How To Turn Off Bitdefender?

How To Turn Off Bitdefender
How To Turn Off Bitdefender

If you need to disable Bitdefender for whatever reason, here’s how you can do it. However, be aware that while your computer is deactivated, it will not be protected from threats.

When it comes to antivirus software, Bitdefender is one of the top solutions. If there’s a reason you’d like to disable it, we’ll explain how to do so. However, before you do so, see if there is a better option.

Because it is dangerous to switch off antivirus protection for an extended period of time, the default setting is to disable Bitdefender for 5 minutes.

If the firewall is causing problems, you can disable it in the same way, but you might want to consider adding an exclusion so that the app that was obstructed can still run while the firewall handles the other apps.

How to disable bitdefender windows 10?

Open the most important Bitdefender interface. Either look for Bitdefender in the Start menu of Windows 10 or in the notification area of the system menu: click on the small upward-facing arrow to the left of the time and date. A white B in a red square will be the star.

When you first enter the Dashboard, go to the left side of the page and click on the Security link.

You can turn off Bitdefender Shield by going to Settings in the ANTIVIRUS box. When you do so, a Windows prompt will appear, asking if you want to enable the following modifications: Yes should be selected.

You may now choose how long you want to turn off risk protection, and we recommend keeping it to a minimum so you can complete all of your tasks. It will automatically return after the time period you specify, ensuring you don’t forget.

How can I turn Bitdefender off completely?

If this does not resolve your problem, you can disable several modules. For example, Advanced Threat Protection examines programmes for numerous types of exploits that can prevent a programme from executing. If you are confident that it is safe, you can disable it by clicking Preferences from the ADVANCED THREAT PROTECTION box.

On the other hand, your issue could be a link to another internet resource. To turn off Bitdefender’s online security, go to Preferences, then ONLINE THREAT PREVENTION, and you’ll see a lot of toggles to turn off. Pay attention to the Network hazard avoidance page, which has a different toggle.

As previously said, turning one or more of these off indefinitely is not a good idea because they are all necessary for keeping your computer, information, and identity safe.

How to Get Rid of BitDefender?

If you wish to disable BitDefender permanently, you need uninstall the programme. Return to Windows 10 and go to Start and Settings. When you find BitDefender, go to Programs and select Uninstall. Uninstall is found in the Control Panel under Programs and Attributes in Windows 8 and 7.

Start your Finder and select Move from the menu bar to permanently shut down BitDefender on your Mac. After that, go to Utilities and run BitDefenderUninstaller. When prompted, select Uninstall and then provide your device’s Administrator password. Once you’ve confirmed that the programme has been uninstalled, go to Macintosh HD, then Library, and then Trash the BitDefender folder.

How Do I Turn On BitDefender?

Perhaps you’re dealing with a technical issue that prohibits BitDefender from responding, or you just need to enable BitDefender after exporting it. To re-enable it, undo the actions you took to disable BitDefender so that all of the modules you disabled can run again. If you think you’ll be doing this frequently, it could be helpful to keep track of what you disable so you know what to reenable and then disable.

However, if your BitDefender continues turning off, you should take additional precautions. If you haven’t already, try rebooting. If this doesn’t work, and you’re using Windows, try flipping it from the Action Center. You can also open BitDefender and go to Settings, then double-check that On-Access Scanning is enabled. Also, double-check each module to ensure that nothing that needs to be turned on has been disabled at any point.

How to disable all modules in Bitdefender?

1. On the left-hand side, click Protection. Click Open in the Antivirus panel. Turn off Bitdefender Shield in the Advanced tab. If prompted, select from the drop-down menu whether you want to disable it permanently or until the system restarts. To confirm, press OK.

2. Use the Settings tab to select Disabled

* Scan CD and DVD* Scan flash drives
* Scan mapped network drives

3. Return to Protection Set the switch to OFF in the Firewall panel.

4. Set the switch to OFF in the Antispam pane.

5. Set the switch to OFF in the Ransomware Prevention pane.

6. In the Vulnerability pane set the switch to OFF.

7. Click Open in the Advanced Threat Defense panel. Turn off Advanced Threat Defense in the Settings tab.

8. Click Settings in the Online Threat Prevention Module. Switch OFF in the Settings tab

* Web Protection
* Search Advisor
* Secure web scan
* Fraud protection
* Protection against Phishing
* Network Protection
* Email Protection (use drop-down menu for Don’t scan email)

9. On the left-hand side, click Privacy. Click Settings in the Safepay panel. Switch OFF in the Settings tab

* Safepay Notifications
* Bitdefender Safepay automatically opens
* Use VPN with Securepay

10. Set the switch to OFF in the Password Manager panel.

11. Set the switch to OFF in the Anti Tracker pane.

12. Click Open VPN in the VPN panel and disconnect if it is connected.

13. Click Settings in the Audio Protection pane. Switch OFF in the Settings tab

* Webcam Protection
* Microphone monitor

14. You can return to Privacy. Click Configure in the Parental advisor pane. Bitdefender Central will open in your default browser. If prompted, sign in. Click VIEW to open the child profile associated to your device. Click  next Monitored By Parental Control. Then click Unassign.

15. On the left-hand side, click Utilities. Click Settings in the Profiles panel. Turn off and activate profiles in the Profiles tab.

16. On the left-hand side, click Settings. Turn off Scan hosts file in the Advanced tab.

Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Cybers Guards. Prior to that, She was responsible for leading its Cyber Security Practice and Cyber Security Operations Center, which provided managed security services.