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How to disable AVG antivirus Resident Shield (Disable/Enable AutoProtection)

AVG antivirus Resident Shield will prevent HijackThis and Combofix from fixing an infection. You must disable it before the start of the removal of spyware and malware. Use the instructions below to disable Resident Shield.

Use the following instructions to disable AVG antivirus Resident Shield.

Double click to AVG icon on your desktop and you will see AVG antivirus control center as shown below.
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Click to Resident Shield and you will see Resident Shield window similar to the one below.
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Uncheck Resident Shield Active box. Click Save Changes.

Note: You can re-enable Resident Shield using the same steps, but this time place a check to the Resident Shield Active box in Resident Shield component settings.

March 14, 2009 on 2:51 am | In Tips | 10 Comments |


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  1. really helpful for tech support… thnks.

    Comment by toji — October 16, 2009 #

  2. Tyvm, very helpful

    Comment by NotATroll — December 2, 2009 #

  3. What would be helpful is to know how to accomplish this through the task manager. There are a couple of tasks begining with AV* that can be terminated, but the ComboFix still reports AVG as running. When starting in safemode, AVG Control Interface won’t always load.

    Any ideas?

    Comment by Rob — January 10, 2010 #

  4. Rob, if you have disabled AVG using the instructions above, then you can run combofix. But , that is better, ask for help in our Spyware removal forum.

    Comment by Patrik — January 11, 2010 #

  5. thx i was ready to unistall

    Comment by lanzador — February 6, 2010 #

  6. STOP popping up on my computer NOW

    Comment by M.Moretti — February 11, 2010 #

  7. HELP AV 7 won’t let me install the Doctor!!

    Comment by cathy — May 4, 2010 #

  8. cathy, try the instructions.

    Comment by Patrik — May 5, 2010 #

  9. its good.

    Comment by mukmuk — July 10, 2010 #

  10. to remove personal shield pro you will need to download anti spyware (eg stopzilla) onto a memory sick from a computer that is not infected.
    then transfer stick to infected computer.

    Kev.

    Comment by kevin — June 24, 2011 #

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