Avast antivirus is a family of internet security applications developed for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android and iOS by Avast which include many free and propriety versions providing browser security, firewall, anti-phishing and anti-spam and many other services. It has been the largest and leading cybersecurity with over more than 400 million users worldwide.
It is not only the best but also the most trusted app in terms of safety from viruses and other types of malware for Android. It has many advanced features added and inbuilt within it which includes camera trap which allows you to secretly captures photos and audio of the thief if by chance your phone gets stolen and also it automatically registers your device as lost after a sim change.
It has many other features too such as app lock, photo vault, power save, Wi-Fi speed tester and RAM boost. This app uses the accessibility permission to protect the visually impaired and other users too against phishing attacks and malicious websites.
It is a free antivirus protection for your devices and specially a powerful security for mobile phones. You can hide your online activities from the net provider which means you are free from all the boundation which can ever hamper your privacy and private life over internet. It was 2017’s most popular antivirus in the market and had the largest share of market for the antivirus applications.
It can automatically scan viruses and instantly cleans out unnecessary data, junk files, residual files & installation files which cover your memory and slow downs the speed of your phone. It secures your photos with PIN or password and stops all the unwanted callers from interrupting activity and scan or block malware-infected links.
It is a very effective and diligent antivirus compared to the other competitors. It also eliminates ads from your Avast mobile security and antivirus experience with a proper check on your device’s last location before the battery died off.
If you are disabling antivirus again and again for any game or application to run you can also permanently add that app to the whitelist which will ignore it by the Avast app and it can run freely without any kind of interruption.
To disable the Avast antivirus temporarily perform the following steps:
- You have to right click on the Avast icon in system tray
- The you have to head towards the ‘Avast Shields Control’
- Now, choose how long you want Avast to be disabled like for 10 min, 1 hours and then restart the computer
- Confirm your decision
How to turn it off from settings without using internet and from settings inbuilt in the phone:
- You can go to the Avast settings by double clicking on the Avast icon
- Go to the settings button, which is present at the bottom of the new window
- Go to components and then from the many options, you need to disable system shield, mail shield and web shield and this is how you should turn off Avast.