I’ve had a couple of questions lately about how to temporarily disable the Avast security software. Sometimes you need to disable security software to install a program. I wouldn’t do it unless I was absolutely certain about the program I was installing. Here’s how to turn it off. Find the Avast icon on your taskbar.
Right-click on the icon. Choose Avast shields controls from the menu. You can then choose to disable the program for a few minutes, an hour, until the PC is restarted, or until you activate them again.