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AVG - Disable Resident Shield

Author: Reference Number: AA-00351 Views: 23965 Created: 2013-11-08 09:08 AM Last Updated: 2013-11-08 09:08 AM 100 Rating/ 1 Voters

The Resident Shield is the main component protecting you from viruses. It scans accessed files and if a virus is found, the access to the file is blocked. This applies to executing infected programs, as well as to opening of infected documents or any other files.

Disabling of the Resident Shield is sometimes recommended before installation of a new software or drivers, since it can prevent conflicts that would otherwise occur during their installation. This however applies only to limited number of specific programs and drivers, and there is no general reason why AVG Resident Shield should interfere with an installation of any application.

To disable the Resident Shield:

  1. Open AVG User Interface.
  2. Double-click on the Resident Shield.
  3. Deselect the option Resident Shield active.
  4. Save the changes.

Do not forget to activate the Resident Shield again once you performed the tasks requiring its deactivation.