I just want to be able to turn off Bitdefender completely when I want. I find this piece of software very annoying. It takes over too much.
Check on below stated link to temporarily disable bitdefender protection in windows
OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)
The antivirus does not feature a switch to turn off Bitdefender completely. The reasoning behind the lack of this feature is explained in the thread below: