How to Turn Off Windows Defender

Guidelines For Turn Off Windows Defender

From the Settings window:

  • Open the Update & Security menu and select Windows Security.
  • Under Virus & threat protection, you can disable the Real-time protection and Tamper protection.

From the Local Group Policy Editor:

  • Type ‘gpedit.msc’ and select the recommended result.
  • Follow this path to select the folders on the left panel: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Antivirus.
  • On the right panel, click ‘How to Turn Off Windows Defender Antivirus.’
  • Now, check the option ‘Enabled’ and select Apply.
  • Now, click on the OK button and restart the computer.
How to Turn Off Windows Defender

How to Turn Off Windows Defender Windows 10

Method 1:

  • Open the Settings from the Start menu.
  • Select the Update & Security option in the Settings window.
  • On the left panel, choose Windows Security.
  • Click on ‘Virus & threat protection’ below Protection areas, which is on the right panel.
  • Now, select ‘Virus & threat protection settings’ and turn off the Real-time protection.

Method 2:

  • Search for “regedit” and select the suggested name with the blue icon.
  • When the Registry Editor opens, open each folder to find the Windows defender folder, which is present in the Microsoft folder.
  • Now, right-click on the Windows Defender folder.
  • Select ‘New,’ then click on the option ‘DWORD Value’ that pops out, this will place a file on the right panel having type REG_DWORD.
  • Enter the file name as ‘DisableAntiSpyware’ and then open the file.
  • Type the Value data as ‘1’ and click OK.
  • Restart the Windows device to disable the Windows defender and How to Turn Off Windows Defender.

Method 3:

  • Open the Windows PowerShell as an administrator.
  • Type the command “Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true” and press the Enter key.
  • Check if the Windows Security is turned off.

How to Turn Off Windows Defender Windows 7

  • Click the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  • Set the ‘View by’ option, which is located at the upper right end to Large icons.
  • Now, double-click Windows Defender.
  • Select the ‘Tools’ menu in the Windows defender window.
  • Now, choose Options and click ‘Administrator’ on the left side panel.
  • On the right-side panel, untick the menu ‘Use this program.’
  • Save the settings and click Close.
How to Turn Off Windows Defender Windows 7