If you would rather disable Avast antivirus from the software’s settings over the System Tray option, you can. This method offers a few additional options to customize your disabling, allowing you to turn off some shields and leave some on which is useful, especially if you’re disabling your Avast antivirus for a specific purpose.
To start, you’ll need to locate the Avast icon in your system tray and double click. This will bring the main window of the software, allowing you to get access to its settings.
Click the menu button in the top right corner of the window.
Locate the Settings option which is accompanied by a gear icon and click it.
You should now see three options on the left of your window; General, Protection, and Performance. Choose Protection.
After choosing Protection, you now have four more options. Select the ‘Core Shields’ option.
This will now display a bunch of options. If you simply want to disable the whole of Avast antivirus click the green checkmark.
You now have access to the amount of time you want Avast antivirus to be disabled. Choose your desired option.
A prompt will appear. Click OK to proceed or Cancel if you want to amend the timing.
That’s it, you’ve successfully disabled your Avast antivirus software.
If you want to do more than just disable Avast antivirus and remove it from your system completely, we’ve also made a guide on how to uninstall Avast antivirus to ensure that process is quick and smooth.