Avast software included AVG’s behavior analysis aka behavior shield into its 2017 products, which scans for running programs and protects against zero-second threats, ransomware and other malware.

With Avast 2017 installed, you can notice Avast Identity Protection Service with process name aswbIDSAgent running under the Processes tab in the Task Manager.  It should be active and running and it is behavior shield, if you’ve any reasons to disable the service temporarily, you can, here is how that can be done.

Note: You can also remove Avast’s Behavior shield component, but we’re against in suggesting that.

Disabling Avast Identity Protection Service

  1. Open Avast user interface
  2. Click on Settings > components, for Behavior shield, choose ‘Stop permanently‘.

Note: You can also remove Avast’s Behavior shield by visiting components in Settings, but we won’t recommend to do that.