How to Turn Off Avast Antivirus

How to turn off Avast

Avast antivirus is a great software from avast, it is free to download. It gives you all-around protection with the 6 layer safety and real-time scanning. But if you find something unusual or suspicious you might want to turn off the antivirus. This article will tell you about how to turn off Avast antivirus on your PC.

We can follow several ways to turn off avast antivirus, we have mentioned the easiest ways here.

How to Turning Off Avast from The System Tray

Step: 1

Open the system tray and right-click on the Avast icon. It will look like an orange splat with an “a” written in the middle. This will open a pop-up menu.

Step: 2

In the pop-up menu, you will find an option for “avast shield control”. By going there another menu will open.

Step: 3

There you can find many options for disabling avast, choose the one you find appropriate for your use.

The typical options that can be found there are:

  • Disable for 10 minutes.
  • Disable for 1 hour.
  • Disable until the computer is restarted.
  • Disable permanently.

Step: 4

It will open asking for your permission to progress. Click “ok” to proceed.

How to Turn Off Avast Antivirus from Settings

Step: 1

Open the Avast system tray from the start menu.

Step: 2

In the right top corner, you will find a menu button, three parallel lines, click on the button.


By clicking the menu button a drop-down menu will open, click on the settings button in the second position.

Step: 4

A  pop-up box will open, you can find many settings options there. Go to the protection option.

Step: 5

Click on “Core shield”, it will be on the second position of the menu. It will open the settings menu for the shields.

Step: 6

By toggling on the switch next to “Core shields” you can easily stop all the shields protecting your computer from threats and malware. You can also close each option manually by clicking in the checkboxes, there will be many options as you wish. You can also choose how much time you want to turn it off, it will be the same as the last process.

Step: 7

Click “OK” to proceed. It will turn off the Avast antivirus for the time you selected.

How to Turn Off Avast Antivirus from The Task Manager

Step: 1

Open the task manager from the start menu or search for it.

Step: 2

The task manager will open then go to the service hub. Click on open services.

Step: 3

Find the avast antivirus services from the list.

Step: 4

Right-click on the Avast icon, it will open the properties of the program in a drop-down menu.

Step: 5

It will open the service properties of avast antivirus. Click on the stop button. It will stop avast antivirus.

Step: 6

It will then open a drop-down menu in startup type. Choose disabled and then click on “OK”. It will turn off avast antivirus.


Avast antivirus is a great software to protect your computer from threats. But if you find difficulties and want to stop avast antivirus, you can find this article useful. It will stop avast from working. Thus, you can run whatever application you want by simply turning off the antivirus. We hope you liked today’s discussion on how to turn off Avast. We will meet you again in the next discussion.

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