We cannot deny that Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus on the market. However, in some other occasion, you may need to disable Bitdefender so temporary or permanent . If this is your case, then this article will be extremely useful to you..
Before continuing, we must warn that it is not at all advisable to keep our computer's antivirus disabled for too long , especially if we are going to browse the web. It is the most effective "shield" we have to deal with the malicious software that abounds in the network.
Temporarily disable Bitdefender
In the event that Bitdefender interferes with an installation, the ideal is to disable it temporarily . Once we finish the installation process, we can activate it again..
The first thing will be to start Bitdefender Total Security .
On the left side of the main interface, we are going to choose "Protection"..
Next, we are going to click on "Open" in the "Antivirus" section.
We go to the "Advanced" tab and then we will select "Bitdefender Shield".
We can see that a pop-up window appears. We will be asked to select how long we want the antivirus protection to remain disabled. So we choose the duration that suits us and we will click "Accept".
In this way, once the time that we have specified has passed. Automatically, the antivirus will be activated again.
How to permanently disable Bitdefender
Bitdefender also has an option to permanently disable the app if necessary. Obviously, this is not recommended; but if we want to try an antivirus compatible with Windows 11 or another operating system, for example, it can be an alternative to consider.
We open the Bitdefender application.
Next, we will have to select "Protection" on the left side.
Now we are going to click on "Open" in the "Antivirus" section.
The next thing will be to switch to the "Advanced" tab which is just below the "Antivirus" title and we will click on "Bitdefender Shield".
A pop-up window will appear. In the drop-down menu, we will have to select "Permanently". Once selected, we will have to click "OK".
In case we want to re-enable the antivirus, we will have to go back to the "Protection" window and in the "Antivirus" section, move the "Bitdefender Shield" switch and that's it.