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Uninstall or Turn Off Avast Ad Blocker

There are two ways of doing this, either you can turn off the ad blocker via Avast’s User Interface or via Control Panel. However, I’ve listed down the steps to turn off as well as uninstall Avast AdBlocker.

How to Turn Off Avast Ad Blocker?

Anyone can very quickly turn off Avast Ad Blocker and uninstall it from the browser (Firefox/ Chrome) or any other browser. Follow the steps below to Turn Off Avast Ad Blocker from your windows start menu.

Step 1: First of all, close all browsers.

Step 2: Head over to “Start Button” then look for “Avast user interface”.

Step 3: Here Go to Settings > Browser Integration and finally select the “Uninstall” button to start the avast antivirus ad blocker removal tool.

Step 4: Now, select the browser from the list you want to disable avast ad blocker or select all the browsers to completely turn off avast ad blocker on all the installed web browsers.

How to Uninstall Avast Ad Blocker from PC

In order to disable Avast adblockers, you need to uninstall it completely from your computer.

Step 1: Head over the “Start Menu” and search for “Control Panel.”

Step 2: Step 2: Select “Programs and Features” (If you’re running Windows XP or 7, this option is called “Add/ Remove Programs.”) The option will be named as “Uninstall a Program” in Windows 8 and 10.

Step 3: Finally, Select “Avast Ad Blocker” and click on “Uninstall” button and follow the on-screen instruction.

Step 4: You may now restart your desktop to see if the AdBlocker of Avast has been deleted from your computer.

Finally, the application has been deleted from your computer.

Note – Step 4 is completely optional.

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How to Disable Avast Free Antivirus in Windows 10/8/7

The following section is about methods to turn off complete or individual Avast antivirus shields. Let’s go to see the detailed steps.

How to Close Avast Completely (All Shields)

Basically, turning off all the shields of Avast refers to completely stopping or disabling the whole active protection of this free antivirus. Thus, you should know what you are doing. Generally, the following is also the procedure of how to stop Avast from running in the background.

Step 1: Control Avast Shields

1. Go to the taskbar in Windows 10/8/7, right-click on the icon of Avast and you can see some options regarding the security suite.

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Tip: By default, the Avast icon is hidden and you may need to click the small triangle to open the notification area if you can’t see this program.

2. Choose Avast shields control.

3. Choose one option based on how long you want to stop Avast from running. To disable Avast permanently, you can choose the last one. To temporarily disable Avast, the former three options are available.

Step 2: Confirm Your Operation

After choosing an option, this software asks you to make a confirmation. All shields will be turned off or stopped. This may cause a malware attack, so do this operation prudently. Then, click OK to continue.

Step 3: Go Back to the Main Window

Later, open the main interface and you will find this software gives you a message in red saying “All your shields are off”. This means you are not protected by Avast. To use it again, you should click RESOLVE.

How to Disable Avast (Specified Shields)

In the above, we have shown you how to close Avast completely. Sometimes, you may want to only turn off or stop certain shields. Now, let’s go to see the step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Run Avast Free Antivirus in Windows 10/8/7. Then, go to its Protection interface where you can click Core Shields to choose core defenses.

Step 2: Choose the shield that you want to turn off or stop and click on the switcher.

Step 3: Avast gives you four options: Stop for 10 minutes, Stop for 1 hour, Stop until your next restart, and Stop indefinitely. Choose one based on your own needs.

Tip: Similarly, you can choose any one from the former three options to temporarily disable Avast. To turn off Avast permanently, click Stop indefinitely.

Step 4: After confirmation, you can see the switcher becomes OFF in the Protection tab. To turn it on, you can change the switcher from OFF to ON.

Tip: How to disable Avast firewall? If you are using a paid edition of Avast Antivirus, you can click Firewall under the Protection tab to stop since the free edition doesn’t support this shield.

How to Disable Avast on Windows Startup

Some users may want to stop this antivirus from running on startup. If you are the one, follow these steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar and choose Task Manager.

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Step 2: Navigate to the Startup tab.

Step 3: Right-click on AvLaunch component and choose Disable. After that, it won’t automatically run when turning on your Windows 10/8/7.

Note: In most cases, you couldn’t disable Avast on Startup but you can choose to uninstall it.

Useful Methods to Protect Your PC Against Virus and Malware

In addition to backing up your important files after you disable Avast or uninstall it, you can take some other measures to protect the PC from malware and virus.

Run Windows Defender

Note: Actually, it is necessary to enable Avast in your PC to prevent some threats. If you don’t like this antivirus program, you can try other software, for example, Norton Security, McAfee, TotalAV, Windows Defender, etc.

Windows Defender is a free antimalware program that comes with Windows 10, helping scan programs you open & new files downloaded from the web, protect PCs against from viruses, malware, and other malicious threats.

You can automatically update it through Windows Update. If you disable Avast, please ensure Windows Defender is running.

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Keep Windows Up-to-Date

Microsoft periodically releases some special security updates to protect your PC against viruses and some other malware attacks. Please make sure your Windows is running the latest operating system version to gain these security updates.

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Use a Firewall

If a virus tries to connect to your computer, Windows Firewall or any other firewall program may tell you the suspicious campaign. Besides, it can block viruses or worms from trying to download malicious applications to the PC.

Ensure UAC Is Turned on

UAC refers to User Account Control that can notify you and ask you whether to approve the changes when some changes are made to your computer that needs administrator-level permission. This way, UAC can keep viruses from unwanted changes.

Some other tips you can pay attention to after you disable Avast

  • Use a strong password
  • Use your Internet browser’s privacy settings.
  • Clear your Internet cache and your browsing history.
  • Pay attention to Windows SmartScreen notifications.
  • Use a pop-up blocker with your Internet browser.
  • Don’t open email attachments that you don’t recognize and email messages from unfamiliar senders.

Warnings

  • Do not turn off shields or disable Avast if you do not know, what you are doing.

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  • Never confirm disabling Avast shields if you are not doing it intentionally because some malware can ask you to disable Avast.

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