How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily

How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily

Once in a while, you will probably need to shut down your Avast antivirus or stop some shields. Generally, because you want to install another party security software like a firewall, or because Avast is blocking your favorite website or application.

Our suggestion If you want to disable Avast because this is a blocked program or website that you trust, then we recommend using the avast exception/whitelist instead.

Quick step-by-step guide on how Avast 2019 is disabled/disabled, completely or temporarily. The steps apply to all Avast antivirus products (Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security or Avast Premier).

quick summary:

1. Right-click the Avast Orange icon in the Windows system tray
2. Select Avast Shields Control and choose how long you want to disable it
3. Confirm by clicking yes on the dialog

1. Turn off completely / stop avast (all shields)

Closing all Avast Shield means to completely stop the entire Avast Antivirus activated security completely. So make sure you know what you are doing, though it's actually quite simple.

Step # 1 - Just go to the Windows Taskbar and look for the orange avast icon. By default, this is hidden in some Windows systems, so if you do not see it, then click the top arrow. Once you find the icon, right-click on it, look for the option yields Avast Shields Control, and select one of the options there - a) Disable for 10 minutes; B) 1 hour; C) Until the computer restarts; d) Permanently

How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily
How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily

Step # 2 - Whatever option you choose, Avast will ask for a confirmation from you, which you will have to confirm by selecting 'yes'. And whatever, Avast and all its shields should be disabled / prevented for the time period you choose.


Step # 3 - If you want to make sure Avast is actually disabled, just open its main window. It should be red and saying the ant all antivirus shutters are closed. To enable it again, click the green button VE RESOLVE again, and it should be green with the message again you are safe.

How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily

2. Temporarily turn off / disable (specific shield)

In addition to closing all shields at one go, Avast also provides the option to temporarily turn / off any specific shield. Then, make sure you know what you are doing and why.

Step # 1 - If so, open the main Avast user interface, and go to Protection »Core Shield Alternatively, you can go to settings (main avast interface in the bottom left corner) »' component' (or active protection in the old version). There you will see all Avast Shield (File System Shield, Behavior Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield) listed.

How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily

Just find the one you want to disable and click on the switcher. Once you click on it, you will see four options - close the gradient for 10 minutes; B) 1 hour; C) Until the computer restarts; d) Permanently Just select the period you want and click on it.

How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily

Step # 2 - If the Shield has been successfully deactivated, then you should see the switch change at 'OFF the and the main window with the message should be yellow The file shield is now closed'. To enable it again, just click on the green turn 'Turn on again button, and it should turn with a green message again You are safe again.

How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily
How to Disable (Turn Off, Stop) Avast Antivirus 2019 Completely or Temporarily

3. Uninstall Avast Antivirus Completely

If any of these steps have not resolved your problem, then you may consider uninstalling Avast Antivirus completely. Although we strongly discourage it, because Avast is the best free antivirus available.

If you are certain that you want to do this, follow our step-by-step guide. 201 How to Uninstall Antivirus 2019 / Uninstall / Download or download Simple Removal Tool, Avast Uninstall Utility.

Additional Notes
Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2019 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable to all avast antivirus solutions (i.e. avast pro antivirus, avast internet security, or avast premiere) to run the latest version available.

The steps for all Windows versions are relevant - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (including Anniversary Update).

Closing avast conservation can put your computer in danger.

written by Kundan Singh Meena

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