How To Stop Avast From Running

By Ammarrauf01

How To Stop Avast From Running. In this article, you will get to know how to disable Avast from running, steps to stop a specific Avast shield, steps to disable Avast on startup, and how to prevent Avast pop-ups. Avast helps in protecting our computers from viruses and malware. Some users want to turn off Avast, but it is not recommended as viruses, malware and unauthorized applications can cause harm to your PC.

How To Stop Avast From Running Temporarily?

Here is the method to disable Avast:

1.Right click on Avast icon on the taskbar.
2.Select Avast shields control.

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3.Choose the required option to make the changes.
4.You can also select disable permanently to turn it off.
5.It will for the confirmation related to your selected choice.
6.Select ‘Yes’.

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7.Now, whenever you open the antivirus, it will say ‘All antivirus shields are off’.
8.This is how you can stop Avast from running in the background.

How To Stop A Specific Avast Shield?

1.Right click on Avast icon.
2.Select ‘Open Avast user interface’.
3.Choose Protection tab.

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4.Go to Core Shields.
5.Select the shields that you want to disable.

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6.You have to select the duration of turning it off.
7.You can also make the changes permanent.

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8.Close the antivirus window and restart the PC.

How To Disable Avast On Startup?

You can stop the antivirus from running on startup. To do so:

1.Right click on the taskbar.
2.Choose Task Manager.

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3.Go to Startup tab.
4.Select the preferred desktop app.
5.Click on ‘Disable’.

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6.Now, Avast will not run automatically on startup.

How To Prevent Avast Pop-Ups?

Many users are not interested in the pop-up, warning and important messages that appear on the screen, while Avast is running in the background. To disable Avast pop-up messages:

1.Open Avast antivirus as mentioned above.
2.Go to the Menu tab.
3.Choose Settings.

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4.Uncheck the option to turn off all pop-ups, alerts and messages.

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5.Close the window to save the changes.