August 15, 2020

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How to Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 10

How to Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender is a free antivirus program that comes pre-installed on Windows 10 to protect your computer from viruses, rootkits, spyware (spyware) attacks, and Other malicious code.

The restrictions of WD is that the program only protects at a basic level, not as specialized as other 3rd party software. Perhaps that is why users want to disable this program permanently to install third-party antivirus software, increasing the security and safety of the computer during use.

Please follow 2 ways to turn off Windows Defender on Windows 10 as bellow:

Solution 1: Using Group Policy

1. Press Windows + R key combination, then type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor window.

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2. Choose Computer Configuration

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3. Select Administrative Templates

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4. Click Windows Components

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5. Scroll down to the end of the right panel and double-click Windows Defender Antivirus

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6. Double-click Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus

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7. Choose Enabled, then click Apply and OK

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8. Finally, close the Local Group Policy Editor window and then restart your computer to apply the changes.

Solution 2: Turn off window defender temporarily

1. Press Window button on your keyboard, select the search box on your taskbar.

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2. Type Settings and Select Settings in the search results list.

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3. Choose Update & Security

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4. Select Windows Security from the left pane, then choose “Open Windows Security

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5. Click “Virus & Threat Protection settings” link.

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6. Switch off the Real-Time ProtectionCloud-Delivered Protection and Automatic Sample Submission.

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The above are 2 solutions to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10. I hope that this article will be useful to you.

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