How to Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender is a security feature that Microsoft by default ships installed on Windows 10 (and Windows 8), however some people might not like it, or might have to disable it for testing out if it’s causing problems. In this tutorial I will explain How to Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10

[symple_box color=”red” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””] WARNING: If you have no other security suits or protection installed on your system I highly recommend that you do not disable Windows Defender. Please note that without any security suits or protection the chance of getting infected with malware is very high. Again we recommend you only do this to test or to replace it with other software!

How to Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10

1.Begin by opening Settings on your computer, you can do this by typing “settings” in the Cortana search box, or opening menu start and clicking on Settings

2. Settings should now open, Then click on System

3. In the left pane menu click on Windows Defender

4. Then under Real-Time protection turn the bar from On to Off 

Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10
Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10


If you did all steps right, Windows Defender should now have been disabled in Windows 10. Yet again we want to say that it’s important to have security software on your computer. Do not leave your computer unprotected as you might and will get infected with malware. Malware can steal your private data or make your system experience unworkable.

We hope this tutorial helped you to Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10. If you need more help then feel free to visit our forums where we can personally help you with your problems.

About the Author

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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