How to Disable Bitdefender?

Disable Bitdefender Issues

How to Disable Bitdefender antivirus software is not suggested as you may encounter the virus, malware, spyware attacks and other phishing emails.

However, if the software is not so effective and causes trouble, carry out these steps to disable or turn off Bitdefender:

  • Open the Bitdefender software application on your device.
  • Go to the Protection section that is available on the left side panel of the screen.
  • Select the Settings option in the Protection window.
  • Toggle off the Bitdefender Shield option from the Shield tab. There are options for disabling the software. Choose an appropriate duration.
How to Disable Bitdefender

How to Temporarily Disable Bitdefender

You can disable the Bitdefender application temporarily on your device and activate it again to avoid risks.

Follow these steps how to Disable Bitdefender temporarily:

  • Open the Bitdefender application on your device and navigate to the Protection window that is available on the left side pane.
  • Click on the Settings button under Antivirus and select the Shield tab.
  • Turn off the button that is next to the Bitdefender Shield.
  • The pop-up window will get opened to choose the time range for disabling the Bitdefender application.
  • Select your required time limit or choose the 'Until system restart' option. Click on the OK button.
  • Now, go to the Drives and Devices tab.
  • Disable the Scan Mapped Network Drives under the Drives and Devices tab.
  • Go to the Protection Features section --> Online Threat Prevention --> Web Protection.
  • Now, toggle off the Web Attack Prevention, Search Advisor, Encrypted Web Scan, Fraud Protection, and Phishing Protection options.
  • Also, turn off Network Threat Prevention.
  • Now, go back to the Protection Features and disable the Firewall, Vulnerability, Advanced Threat Defence, Antispam, Safe Files, and Ransomware Remediation modules.
  • Navigate to the Privacy screen and select the Configure option that is located next to the Parental Control option.
  • Click on the More (three dots) option next to your profile and select the Devices option to deselect the name of your computer. 
  • Click on the Save button and turn off the Webcam Protection and Password modules.
  • Finally, disable the Activate Profiles Automatically and Real-Time Optimization features under the Profiles column.
  • If you find it difficult to disable the Bitdefender, contact our technical team by clicking the call button available on this screen.

How to Disable Safepay in Bitdefender Total Security 2018

You can disable the Bitdefender total Security 2018 by following the steps below.

  • Open the Bitdefender total Security 2018 application and click View Features.
  • Select the Settings icon under the Antivirus tab and toggle off the Bitdefender Shield.
  • Choose 'Permanently' when prompted to select the duration to keep the Bitdefender Shield turned off.
  • Click OK and return to the Protection Features screen.
  • Turn off the Advanced Threat Defence, Safe Files, Vulnerability features, and select the Settings icon under the Web Protection tab.
  • Now, toggle off the Scan Web Traffic for malware, Search Advisor, Scan SSL, Protection against fraud, and Protection against phishing buttons.
  • Now, go back to the Bitdefender home page and check whether the 'Your Device Is At Risk' message is displayed on the window.

How to Disable Safepay in Bitdefender 2017

Bitdefender Safepay is developed to protect your online banking, e-shopping, and other transactions that are processed through the internet. The Bitdefender Password Manager is integrated with Bitdefender Safepay to avoid unauthorized access to your private online locations.

Follow these steps to disable the Safepay in Bitdefender 2017:

  • Open the Bitdefender 2017 application and navigate to Privacy by clicking the Protection Shield icon from the left side panel. 
  • Select the Safepay option and click on the Menu button that is available on the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Click Settings from the drop-down menu to open the General Settings window.
  • Choose 'Do not recommend me to use Safepay' from the drop-down menu.
  • Now, Safepay is how to Disable Bitdefender 2017, and it will not be available while opening the banking website.

How to Disable all Modules in Bitdefender 2019

If you disable all the modules in Bitdefender 2019, you cannot use the Bitdefender features for protection on your device.

The below-mentioned steps must be carried out to disable all the modules in Bitdefender 2019:

  • Open the Bitdefender Total Security 2019 on your device.
  • Navigate to the Protection Features tab and click on the Settings icon under the Antivirus module.
  • Turn off the Bitdefender Shield button from the Shield tab.
  • Select the 'Permanently' or 'Until system restart' option and click the OK button.
  • Turn off the Scan mapped network drives button from the Drives and Devices tab.
  • In the Protection Features window, select the Settings icon under the Online Threat Prevention module.
  • Toggle off all the buttons in the window.
  • Now, return to the Protection Features window and toggle off the Firewall, Advanced Threat Defence, Antispam, Vulnerability, Safe Files, and Ransomware Remediation modules.
  • Navigate to the Privacy screen and select Configure from the Parental Control.
  • It will open the Bitdefender Central tab on your web browser.
  • If it prompts you to log in to the page, use your login credentials.
  • Select the device's name associated with your profile and click on the More(three vertical dots) icon.
  • Select the Devices tab and deselect the checkboxes next to your name.
  • Now, click on the Save button.
  • Set the toggle button to OFF position for Webcam Protection and Password Manager. 
  • Navigate to the Profiles tab and turn off the Activate profiles automatically and Real-time optimization options.
  • Now, all the modules of how to Disable Bitdefender 2019 get disabled on your device.

How to Disable Bitdefender Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can disable the Bitdefender antivirus application using the Task Manager without any difficulties.

  • Open the Task Manager window by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on the keyboard or use Ctrl + Alt + Del keyboard shortcut and click Task Manager.
  • Identify the Bitdefender icon on the Task Manager screen and give a double-click on it.
  • Choose the On option next to the Antivirus and Vulnerability Scan to turn off all the modules.
  • Select Apply --> OK to save the changes that are applied to the Bitdefender software.
  • Now, how to Disable Bitdefender on Windows 10.
  • If you wish to remove the Bitdefender software from your device, you can uninstall it using the Control Panel on Windows 10.
How to Disable Bitdefender Windows 10