How to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10 (Step by Step)

Do you want to turn off windows defender in windows 10? If yes then you are at the right place here you can learn how to turn off windows defender in windows 10. This is a step by step process so please follow carefully.

If you are searching for a turn off the defender then I think you want to install some third-party software that is blocked by the defender or you are using another antivirus.

So, you can not install any other antivirus software or blacklisted app without disabling window defender.

Windows Defender is the security & antivirus application that helps your desktop or laptop to run better this is a free application.

I didn’t recommend anyone to disable window defender, as per my experience windows defender is the best app for dealing with unwanted apps and threads.

Here is how to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10

There are two ways that you can use to turn off defender means disable window defender. If you want to disable the defender for a short time means temporary then follow the first method. If you want to disable defender for all time means permanently then follow the second method.

1. Disable Windows Defender Temporary (for the short time period)

The first method I have for you is to turn off defender means Disable Defender Temporary using some simple steps:

Step 1: In your Windows 10 laptop or desktop press windows button, go to “Windows setting“.

How to Turn Off Windows Defender

Step 2: In the windows setting, click on “Update and security“.

Step 3: In update and security page go to “Windows security

Step 4: In the window security page click on “Open Defender Security Center”.

Step 5: After clicking on open defender security center you are redirected to defender application now click on setting button scroll down and click on  “Virus & Threat Protection settings

Step 6: Now you can see some option real-time protection, cloud-delivered protection & automatic sample submission in on or off button. If you want to disable the defender then turn off all the buttons.

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2. Disable Windows Defender Permanently (For Permanently)

Time needed: 5 minutes.

The second method I have for you to disable windows defender permanently using some simple steps.

  1. Open Run and Type gpedit.msc

    The first step i have for you is open run app or press “Win + R” and then type “gpedit.msc”, after that press Ok button.How to Turn Off Windows Defender

  2. Go to computer configration

    The second step i have for you is when you press “gpedit.msc” the local group policy editor will be open. now click on the computer configuration button.How to Turn Off Windows Defender

  3. Open Administrative templates

    The third step i have for you is in the computer configuration, go to “Administrative templates”How to Turn Off Windows Defender

  4. Open Windows Components

    The fourth step i have for you is after clicking on administrative templates now go to “Windows Components”How to Turn Off Windows Defender

  5. Open windows defender antivirus

    The fifth step I have for you is when you are in windows components, you need to go on windows defender antivirus to turn off windows defender.How to Turn Off Windows Defender

  6. Double click on turn off windows defender antivirus file

    The sixth step i have for you is when you are in an antivirus folder you can see a “turn off windows defender antivirus” file now double-click on this file to disable defender permanently on your pc.How to Turn Off Windows Defender

Conclusion:

I prefer you to watch this video if you want live tutorial 🙂

Here is the quick steps to turn off windows defender:

  1. Open windows setting
  2. Click on update and security
  3. Select windows security
  4. Now click on Open Defender Security Center
  5. Go to Virus & Threat Protection settings
  6. Now turn off all setting

If you have any questions and problems regarding this topic then feel free to drop your comment below in the comment box.

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