icon in system tray
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
AVAST
Right click on the avast! icon in system tray (looks like this:
) and choose (Stop
On-Access Protection)
AVG 7
Please open the AVG7 Control Center.

Double-click on the "AVG Resident Shield" component (looks like this:
).

Deselect the "Turn on AVG Resident Shield" checkmark and save the setting.

When you need to enable the AVG Resident Shield, reopen the AVG Control
Center.

Double-click on the "AVG Resident Shield" component, select the "Turn on
AVG Resident Shield" checkmark and save the setting.
AVG 8
Please open the AVG 8 Control Center, by right clicking on the AVG 8 icon on task
bar.

Click on Tools.

Select Advanced.

In the left hand pane, scroll down to "Resident Shield".

In the main pane, deselect the option to "Enable Resident Shield."

To re-enable AVG 8, please select "Enable Resident Shield" again.
AVG 8.5
Please open the AVG 8.5 Control Center, by right clicking on the AVG icon on task bar.

Click on Open AVG Interface.

Double click on Resident Shield

Deselect the option to "Enable Resident Shield."

Save changes, and exit the application.

To re-enable AVG 8.5, please select "Enable Resident Shield" again.
AVIRA ANTIVIR
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for an
open white umbrella on red background (looks to this:
)

right click it-> untick the option AntiVir Guard enable.

You should now see a closed, white umbrella on a red background (looks to
this:
)
BITDEFENDER

Double click on the system icon for BitDefender.

When the Bit Defender window appears, click on the button at the top of the
screen labeled Switch to advanced view.

Click on the Shield tab switch to the Virus shield screen.

Uncheck the checkbox labeled Real-time protection is enabled.

When it asks how long you want to disable it, select Permanently.

BitDefender is now inactive.

To enable BitDefender, do the same steps except you should put a checkmark
in the checkbox labeled Real-time protection is enabled.
ESET NOD32 ANTIVIRUS V4

Double click on the system tray icon:
on the bottom right hand corner.

Select Disable real-time file system protection.

A popup will ask "Are you sure you want to disable...protection?"

Click "Yes" to disable the Antivirus guard.
ESET SMART SECURITY

Double click on the system tray icon:
to open the main application window.

Or via Start >> All Programs >> ESET >> ESET Smart Security.

Click on Setup >> Antivirus and antispyware >> Temporarily disable
Antivirus and antispyware protection.

When prompted to confirm temporarily disable select Yes.

Note: Protection will be automatically started after a system reboot.
F-SECURE ANTIVIRUS
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a
blue
sign.

right click it-> select Unload.

The F-Secure sign should now be surrounded by a red striked through circle
(looking like this:
)
KASPERSKY ANTIVIRUS
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a
sign.

right click it-> select Pause Protection.

click on -> By User Request

a popup will claim that protection is now disabled and a sign like this:
now be shown.
will
MCAFEE ANTIVIRUS
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a
sign.

Right-click it -> chose "Exit."

A popup will warn that protection will now be disabled. Click on "Yes" to disable
the Antivirus guard.
MCAFEE SECURITY CENTER 7.1
Please navigate to the system tray and double-click the taskbar icon to open Security
Center.

Click Advanced Menu (bottom mid-left).

Click Configure (left).

Click Computer & Files (top left).

VirusScan can be disabled in the right-hand module and set when it should
resume or you can do that manually later on.

Do the same via Internet & Network for Firewall Plus.
NORTON ANTIVIRUS (by Symantec)
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a
sign.

right-click it -> chose "Disable Auto-Protect."

select a duration of 5 hours (this assures no interference with the cleanup of
your pc)

click "Ok."

a popup will warn that protection will now be disabled and the sign will now
look like this:
NORTON 360

Right-click the Norton 360
icon in the system tray and select Open Tasks
and
Settings Window.

On the right side, under Settings, click on Change advanced settings.

Next, click on the Virus & Spyware Protection Settings.

Uncheck Turn on Auto-Protect and select Apply.

You will be asked to select a time for Norton to reactivate.

Choose Until I turn it back on.

You can re-enable after the malware has been removed from your machine.
NORTON INTERNET SECURITY 2008
Please refer to these instructions.
NORTON ANTIVIRUS CORPORATE EDITION
Please refer to the instructions provided in the Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition
User's Guide under the section Turning File System System Protection off temporarily.
PC TOOLS THREATFIRE

Right-click on ThreatFire's icon near the clock (it's an orange flame) and select
Suspend.

When you see that the icon has turned from an orange flame to a blue icon with
an orange strip in the middle, ThreatFire has been temporarily disabled.
SYMANTEC ENDPOINT PROTECTION
Right click on the icon in the taskbar notification area & select "Disable Symantec
EndPoint Protection".
TREND MICRO INTERNET SECURITY 2008
Please refer to these instructions.
How to Temporarily Disable your Firewall
AntiVir Premium Suite
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for this
sign

Right click it-> untick the option AntiVir Guard enable.

