Anti-virus software helps protect your computer from incoming threats, but from time to time, you might find an occasion to disable it. If you're using AVG's anti-virus program, you can set it to close down temporarily. The process also allows you to set a time to turn the program back on. If you want to turn it off completely, uninstall the program.

Temporarily Disable AVG

Step 1

Click "Tools" from the AVG program, and then click "Advanced Settings."

Step 2

Click in the check box next to "Temporarily disable AVG protection."

Step 3

Click "OK."

Step 4

Select a date when you want AVG to turn back on.

Step 5

Click "OK."

Uninstall AVG

Step 1

Click "Start" from the system tray, and then right-click on the AVG program.

Step 2

Click "Uninstall" from the tray at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3

Check that "AVG AntiVirus" is highlighted and then click "Uninstall/Change."