Sometimes antivirus apps block important Windows services used by 3rd party apps like Discord and Steam. Because of this problem, users can face issues steam download not working, or Discord update failed. Not only apps but antivirus like Avast block websites too.
The only solution is to either disable your antivirus or delete it completely from your system. Now uninstalling antivirus can make your system more vulnerable to viruses and malware. So it’s a good idea to turn off avast antivirus for some time while working with 3rd party apps.
If you don’t know how to disable Avast or any other antivirus, then follow these steps.
A Guide to Disable Avast Antivirus on Windows 10 & Mac
Note that these steps will completely disable Avast antivirus on your Windows system. So disable avast while using affected apps.
Method 1: Disable Avast Using the System Tray
Step 1: Click on the system tray icon located in the taskbar. (below right corner)
Step 2: Click on the Avast Control icon > select disable avast. You can disable avast temporary for the selected time.
Step 3: Click “Yes” to confirm the selection, and you’re done.
Method 2: Disable Avast Using Settings
Step 1: Open Avast antivirus and then go to settings. You can also use the system tray to access Avast settings.
Step 2: Click on components > disable Field System Shield, Mail, and WebShield. You have to specify for how long you want to disable Avast.
How to Disable Avast on Mac OS
Step 1: Open Avast app on Mac and then go to Preferences using the 3 dot icon.
Step 2: Then go to components and click on disable on shield options that you want to disable.
Frequently Asked Questions – Avast
Q 1: How Long Can I turn off Avast?
Answer: It depends on you. If you are working on something important and avast is blocking required services, you have to keep it disabled.
Q 2: Can I Disable Avast on System startup?
Answer: Go to task manager > startup > select avast > right-click on it and choose disable. You can also stop avast browser opening on startup.
Q 3: How to disable Avast on my Android?
Answer: Go to settings > Apps manager > Find and open Avast > click on force stop. This will kill avast services on your Android phone. You can also open the Avast app setting by long pressing on its icon in the app drawer.
Q 4: Can I uninstall Avast Antivirus?
Answer: Yes, you can. To uninstall Avast on Windows 10, open control panel > uninstall programs > right click on Avast > click on uninstall.
Q 5: Is Avast malware?
Answer: According to some news reports, Avast sold its user’s data to big companies. If you want to protect your privacy, we don’t we do not recommend using Avast products. Instead, you can use other safer and secure antivirus apps like McAfee and Norton. You can also use malware removal tools like Malwarebytes to protect your system.
Avast is one of the best Antivirus apps that protect your system against viruses and malware. Do not forget to enable avast once you’re done with your work. Also, Avast may use a lot of CPU power as compared to other security apps. So if you are running your Windows 10 with low RAM, then remove Avast to save memory. You can use McAfee instead of Avast, which is another popular Antivirus for Windows.
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