There are a few instances where Active Protection might be disabled for a legitimate reason.

Disabled Active Protection scenarios:

  • Software deployment
  • Trial and error testing
  • Maintenance

Turning off VIPRE Agents' Active Protection can be useful in some situations. However, it is generally regarded as a decision that might compromise an agent. VIPRE's real time scanning is Active Protection. It scans files and processes when they run. 

If you disable Active Protection then the computer is no longer covered by VIPRE's real time protection. VIPRE will no longer quarantine and stop active infections. This increases the risk of your security being compromised.

In installations of Windows 10 Windows Defender will enable and could cause performance issues.

For any questions regarding the disabling of Active Protection, please Contact Support.