Click About then look for the version numbers of each application, but don't worry, the following instructions should help...hopefully, now that I have determined the likely version.
Normally all you would need to disable temporarily is VirusScan.
Double-click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter
Click Advanced Menu (bottom)
Click Configure (left)
Click Computer & Files (top left)
You can then disable VirusScan in the right-hand module (top) and tell it for how long to remain that way.
Actually I'm surprised that you didn't get a pop-up asking for permission in any case, however the above should work.
I moved this to SecurityCenter 9 - 2009 where it belongs.