So you’re trying to figure out how to disable Deep Screen on your Avast 2016 antivirus software. But you’re unable to do so. There is a design flaw or you need administrator permissions to do it. Here’s how you can fix the problem.
Unable to disable
If you have Avast installed on your computer, you will probably want to disable it. To do this, you will need to navigate to Control Panel from the Taskbar. Next, you’ll need to assign the Category to View. Once you do that, you’ll need to click on the application you want to remove.
Once you have accessed the “Settings” window, you’ll find the DeepScreen option. You’ll want to uncheck this option, but this may not work with some antivirus programs. Avast’s DeepScreen feature also prevents applications from accessing all of your device’s data. This feature prevents pop-ups and other intrusions, and allows you to better control your security and privacy.
Avast has many settings that will make it easier for you to configure your security. For instance, you can choose to disable the file and web shields in the File and Web Shields. You can also disable the shields for a specific period of time. Once you have made the change, Avast will verify your intention and disable them.
Disabling Avast antivirus is very easy. However, it should only be done as a last resort. For more information, read our step-by-step guide that outlines the steps to disable Avast antivirus.
Has design flaw
Avast antivirus software has recently been found to contain a serious flaw. This flaw allowed potentially malicious programs to escape its sandbox and infect the host computer through dropping or changing files. The company has already patched this issue, which should keep users safe.
Security researchers from SentinelOne reported the vulnerability on Dec. 20, 2016. Avast quickly acknowledged the issue and released a patch on Feb. 11. This security patch was automatically applied to most Avast and AVG installations. However, users who didn’t receive automatic updates are strongly encouraged to apply the update.
Needs administrator permissions
Before you can run Deepscreen Avast 2016, you need administrator permissions to enable the function. This will allow you to change its settings and prevent the nag screen from popping up. To enable this feature, go to the Windows Control Panel and open the User Accounts section. Scroll down until you find Administrator under the username.