How to temporarily disable your Anti-virus

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How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus

AVAST

  •  Right-click on the avast! icon in system tray (looks like this: avast or like this:avast_new ) .
  • Select avast! shields control and there will be options to disable avast for 10 minutes, 1 hour, until the computer is restarted or permanently.

Note – Create an exception to VO Editor in AVAST

  • Open Avast
  • Go to “Settings”
  • In the page “General” locate “Exclusions” and open it

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  • Click on “browse”

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  • A new window will open and you must search and select the folder “Vo Editor” (“C:\Program Files (x86)\VO Editor”)

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  • Confirm with “OK”
  • Finish by clicking in “Add”

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AVIRA ANTIVIR
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for an open white umbrella on red background.  antivir

  • Right click it -» untick the option AntiVir Guard enable
  • You should now see a closed, white umbrella on a red background (looks to this: antivir_disabled )

BIT DEFENDER

  • Double click on the system icon for Bit Defender. bd_icon
  • When the Bit Defender window appears, move mouse arrow to the left side and click >> Virus Shield.
  • Move mouse arrow to the black check by Virus Shield is enabled and click.
  • The black works will change to red, >> Virus Shield is disabled.
  • Move mouse arrow to the top right corner and click the down arrows.

KASPERSKY ANTIVIRUS
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a kav sign.

  • right click it-> select Pause Protection.
  • click on -> By User Request
  • a popup will claim that protection is now disabled and a sign like this: kav_disabled will now be shown.

MCAFEE ANTIVIRUS
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a mcafee sign.

  • Right-click it -> chose “Exit.”
  • A popup will warn that protection will now be disabled. Click on “Yes” to disable the Antivirus guard.

MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALSHow to temporarily disable Microsoft Security Essentials

  • Right-click on the MSE icon in the system tray and choose Open. mse_on
  • Click the Settings tab, then click Real Time Protection.
  • Uncheck the box next to “Turn on real time protection“.
  • Click the “Save changes” button.
  • Exit MSE when done.

NORTON ANTIVIRUS (by Symantec)
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a norton sign.

  • right-click it -> chose “Disable Auto-Protect.”
  • select a duration of 1 hour
  • click “Ok.”
  • a popup will warn that protection will now be disabled and the sign will now look like this: norton_disabled

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