How to Turn Off Avast Completely (Disabling All Shields)?

You will lose all antivirus protection on your computer if you turn off Avast completely.

Follow these steps to do so.

  • Step 1. Open the Windows Taskbar and look for the orange Avast symbol. Right-click on the icon and choose “Avast Shields Control.” You can then select one of the following options: disable for 10 minutes OR 1 hours OR until your computer restarts OR permanently.
  • Step 2. Make sure you confirm your decision by clicking YES on the next Avast question. Done! You can now pause Avast antivirus and any other shields for the time you choose.
  • Step 3. Open the main window to verify that the antivirus has been disabled. If the message says “All antivirus shields off”, then everything is working as it should. Click on “Resolve” to return the function. Wait for the message “You are protected!”

How do I disable specific Avast Shields

Sometimes, disabling some Avast shields will be sufficient to allow you to download the app or unblock a website. cancel avast This is how to use the option.

  • Step 1. In the Avast user interface go to Protection and then Core Shields. You can also find settings in the lower left corner of Avast’s interface. Click on “Settings”, then “Components”, or “Active Protection” for older versions. The list of all Avast protections will appear. Click on the switcher to select the shields you wish to disable. There are four options: pause the shield for 10 mins OR 1h, or until your computer restarts OR permanent. Choose your preference.
  • Step 2 After the shield has been turned off successfully, the switch will change to “OFF” with the message “File Shield now off”. Tap the button “Turn On” to turn it on again. Wait for the shield to turn green, then tap the button again.

Bottom line

It doesn’t matter if Avast antivirus needs to be disabled as a whole, or just one of its shields. You can do it easily. It doesn’t matter what product you use: Avast Antivirus Pro or Ultimate, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier. The software can be deleted completely, although this is not recommended.

Ensure that you have your coverage back after you have resolved the problem.

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I am Armando Rodrigues working as an IT manager. Here we discuss troubleshooting for antivirus e.g Norton.You must have faced error or irritating notification with Norton antivirus upgradation. I will guide you how to get rid of Norton Antivirus software-related error.

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