You should now see a closed, white umbrella on a red background (like this:
)

You successfully disabled the AntiVir Premium Suite Guard.
AVG Antivirus Plus Firewall
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for this
sign.

Right click it-> select Quit Control Center.

A warning will pop up, click "Yes"

You successfully disabled the AVG Antivirus Plus Firewall Guard.
CA Personal Firewall
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for the
following

sign.
Right click it-> hover (mouse-over) over CA Personal Firewall menue option.
A sub-menu will popup.

Please chose "Disable CA Personal Firewall"

Unfortunately the system tray icon does not change, so if you want to doublecheck whether or not you successfully disabled the Firewall, do the above steps
again and look for "Enable CA Personal Firewall." If this is the case, then
you succesfully disabled the CA Personal Firewall Guard.
Comodo Firewall Pro (free Personal)

Right-click the system tray icon.

Select Exit.

On the Pop up window, Click the Yes button.

You successfully disabled Comodo Firewall.
F-Secure Internet Security Suite
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a
blue
sign.

Right click it-> select Unload.

Select: "Unload and allow all network traffic"

Select Unload to confirm deactivation of F-Secure Internet Security

You will be asked to enter your Parental Control Password. Please enter it
and click "OK."

The F-Secure sign should now be surrounded by a red striked through circle
(looking like this:

)
You successfully disabled the F-Secure Guard.
Jetico Personal Firewall
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for this
sign (the arrows could also be filled with green color instead of grey, indicating that
the Firewall currently detects traffic).

Right click it->click on the option Shutdown Firewall.

You successfully disabled the Jetico Personal Firewall Guard.
Kaspersky Internet Suite
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a
sign.

Right click it-> select Pause Protection.

Click on -> By User Request

A popup will claim that protection is now disabled and a sign like this:
will
now be shown.

You successfully disabled the Kaspersky Internet Suite Guard.
Lavasoft Personal Firewall
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for either
one of the following three (the sign varies depending on the settings you chose on
your PC)
/
/
signs.

Right click it-> select Exit.

You will be confronted with a popup saying that you are no longer protected
and will disable the Firewall. Click on "Yes."

You successfully disabled the Lavasoft Personal Firewall Guard.
Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall
Please refer to these instructions
Norton decided to install in German for me, although it never asked.
According to the help file, you can also do it the following way (translated
into English):

Please open Norton Internet Security
Center by clicking the system tray icon
and chosing the appropriate option.

Now click on the tab "Norton Internet Security" and click on "Settings."

Click the Internet Usage option "Personal Firewall."

Click "deactivate"
After a tortorous and never seeming to end install of this crapware, I would appreciate
if you either agree to use the first option, or to double check for me. I am not really
fond of tricking Norton to think I am not a silly German and allowing me to download
a proper installer....
Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for either
one of the following three (the sign varies depending on the settings you chose on
your PC)
/
/
signs.

Right click it-> select "Firewall Policy...".

Chose "Disable."

You will now see a sign like this

You successfully disabled the Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro Guard.
in the systemtray.
Panda Internet Security Suite
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a
sign that looks like a Pandabear head.

Right click it-> select "Close automatic protection.".

A message will pop up and warn you about disabling the protection. Chose
"Yes."

The above sign in the systemtray will now disapear.

You successfully disabled the Panda Internet Security Guard.
PC Tools Firewall Plus
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for this
sign

Right click it->click on the option Disable Firewall.

You should now see a sign like this:

You successfully disabled the PC Tools Firewall Plus Guard.
Radialpoint Security Services
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for the
following
sign.

Right click it-> select "Exit.".

A message will pop up and warn you about disabling the protection. Chose
"Yes."

The above sign in the systemtray will now disapear.

You successfully disabled the Radialpoint Security Services Guard.
Sygate Personal Firewall
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for the
following
sign.

Right click it-> select "Exit Firewall".

A message will pop up and warn you about disabling the protection. Chose
"Yes."

The above sign in the systemtray will now disapear.

You successfully disabled the Sygate Personal Firewall Guard.
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-malware Scanners
AD-AWARE AD-WATCH in Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition (and Pro version)
1. Start Ad-Aware
2. Click the Ad-Watch tab
3. Click the Settings button
4. Ensure all highlighted options bellow are unchecked:(some settings may be
used or changed only in the Pro version)
Under the General tab
o
Processes Protection
o
Registry Protection
o
Network Protection
Under the Detection Layers tab:
o
Spyware heuristics
o
AntiVirus engine
5. OK your way out, and close the main Ad-Aware window.
6. Shut down Ad-Aware and Ad-Watch Live! by right clicking on the system tray
icon, and selecting Exit Ad-Aware.
7. OK the change.
AVG ANTI-SPYWARE

Launch AVG Anti-Spyware.

From the "Status" menu, select "Change state" to inactivate 'Resident
Shield' and 'Automatic Updates'.

