How to turn off antivirus in windows 10 | Disable windows defender Windows 10

Guys!! Windows 10 have its own unique features. We have found many new features in windows 10. Windows 10 have own inbuilt windows defender antivirus which was protect PC/Laptop from antivirus, malware, spyware, Ransomware and many hacking tools.

How to turn off antivirus windows 10

In this below image we can see Windows Defender in Windows 10 Dashboard. In this image we have several options that were very useful and effective for our work and process.

We can disable or enable antivirus and its protection, also we can set firewall settings and its rules, also check PC health and its status which is very much to increase the performance and health of our device.

How to turn off antivirus windows 10

Sometimes antivirus can conflict when we change system setting. Because this security features prevent all unauthorized and unwanted activities. This antivirus also provides firewall protection against any malware and ransomware.

However sometimes companies and large organizations require more protection for our data, files and registered licensed software. At that time we need to buy other network security software or antivirus and disable this built-in Windows Defender/Security features.

Now we are providing 3 easy and working methods to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 /Security features from your PC/Laptop either permanently or on a temporary basis.

Our PC/Laptop can be a vulnerable asset for hackers and malicious programs when we disable or uninstall Microsoft Windows Defender from Windows. That’s why we don’t recommend disabling or uninstalling Microsoft Windows Defender unless you have an antivirus or security software.

1.Disable Windows Defender from Windows Security

  • First click on the Start button then type Windows Security
Disable windows defender Windows 10
  • After clicking on Windows Protection, click on Virus & Threat Protection
Disable Windows Defender Windows 10
  • Now under Virus & threat protection section click on Manage settings
Disable Windows Defender Windows 10
  • Now Turn off Real time protection by click on toggle switch and Disable windows defender Windows 10.
Disable Windows Defender Windows 10
disable windows defender windows 10
  • After following these above steps you disable windows defender windows 10 from windows security.

2.PowerShell command turn off antivirus in windows 10

Click on the search bar and type PowerShell, then right click on the PowerShell option and select Run as administrator as shown in the image below:

Disable windows defender Windows 10

After that Windows PowerShell command line will open and then you need to type below command and press enter to disable windows defender

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true

Disable windows defender Windows 10

After typing above command you will get notification from windows defender threat defender protection has been turned off.

Disable windows defender Windows 10

Windows Defender will be disabled until the next reboot.

Note: This is a temporary solution to disable Windows Defender, so it is automatically enabled when you restart your system. Now in the next solution we will discuss how to disable Windows Defender permanently.

3.Disable Windows Defender Group Policy

Using Group Policy you can disable Windows Defender permanently if you have the professional version of Windows 10. We use the gpedit.msc command to complete this process.

Most important things is that First you have to disable Tamper Protection of windows defender after that you can disable windows defender by Group Policy (gpedit.msc)

Now first of all we are providing Tamper Protection Disable procedure because Tamper Protection feature is built in to protect Windows Defender from unauthorized activities.

This is necessary, because if we disable windows defender by group policy without disabling tamper protection then it will be enabled automatically after system restart. The procedure for tampering with the disabled is as follows:-

Disable Tamper protection

  • First click on the Start button then type Windows Security
  • Now open Virus and threat protection
Disable windows defender Windows 10
  • Now under Virus & threat protection section click on Manage settings
Disable windows defender Windows 10
  • Now Turn off Tamper protection by click on toggle switch
Disable windows defender Windows 10

After the completion of this process we can now start the process of permanently disabling Windows Defender by applying Group Policy changes.

Disable Process of Microsoft Defender from Group Policy

The procedure to permanently disable Microsoft Defender from Group Policy in Windows 10 is as follows:-

  • Click on Search button and type Run after that type gpedit.msc command then press Enter.
Disable Windows Defender Group Policy
Disable Windows Defender Group Policy
  • After pressing the Enter button, the Local Group Policy Editor will open.

Now Click on Computer Configuration—->Administrative Templates—–>Windows Components

Disable Windows Defender Group Policy
Disable Windows Defender Group Policy

In Windows Components click on that and click on Microsoft Defender Antivirus shown in below image.

Disable Windows Defender Group Policy
Disable Windows Defender Group Policy

After Right click then click on Edit, then click on Disable, then finally Apply then OK.  From this windows we can Disable /Enable both, so that we can make changes as per our requirement.

Now restart your PC/Laptop and then your antivirus will be disabled. This is a very simple and easy way to deactivate Windows Defender Antivirus.

Disable Windows Defender Group Policy
Disable Windows Defender Group Policy

Friend!! Once you have completed these 2 steps, Microsoft Defender Antivirus will be disabled on a permanent/temporary basis as per our requirement.

The important thing is that in your PC/Laptop, the “Shield” icon will still be there in the taskbar is this icon is part of the Windows security feature.

You can also Revert this changes by click or select not configured option on the same windows.

Disable windows defender Windows 10
Disable windows defender Windows 10

If you want revert changes Click on Not Configured option and then same Apply and click on OK.

That’s all!! Hope you will be able to disable ‘Windows Defender Antivirus’ by following our 3 working, easy & simplest Methods. Please Do comment if you Like or any query and Connect with us .

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