How to Turn off Bitdefender Antivirus Temporarily in your Computer?

Bitdefender antivirus is a famous security software brand which is developed and distributed by a Romanian company named Bitdefender. This IT Company provides various cyber-security software programs and services. Bitdefender is well-known for offering network security tools. No doubt it provides numerous advanced services for protecting your device and data but in case of network security; no one can beat Bitdefender security tools. The powerful firewall and VPN of Bitdefender antivirus ensures that no threat can enter in your device.

If we talk about virus protection, the advanced virus detection tool takes care of your device. Whenever it detects any kind of malware lurking around your device; it quickly blocks all the inlets and then removes the malware. It also scans all the peripheral storages devices such as flash drives, CDs before loading. If the flash drive contains any virus it immediately tells the user and does not load the CD or flash drive. But sometimes this feature can be bothersome especially when the flash drive is containing some important data but the Bitdefender antivirus is blocking it. At that time, many people think How to Turn off Bitdefender and then quickly uninstall Bitdefender for accessing the file. After then, they have to reinstall the antivirus. But there is also an easy way of accessing the file. You can simply Disable Bitdefender antivirus. With this method, you don’t have to uninstall your antivirus.

How to Temporarily Disable Bitdefender?

Follow the mentioned steps for disabling your Bitdefender antivirus:

  1. Open your device
  2. Click on Bitdefender icon from the desktop
  3. Your Bitdefender dashboard will appear on the screen
  4. Click on Protection window
  5. Go to Shield Tab
  6. Turn off Bitdefender Shield
  7. You will be asked about the disabling period
  8. If you want to stop Bitdefender temporarily until you use your computer then choose until system restart
  9. If you want to Turn-off Bitdefender until you manually enable it then you have to choose permanently (You can easily enable your antivirus anytime you want)
  10. Now go to Drives and devices
  11. Hit the Scan mapped network drives
  12. Click on disabled
  13. Go back to Protection features
  14. Now hit the Setting button
  15. Click on Online Threat Prevention
  16. Go to Web Protection tab
  17. Click on Web Attack Prevention
  18. Hit the Off button
  19. Click on Search Advisor
  20. Switch it to off
  21. Go to Encryption Web Scan
  22. Click on Off
  23. Open Phishing protection
  24. Hit the Off button

How to Disable Bitdefender firewall?

Many times, the firewall blocks various URLs which are not malicious but seems suspicious to your antivirus. At that time, you have to disable your firewall.

Steps for disabling Firewall and other advanced features of Bitdefender:

  1. Go to Protection Features
  2. Click on Firewall
  3. Toggle the button to off
  4. Go to Advanced Threat Defense
  5. Switch it off
  6. Click on Vulnerability menu
  7. Toggle it to off
  8. Go to Ransomware Remediation
  9. Click on off

From the privacy screen you can also disable other features such as parental control, webcam protection, password manager, etc. But disabling antivirus is not recommendable; after completing your work ensures to enable the protection.

How to disable Bitdefender Web Attack Prevention?

Bitdefender offers a web attack prevention feature to the user. It prevents unnecessary downloads on the PC. While surfing the internet, some files or apps get downloaded automatically. Most of those downloads are malicious. Those files carry spyware and Trojans which steal the data from your device. But sometimes, the web attack prevention suspects reliable files as malicious and restricts the download process. Whenever your file or app download process is getting interrupted, disable the Bitdefender web attack prevention feature temporarily.

  1. Open Bitdefender dashboard
  2. From the left pane, click on Protection
  3. Tap on Online Threat Prevention
  4. Click on the Web Attack Prevention feature
  5. Toggle the switch to disable
  6. Hit on OK button

Now close the Bitdefender dashboard and retry to download the file or app. After downloading the file, the user should enable web attack prevention. Again, open the Online threat prevention tab and enable the web attack prevention feature. 

How to disable Bitdefender antispam feature?

Bitdefender offers an anti-spam feature that can diagnose all spam mails. Whenever a spam mail appears, Bitdefender immediately sends it to the spam folder. Most of the spam is used for advertisement purposes. But some of the spam mail can be malicious. Your Bitdefender protects the device from all spam mails. But the user gets issues when the Bitdefender antispam feature suspects a reliable mail as malicious. It blocks the mail and the user won’t receive the mail. If you are sure that the incoming mail is secured; disable the Bitdefender antispam feature. 

  1. Click on the Bitdefender icon
  2. Go to Bitdefender dashboard and click on Protection
  3. Click on the Anti Spam feature
  4. Toggle the button to disable and click on the OK button

Close the antivirus dashboard and go to the email folder. Refresh your inbox folder and check for the email. Once you receive your email, you should enable the Bitdefender antispam feature. Open the dashboard and go to antispam; toggle the switch to ON and now your mail is secured from all the malicious emails. 

How to disable Bitdefender Search Advisor?

Bitdefender keeps your web surfing secured by using the search advisor tool. This feature of Bitdefender checks all web pages you are accessing. Whenever the user searches a term on the browser; Bitdefender search advisor immediately checks all the result pages. When the search result appears, you can see which pages are secured to access. This feature helps the user to prevent accessing malicious pages. In case, you need to access a page but the search advisor is showing it malicious then try disabling the search advisor temporarily. 

  1. Go to the Bitdefender dashboard
  2. Choose the Protection tab from the left pane
  3. Click on Search Advisor
  4. Tap the toggle to disable

Click on the OK button. After disabling the Bitdefender search advisor, the user must access only secured pages. Go to the URL you want to use. The user must access the site carefully as the antivirus has marked it as malicious. After completing the job, the user should enable the search advisor. Close the browser and don’t use the internet until you restart the advisor feature. Go to the Bitdefender and then open the online threat prevention tab. Click on the Search Advisor feature and then toggle its switch to enable. After enabling the Search Advisor feature of Bitdefender, the user can safely surf the internet. 

How to disable the Vulnerability Scan feature on Bitdefender?

Bitdefender has a special vulnerability scan feature that inspects your Wi-Fi network. It inspects the Wi-Fi for the connection type. If the user’s system is connected to an unsecured network; it will immediately alert the user. The vulnerability scan feature also checks all the vulnerable devices on the network. It also scans for weak passwords. The vulnerability scan feature alerts you when an unrecognized device tries to access your network. You can check the device name and grant the connection. Sometimes, this scan feature prevents the connection. For connecting that device with the network then disable the Vulnerability scan feature.

  1. Connect the device to the network
  2. Open your Bitdefender antivirus on the desktop
  3. Click on the Protection tab and go to Vulnerability
  4. Check the switch and toggle it to disable

Choose the OK button and the vulnerability scan feature will stop working. Now try to connect the device. The user must connect only safe devices to the network. After completing the connection, enable the vulnerability scan to keep the home network secured.

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