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How do I temporarily disable Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac?

This article will show you how to temporarily disable all modules in Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac for troubleshooting purposes. In the end, remember to re-enable the modules you have initially turned off.

note info To change the status of certain Antivirus for Mac features, you will be prompted to enter the username and password of an administrator account.


 

 

How to disable all modules in Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

 

Step 1

Bring up Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac. To open the Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac app:

    • Click the B icon from the menu bar at the top right of the screen.
    • Select the Open main window option from the menu.

Bringing up Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

 

 

Step 2

Click Preferences on the left-hand side of the main interface, then access the Protection tab.

To disable the antivirus protection in Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, toggle Bitdefender Shield to the off position.

How to disable Bitdefender Shield in Antivirus for Mac

 

 

Step 3

Next, click Protection on the left-hand side of the main interface.

On the Anti-Ransomware tab, toggle Safe Files and Time Machine Protection to the off position.

How to disable Bitdefender Antivirus for mac: Safe Files & Time Machine Protection

 

 

Step 4

Then access the Privacy menu on the left-hand side of the interface.

On the VPN tab click Open. Use the power button in the middle of the Bitdefender VPN app to disconnect if it’s connected.

How to turn the VPN off

 

 

Step 5

Finally, to disable Web Protection and Anti-tracker browser extensions:

 

Open Safari 

    • Go to the Safari menu and choose Preferences, then access the Extensions tab.
    • Uncheck the boxes next to TrafficLight and Anti-tracker to turn them off.

How to disable Bitdefender Antivirus for mac: TrafficLight & Anti-Tracker in Safari

 

Open Firefox

    • Go to the Firefox menu and choose Preferences, then access Extensions & Themes and click on Extensions. Alternatively, navigate to about:addons in Mozilla Firefox to manage your Extensions.
    • Toggle TrafficLight and Bitdefender Anti-tracker to the off position.

How to disable Bitdefender Antivirus for mac: TrafficLight & Anti-Tracker (Firefox)

 

Open Chrome

    • Go to the Chrome menu and choose Preferences, then access Extensions. Alternatively, navigate to chrome://extensions in Google Chrome to manage your Extensions.
    • Toggle TrafficLight and Bitdefender Anti-tracker to the off position.

How to disable Bitdefender Antivirus for mac: TrafficLight & Anti-Tracker (Chrome)

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