How to disable all modules in Bitdefender 2018

In this article, we will show you how to disable all modules in Bitdefender 2018.

NOTE: If the Bitdefender product you are using does not have all the features mentioned below, only disable the ones that you have. If the issue is solved after disabling all these modules, re-enable just one at a time in order to identify the culprit module.

1. Start by bringing up the Bitdefender interface and clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper left side of the interface.

2. Access the Protection window, then click on VIEW FEATURES.

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3. Click on the Settings icon settings in the lower right corner of the Antivirus module.

4. In the Shield tab, turn off the switch next to Bitdefender Shield by clicking on it.

NOTE: You’ll be asked for how long you wish to disable the protection. In the drop-down menu select Permanently or Until system restart then click OK.

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5. Go back to the Protection Features screen by clicking on the arrow in the upper left corner of the main interface.

6. Click on the Settings icon settings in the Web Protection module. Here turn off all five switches for the following features: Scan Web Traffic for malware, Search Advisor, Scan SSL, Protection against fraud, Protection against phishing.

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7. Go back to the Protection Features screen.

8. In the FIREWALL module, set the switch to OFF.

9. In the ADVANCED THREAT DEFENSE module, set the switch to OFF.

10. In the ANTISPAM module, set the switch to OFF.

11. In the VULNERABILITY module, set the switch to OFF.

12. In the SAFE FILES module, set the switch to OFF.

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13. Click on the hamburger menu in the upper left side of the interface, then go to the Privacy screen.

14. Select VIEW FEATURES.

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15. Click Configure under PARENTAL ADVISOR.

16. This will open a Bitdefender Central tab in your default web browser. Sign in if prompted.

17. Choose the profile associated with your device, click the settings central icon next to it and select Devices. Uncheck the box next to the name of your PC, then click SAVE.

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18. In the WEBCAM PROTECTION module, set the switch to OFF.

19. In the PASSWORD MANAGER module, set the switch to OFF.

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20. Return to the main Bitdefender interface, click on the hamburger menu in the upper left corner, and go to Settings window.

21. Go to the PROFILES tab.

22. Set the switch next to Activate profiles automatically to OFF.

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23. Scroll down and turn OFF Real-time optimization.

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If the issue is solved after disabling all these modules, re-enable just one at a time in order to identify the culprit module.

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