core Shields.
  • Drag the green control to the left.
  • Choose how long you would like the antivirus turned off.
  • Select OK.
  • Press Stop.


  • Right-click the AVG symbol in the system tray.
  • Drag the green control to the left.
  • Enter OK.
  • When prompted, click Stop.


  • In the settings menu, select the Avira icon.
  • Select Security in the left menu to start.
  • Choose the Protection Options box.
  • Disable Web Protection.


  • On the primary interface’s left side, choose Protection.
  • Tap Antivirus.
  • Choose Open.
  • Disable Bitdefender Shield under Advanced.
  • Select whether to disable it forever or only until the following computer restart.
  • Click “OK” to accept.


  • From the main interface’s left side, choose Setup.
  • Choose computer protection.
  • Now, hit the Stop Antivirus protection and Anti-Spyware Protection option at…