How to Turn Off Avira

Updated April 17, 2017

Whether you are using Avira AntiVir Premium or Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus in the Avira Security Suite, you can turn off an Avira tool with basic manual steps. Avira is an antivirus tool that protects your computer from viruses, worms, Trojans and dialers. For that reason, it is important to have its real-time protection running at all times. Yet, if you need to disable Avira, ensure that it is only temporarily or you have another antivirus tool running.

Press the Windows key.

Type "msconfig" in the Start Search box and press "Enter." Select "Continue" if the User Account Control window appears. Allow the System Configuration Utility to load.

Select the "Startup" tab. Uncheck the box next to Avira under "Startup Items." Click "Apply" and then "OK."

Allow your system to reboot. This will turn off Avira.


If you want to enable Avira, repeat steps 1 through 3. In Step 3, place a check next to "Avira" instead and carry out the rest of the instructions the same.

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A family therapist and graduate of the University of Louisville, Tyran DeWalt has written relationship and holistic self-care practice advice for close to a decade. DeWalt relishes in being able to combine his zeal for writing and his commitment to assisting people manage everyday life challenges.