Then right click on AVG Anti-Spyware in the system tray and uncheck "Start
with Windows".
COMODO BO CLEAN

Right-click the system tray icon.

Select Shut down BO Clean button.

Restarts on reboot or open from Program Menu.
COUNTERSPY

Right-click on the running CounterSpy icon in the sytem tray.

Hover your mouse over "Active protection".

A menu will slide out and then you need to left click on "Disable Active
Protection".

Disabling CS Active Protection should cause the systray icon to turn orange/red
and hovering your mousing over the icon will then state "Active protection is
disabled".
(When we are done, re-enable Counterspy by launching the program from Start >
Programs, click on the Active Protection. It will either say Active Protection enabled or
disabled. On the right side, you can select each of the tasks (scroll down to see all of
them) individually, then either enable or disable them on the bottom right,
individually. If you have a problem doing that then click on help, choose run setup
wizard, click next 2 times, make sure automatic updates is set to yes, click next,
make sure enable active protection is set to yes, click next, then click finish, then exit.
Then open CounterSpy to make sure that the active protection has been enabled.)
PREVX

Right click on the Prevx icon in your system tray and choose Show Management
Console.

On the Management Console click the Protection Level drop-down menu.

You will see three levels:
o
Maximum
o
Off
o
User Defined

To disable all protection set the level to Off.

You will receive a prompt asking "You are about to change your security
settings. Do you wish to continue?" Click Yes.

Click the X on the upper right hand corner to exit the Management console.
PROCESS GUARD

Right-click the blue lock ProcessGuard icon located in the system tray.

Uncheck 'protection enabled'.

Click yes.
REG DEFEND
Right click the icon for RegDefend in the systray and select Exit.
SPYBOT TEATIMER

Launch Spybot S&D, go to the Mode menu and make sure "Advanced Mode" is
selected.

On the left hand side, click on Tools, then click on the Resident Icon in the list.

Uncheck the "Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of overall system settings)
active." box.

Click on the "System Startup" icon in the List

Uncheck the "TeaTimer" box and "OK" any prompts.

If Teatimer gives you a warning that changes were made, click the "Allow
Change" box when prompted.

Exit Spybot S&D when done and reboot your computer.
(When we are done, you can re-enable Teatimer using the same steps but this
time place a check next to "Resident TeaTimer" and check the "TeaTimer" box
in System Startup.]
Please download ResetTeaTimer.zip and save to your Desktop. Extract (unzip) the
file and double-click ResetTeaTimer.bat to run the script. This will remove all entries
set by TeaTimer and it from restoring them upon reactivation).
SPY SWEEPER

Open Spy Sweeper and click on Options > Program Options and uncheck "load
at windows startup".

On the left click "shields" and then uncheck everything there.

Uncheck "home page shield".

Uncheck "automatically restore default without notification".

Exit the program.

(When we are done, you can re-enable it using the same steps but this time
reverse them.)
SPYWARE DOCTOR

Click the Spyware Doctor icon in the System Tray.

Click Settings.

Click Startup Settings under Pick a Category.

Uncheck "Run at Windows startup".

Click Apply and Exit Spyware Doctor.

From within Spyware Doctor, click the "OnGuard" button on the left side.

Uncheck "Activate OnGuard".

(When we are done, you can reenable Spyware Doctor)
SPYWARE GUARD

Right click the running icon of Spywareguard in the system tray to open the
program.

Then go to Menu, File, and choose Exit.
TROJAN HUNTER

Go to TrojanHunter Guard in the the system tray. It is a light blue icon with a
magnifying glass and red handle.

Right click on it and select settings.

Uncheck "Load at startup" and "Enabled". Make sure that the program,
TrojanHunter itself, is also closed/not running.
WINDOWS DEFENDER

Click Start > Programs > Windows Defender or launch from the system tray
icon.

Click on Tools & Settings > Options.

Under Real-time protection options, uncheck the "Real-time protection" check
box.

Click Save.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Security > Windows Defender, at the bottom of
the Window Defenders page uncheck under Administrator Options "use
Windows Defender" and then Save.

(When we are done, you can re-enable Defender using the same steps but this
time place a check next to "Turn on real-time protection" check box.)
WINDOWS ONECARE

To Disable Antivirus: Open the Windows OneCare user interface.

Click View or Change Settings > Antivirus Tab.

Click the radio button to turn the anti-virus off.

To Disable Firewall: Open the Windows OneCare user interface.

Click View or Change Settings > Firewall Tab.

Drag down the slider to turn the firewall off.
WINDOWS LIVE ONECARE
To Disable AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection

Right click the system tray icon and select Open Windows Live OneCare.

On the main page click Change Settings > click Viruses and Spyware Tab.

Tick "Off" radio button > Apply and OK.
To Disable Firewall protection

Right click the system tray icon and select Open Windows Live OneCare.

On the main page click Change Settings > click Firewall Tab

Tick "Off" radio button > Apply and OK.
WINPATROL
Right-click the running icon of Winpatrol in the sytem tray and choose exit.
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