Disabling the shields isn't the way to go as it leaves you ZERO protection.
That's why I added the second sentence.
By disabling the shields will leave you more vulnerable to malware, trojans and, other nasty things.
Dell Inspiron, Win7x64 SP1, Pentium Dual-Core, 6 GB Ram, Avast Free 2014.9.0.2018, Comodo Firewall 5.12 w/D+, MalwareBytes Premium 2.0, MCShield, Super Anti-Spyware Free, SpywareBlaster, Bitdefender TrafficLight, OpenDNS Premium, Keyscrambler Personal, PrivDog. CCleaner, Greenshot, Firefox (latest build) and, Google Chrome (latest build).
When you do something, do it with a purpose and do it on purpose.