That would work admin0 and is probably easier then deleting the cronjob for it. The "problem" is that apf restarts itself every 24 hours which also causes problems if you manually add rules outside of apf because they will be lost.
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Disabling the APF can be done quite easily. You need to check on the locations that are set to enable APF. Checking the startup processes on the server will be helpful. Later you can stop the service. That will do.
Else as Admin0 has mention of, you can change the permission of the access for APF.