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How to disable all modules in Bitdefender

In this article, we will show you how to turn off all the Bitdefender modules for troubleshooting purposes. At the end, remember to re-enable the modules you have initially turned off.

If your Bitdefender product does not include all the features mentioned below, only disable the ones available.

1. Click Protection on the left-hand side of the main interface. In the Antivirus pane, click Open. In the Advanced tab, turn off Bitdefender Shield. When prompted, choose from the drop-down menu to keep it disabled Permanently or Until system restart. Press OK to confirm.

2. In the Settings tab, use the drop-down menu to select Disabled for:

• Scan CD & DVD
• Scan flash drives
• Scan mapped network drives

3. Return to Protection. In the Firewall pane set the switch to OFF.

4. In the Antispam pane set the switch to OFF.

5. In the Ransomware Protection pane set the switch to OFF.

6. In the Vulnerability pane set the switch to OFF.

7. In the Advanced Threat Defense pane, click Open. In the Settings tab, turn off Advanced Threat Defense.

8. Return to Protection. In the Online Threat Prevention module, click Settings. In the Settings tab, switch OFF: 

• Web Protection
• Search Advisor
• Encrypted web scan
• Fraud protection
• Phishing protection
• Network Protection
• Email Protection (use the drop-down menu to select Don’t scan emails)

9. Click Privacy on the left-hand side of the main interface. In the Safepay pane, click Settings. In the Settings tab, switch OFF:

• Safepay notifications
• Automatically open Bitdefender Safepay
• Use VPN with Safepay

10. Return to Privacy. In the Password Manager pane set the switch to OFF.

11. In the Anti-Tracker pane set the switch to OFF.

12. In the VPN pane, click Open VPN and disconnect if it’s connected.

13. In the Video & Audio Protection pane, click Settings. In the Settings tab, switch OFF: 

• Webcam Protection
• Microphone monitor

14. Return to Privacy. In the Parental Advisor pane, click Configure. Bitdefender Central will launch in your default web browser. Sign in if prompted. Press VIEW on the child profile associated with your device. If the name of your PC appears in the list, click 2020 settings buttin next to Monitored by Parental Control, then Unassign.

15. Click Utilities on the left-hand side of the main interface. In the Profiles pane, click Settings. In the Profiles tab, turn off Activate profiles automatically.

16. Click Settings on the left-hand side of the main interface. In the Advanced tab, turn off Scan hosts file.

 

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