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How To Disable Bitdefender Antivirus on Windows PC?

  • 21 May, 2022
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Can Bitdefender be turned off? Yes, you definitely can disable Bitdefender antivirus. But, the million-dollar question is why one might like to disable Bitdefender antivirus software? It is quite a legitimate question as Bitdefender offers full-prove security against trojans, malware, spyware, spam, and viruses. And amid of rising digital threat, it has become very important to have your device equipped with the best security tools such as Bitdefender. But, still, you need to learn how to disable Bitdefender antivirus. Why? Because like any other security application, Bitdefender also can interfere with the other software installed on your computer. As a result, you might face problems like crashing, slowdown, and constant unresponsiveness of your device.  

If you think your Bitdefender antivirus is stopping your device or any particular or all software from functioning to the best level then this is the time to temporarily disable the Bitdefender antivirus program. But, let's not forget that there might be so many reasons that might lead your device to poor performance. In such a case, the idea of disabling your Bitdefender antivirus might not be helpful. Hence, I recommend you once to contact us and get assistance from the experts.

If you are sure that the Bitdefender antivirus is the root cause of the trouble then keep on reading this post and disable your Bitdefender  antivirus in just a few simple steps:

How to disable Bitdefender antivirus plus?

Before you follow the below-mentioned steps and disable your Bitdefender antivirus plus security tool, let me clear one thing. Turning off the Bitdefender antivirus program means that your device will be no under the extra layer of protection. Your device and the stored data in it might expose to viruses and many other digital threats. So, take your time before taking a final decision on whether or not you should disable Bitdefender antivirus.

If you are sure about turning off the Bitdefender  security tool then just do as mentioned below:

  • So, as a first step, find and click on the Bitdefender antivirus icon.
  • The next screen will open up with the dashboard of Bitdefender antivirus.
  • From the left side pane,l select the Protection tab.
  • Now all the security features will come to your view with the settings buttons.
  • Click on the setting buttons and then toggle off the Bitdefender shield. 
  • After that Bitdefender will let you choose the time range to keep the protection disabled.
  • Select the time range and click okay to temporarily disable your Bitdefender software.
  • Now all of your selected features will turn off till the set time.

How do I permanently disable Bitdefender in Windows 10?

Well, the process to disable Bitdefender in Windows 10 is not quite simple but pretty the same as I have already mentioned above. What exactly you need to do is mentioned below:

  • Get into the Bitdefender antivirus.
  • Select protection and then choose Antivirus.
  • In the advance tab, you will find the "turn off Bitdefender  Shield" option that you need to select. 
  • From the drop-down menu select to keep it disabled permanently or until the system restart.
  • Now go to the setting section of each pane and turn off the toggle button.
  • After that return to protection, select the Firewall pane, and turn the button off.
  • Similarly, go to each section like Antispam, Ransomeware protection, vulnerability pane, and advance threat defense. And turn off the toggle button to completely disable the Bitdefender permanently.

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How to uninstall Bitdefender from a Windows PC?

Different people might have different reasons to uninstall the Bitdefender from a PC or laptop. Whatever might be the reason, one piece of great news is that nobody is bound by any condition. Due to whatsoever reason if you don't want to use Bitdefender then you always can uninstall the Bitdefender with ease of mind these are the steps:

  • Select the Start button available at the Windows taskbar.
  • Then, select the Bitdefender security folder from the menu.
  • Now simply just right-click on the Bitdefender app.
  • Finally, select Uninstall, and a new pop-up will come to your view.
  • Now you need to select the product of the Bitdefender that you want to uninstall such as Bitdefender total security, Internet Security, and Antivirus.
  • If you are asked, select Yes to confirm the uninstallation.
  • Finally, select Remove to permanently uninstall Bitdefender from your Window computer

Note: If you have tried the above-mentioned steps but failed to remove the Bitdefender from your PC then feel free to contact us. Quick assistance is available for uninstalling the Bitdefender from your Window, MAC, or Tablets.


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