Right-click the Avast Antivirus icon in the notification area of your toolbar. The notification area is on the right side of your toolbar.
Hover over the "Avast Shields Control" entry of the right-click contextual menu. This expands the menu to offer additional options. Click "Disable Permanently" to turn off all Avast protection shields.
Click "Yes" to confirm your action in the Avast warning screen. This confirms that you intended to shut down Avast protection.
Tips & Warnings
- Select "Disable Until Computer is Restarted" from the right-click contextual menu if you want Avast to restart protection shields when you reboot your computer.