Windows Defender is the security application that Microsoft puts in every version of Windows. Sometimes, you may want to turn it off to perform certain tasks that Windows Defender may interfere with, or you plan to install other anti-virus applications. In this article, I will show you how to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10.
Method 1: Turn off windows defender temporarily
Step 1: Click “Settings” in the “Start Menu”. And then choose “Update & Security”.
Step 2: Select “Windows Security” from the left pane and choose “Open Windows Defender Security Center”.
Step 3: Open Windows Defender’s settings, and then click on the "Virus & Threat Protection settings" link.
Step 4: Click the Real-Time Protection, Cloud-Delivered Protection and Automatic Sample Submission switches to turn Windows Defender off.
Method 2: Using Group Policy to disable Windows Defender
Step 1: Press “Win + R” and Type “gpedit.msc”, then hit Enter or OK.
Step 2: Click on Computer Configuration and Administrative Templates.
Step 3: Click on “Windows Components” and double click “Windows Defender Antivirus”.
Step 4: Double click “Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus”.
At last, select the Enable button on the left edge and click OK.
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