Double-click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter
Click Advanced Menu (bottom)
Click Configure (left)
Click Computer & Files (top left)
You can disable VirusScan in the right-hand module and tell it for how to long.
Disabling virus protection at any time carries a great risk and is done at your own risk. Stating the obvious, I would minimally physically disconnect from any network/the internet and run a full On-Demand Scan afterwards.
thanks so much. I knew there was a simple answer, just didn't know how to get there.
You're most welcome.