How to turn off Avast, McAfee, and Kaspersky?

Antivirus has become the spine of every device. But there is a fact that it comes with some technical errors too. When any error happens then the antivirus will stop working and put your device under danger. Also, it sometimes blocks any program or application which is important to you but according to antivirus, it is not safe to open and hence, it will not allow you to open that program. In that case, you have only one way left to troubleshoot this error and that is “Turning it off”. But, if you are new to the antivirus program then there is a possibility that you don’t know how to get it turned off. Don’t worry we are here with this post to tell you how to turn off the antivirus in just a few simple steps.



Here are few simple steps to turn off a few famous antivirus programs that are, McAfee, Avast and Kaspersky antivirus.

Let’s start with the procedure for Turn off Avast antivirus:

Completely (All Shield):

  • Firstly, get the Avast icon
  • Right-click on it and look for the option ‘Avast shields control
  • Then, choose one of the options there like 10 minutes, 1 hour and until the system reboot and permanently
  • The option you will choose, Avast will prompt you for confirmation by selecting ‘Yes’ and then Avast and its shields should be paused/disabled for the selected period

Temporarily (Specific Shield):

Apart from turning off all shields, Avast also provides an option to temporarily turn off/pause any particular shield. For that,

  • Open the main Avast user interface and then,
  • Go to the “Protection> Core Shield
  • Also, you can go to the Settings that appear in the left corner of Avast Interface
  • Then, choose ‘Components’ and there you will see all list of Avast Shields
  • Choose any one of them which you want to disable and click on the switcher
  • When you click on it you will get four options of the time period
  • Select the period you want and then click on it
  • If the shied has been disabled then you should see the switch change to ‘Off’ and then the main window will prompt yellow with the message ‘File Shield is now Off’

To turn the McAfee Off, just follow the given steps very carefully:

  • Double click on the McAfee icon that appears in the system tray to open McAfee control panel
  • Now, click on Navigation link and to see the navigation center
  • Then, click on the Real-Time Scanning’ to see the antivirus options
  • Now, click on the “Turn off” option to open the Turn Off window
  • Choose an option in the “When do you want to re-enable Real-Time Scanning” from the drop-down box
  • You can select 10, 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes or also when you restart the computer
  • You can choose “Never” if you don’t want to enable it again until you don’t need
  • Click the ‘Turn Off’ button to turn off the protection and click on the ‘Done’ button and close the McAfee control panel

Let’s end with the method of Turn off Kaspersky antivirus:

  • Open the Kaspersky antivirus and then go to the button portion of the main application window
  • Now, you’ll need to click on the Settings
  • If you are using password-protected Settings window then, enter the password and select the save password for the current session checkbox
  • Then, click on Next and navigate to the Additional section in the Settings window
  • Here, you will have to select Self-Defence
  • Now, select or clear the Enable Self-Defence checkbox in its Settings window
  • A message will prompt then, The Attention and then, click on Continue and close the main application Windows

By following these simple methods you can easily turn off these antivirus programs and it is advisable to follow the steps very carefully under stable and strong internet connection.

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