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Disable Anti-virus Software When Installing a New Program

Q:
I was installing a program and it told me disable my anti-virus software. How do I do that?

A:
On the right side of your taskbar is your system tray . In it you can see the programs that are currently running.

Move your cursor over an icon and you should get a little text line telling you what the program is.

Right mouse click your anti-virus icon and you will be given the option to disable.

A red X should appear over the icon in the system tray.

When you are done installing the software, just right click your anti-virus icon again and choose “enable“.

BONUS TIP: You can also use this procedure to disable or shut down any programs running in your system tray. This comes in handy especially when you need extra memory to burn a CD or DVD.

~ David