Friday, August 10, 2018

How To Disable Windows Defender On Windows 10?

Windows Defender is an anti-malware program that has been built into Microsoft’s Windows 10 and other operating systems. It is designed to protect your computers from spyware, viruses and other forms of malware.

Note: You cannot download or use Windows Defender on versions of Windows before Windows 8; Microsoft has been offering a predecessor to Windows Defender that is known as Microsoft Security Essentials.

If you’re looking forward to installing a different program on your computer to protect your PC, you may first need to turn off the Windows Defender.

If you want to disable Defender for a troubleshooting purpose temporarily you can do it as well by following the guidelines given below:

1. Tap on the Start button, which will be located in the lower left corner of your computer’s screen.
2. As soon as the Windows menu appears, you have to select the Settings (Gear icon).
3. Doing so will display the Windows Settings interface. Tap on the Update and Security option.
4. Here you will need to select the Windows Defender option from the left menu pane. It is likely to be found under the Update and Security heading.
5. Then tap on the Open Windows Defender Security Center button.
6. Now you will get to see the Windows Defender Security Center. Tap on the Settings icon. You will find it near the lower left corner of the window.
7. Here you will be able to view the Windows Defender Settings. And you will need to tap on the Virus and the Threat Protection Settings link.
8. Then you will find a blue and white button under the Real-Time Protection header; select it to turn off this feature.
9. A pop-up of User Account Control will appear, asking if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device. You need to choose Yes.
10. The real-time protection can only be disabled temporarily, and likely to eventually be reactivated on its own. It usually occurs upon system reboot, or when you install a third-party antivirus application such as Norton or McAfee — at which point Windows Defender should be rendered inactive on a long-term basis.
11. It is recommended to repeat the Step 8 for both Automatic Sample Submission Option and Cloud-delivered protection.

We hope this article will help you learn how to disable Defender in Windows 

Jack Tucker is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry from last 10 year. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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