How To Disable Avg
While it is safest to run with antivirus protection at all times, knowing how to disable AVG can be a lifesaver. If your computer is acting sluggish, you can temporarily disable AVG to eliminate it as the cause of your problem. On rare occasions, AVG will produce a false-positive result and label an innocuous program as a virus. You can temporarily disable AVG in order to install and use the program.
To disable AVG, you will need:
- AVG antivirus
To disable AVG:
- Open to AVG user interface. You can access this by clicking the icon located at the lower right-hand corner of your screen. The AVG icon is red, blue, green and yellow.
- Double-click the "Resident Shield" entry. You should find this in the middle of the overview window.
- Click on the check mark next to the words "Resident Shield Active." The check mark should disappear.
- Save your changes. The save option is at the bottom of the window.
Tips & warnings:
- Make sure that the program you are trying to install is virus-free. You can look on tech support forums to see if others are experiencing the same false-positive issue.
- Before you disable AVG, try updating the program. This may solve your problem.
- Turn AVG back on as soon as is practical or find an alternate anti-virus program in order to protect your computer from infection.
- If AVG is causing your computer to run slowly, you may not have enough RAM. The 32-bit version of Windows 7 requires a bare minimum of 1 GB of RAM and will run better if you have more.