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To disable specific AVG component, find the instructions in the list of components below.

If you wish to turn off all AVG components at once, follow the steps described in FAQ 5238 - "How to disable AVG".

Do not forget to activate the disabled component(s) again once you performed the tasks requiring its deactivation!

Computer protection (Resident Shield)

The Computer component ensures full protection of your computer from the inside, which makes it useful even if your computer is not connected to any network at the moment. It can detect all known types of viruses and spyware, including sleeping threats and rootkits.
To disable the component:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. Click the Computer component.
  3. In the Anti-Virus section, change the switch to Disabled.

Web browsing protection (LinkScanner, Online Shield)

The Web Browsing component ensures full protection of your computer from the Internet. It can detect all known types of viruses and spyware, and also complex threats such as exploits and malicious websites.
To disable the component: 

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. Click the Web Browsing component.
  3. In the LinkScanner Surf-Shield section, change the switch to Disabled.
  4. In the Online Shield section, change the switch to Disabled

Identity protection (Identity Protection, Identity Alert)

The Identity component protects your computer by constantly monitoring all running applications and processes, watching for any potentially malicious activity. It also checks regularly whether your personal details have not become a subject of misuse on the Internet. 
To disable the component:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. Click the Identity component.
  3. In the Identity Protection section, change the switch to Disabled.
  4. In the Identity Alert section, change the switch to Disabled (if available). 

Email protection (E-mail Scanner, Anti-Spam)

The Email Scanner component offers complete protection of your e-mails from viruses, spyware, and spam. 
To disable the component:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. Click the E-mails component.
  3. In the E-mail Scanner section, change the switch to Disabled.
  4. In the Anti-Spam section, change the switch to Disabled (if available). 

Firewall

The AVG Firewall component controls all network traffic on your computer. Based on its settings, it allows or blocks attempts to connect to a network and send or receive any kind of data over a network.
To disable the component:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. Click the Firewall component.
  3. Next to the Firewall Mode option, click Change.
  4. Select the option Turn firewall protection off
  5. Click OK.


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