Temporarily Disable Antivirus Windows 10

Fix to Temporarily Disable Antivirus Windows 10

Antivirus software may block some software installation or updates on your computer. This is why you have to turn off your antivirus application for a short time until you install the required software. You can temporarily Disable Antivirus Windows 10 computer by following the steps that are given below.

Temporarily Disable Antivirus Windows 10

Temporarily disable Windows Defender Antivirus:

  • Windows Defender is the built-in antivirus application on the Windows 10 computers.
  • Go to the Start menu and type Windows Security.
  • Open the Windows Security app and select Virus & threat protection on the left panel.
  • Otherwise, go to Settings and select Update & Security. Then, select the Virus & threat protection settings.
  • Click the Manage settings link at the bottom of the page.
  • Turn off the toggle switch under Real-time protection.
  • When prompted for confirmation, click Yes.
  • The default Windows Defender antivirus on your computer will now be Temporarily Disable Antivirus Windows 10.
  • You can manually turn it on from Settings, or Real-time protection will be automatically enabled after you restart your computer.

Temporarily disable third-party Antivirus applications:

If you have installed any other antivirus applications other than Windows Defender, proceed with the steps that are given below to disable it temporarily.

  • Locate the antivirus icon on the Windows taskbar or system tray.
  • Sometimes, your antivirus will be displayed like a shield.
  • Right-click on the antivirus icon and select the Disable or Stop option depending on the antivirus software.
  • If prompted to choose the duration to disable the antivirus program, choose it from the drop-down list.
  • You can also open the antivirus program to disable or turn off the protection temporarily.
  • If you want to enable the antivirus software after a reboot, choose the option to turn antivirus after a restart and click Save.
  • You have now successfully turned off or Temporarily Disable Antivirus Windows 10 on your computer.