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How To Temporarily Disable Bitdefender?

The Bitdefender Antivirus software is compatible with most of the operating systems. However, you may have to disable the Antivirus software when you are installing some new applications. You can easily disable Bitdefender and enable it when required. Proceed with the simple steps given below to disable the Bitdefender Antivirus temporarily.

Disable the Bitdefender Temporarily

  • Double-click the Bitdefender icon on the Taskbar on your Windows computer to open the Bitdefender Antivirus application.
  • Click the Settings option from the Protection window.
  • Select the Shield tab and click on the Button toggle next to the Bitdefender shield to turn off protection.
  • You will be prompted to choose either Disable permanently or until computer restarts.
  • To disable the Bitdefender Antivirus program temporarily, select the “Until System Restarts” option.
  • Go to the Drives and Devices section and select the Scan Mapped Network Network Drives. Then, disable it.
  • Navigate to the Protection Features and locate the Online Threat Prevention module.
  • Select the Web Protection option. Now turn off the modules mentioned Phishing Protection, Encrypted Web Scan, Web Attack Protection, Fraud Protection, and Search Advisor.
  • Ensure that you disable Network Threat Prevention also.
  • Turn off Firewall, Antispam, Advanced Threat Defense, Safe Files, Vulnerability, and Ransomware Remediation.
  • Go to the Privacy section and select the Parental Control section. Now, select Configure and click on the More icon.
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  • Select the Devices option and uncheck the name of your computer from the displayed list. Then, click on the Save button.
  • Navigate to the Webcam Protection and Password Manager modules and turn them off.
  • Now, go to the Profiles section, select the Active Profiles option and turn the toggle to the Off position. Also, turn off Real-Time Optimization under Profiles.
  • Your Bitdefender Antivirus will now be disabled temporarily until you enable it.
  • To Disable Bitdefender, contact our technical team by clicking the call button displayed on this screen.