How To Turn Off Bitdefender Antivirus?

How To Turn Off Bitdefender Antivirus

Bitdefender is an Antivirus software that protects your device from known and unknown threats like malware, spyware, ransomware, and Trojans. Turning it off makes your device vulnerable to threats. This article will provide you with detailed instructions about how to turn off Bitdefender Antivirus.

If you still wish to disable it to perform some other import task, disable all the modules temporarily with the help of the steps mentioned below.

  • Step 1:On your computer, launch the Bitdefender Antivirus software.
  • Step 2:Select the Protection tab from the left-side panel, then click the Settings icon in the Antivirus module.
  • Step 3:Click the Shield tab and toggle off the Bitdefender Shield button.
  • Step 4:If prompted, select the Until system restart option. You can also select the desired time duration from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 5:Click OK to confirm your action.
  • Step 6:Go to the Drivers and devices tab and select the Disabled option from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 7:Repeat the same for the following drives.
  • Step 8:Scan CD & DVD
  • Step 9:Scan flash drives
  • Step 10:Scan mapped network drives
  • Step 11:Get back to the Protection window and click the Firewall tab.
  • Step 12:Toggle off the Firewall button and set the temporary time limit from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 13:Click the Advanced Threat Defense tab and toggle off the button.
  • Step 14:Also, select the time limit to turn off the module from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 15:Repeat the same steps for the following modules.
  • Step 16:Antispam
  • Step 17:Safe Files
  • Step 18:Ransomware remediation
  • Step 19:Vulnerability
  • Step 20:Once you have turned off these modules, click the Settings icon in the Online Threat Prevention module.
  • Step 21:Click the Web Protection tab and toggle off the following options: Web attack prevention, Search Advisor, Encrypted web scan, Fraud protection, and Phishing protection.
  • Step 22:Next, click the Network threat prevention tab and turn it off.
  • Step 23:Now, all the antivirus modules have been turned off on your Bitdefender Antivirus software.
  • Step 24:If you having any further queries regarding how to turn off Bitdefender Antivirus software, click the Protection tab from the left-side panel of the Bitdefender main interface.
  • Step 25:Click the Settings icon under the Antivirus module.
  • Step 26:Toggle off the Bitdefender Shield button.
  • Step 27:In the pop-up window, select the Permanently option.
  • Step 28:Click OK to apply the configured settings.