How to Disable or Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 11 or Windows 10

How to Disable or Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 11 or Windows 10

  • To turn off windows defender in windows 11 / 10 -> Open Privacy and security -> Windows security -> Click on Virus & threat protection -> Click on Manage Settings -> Turn off real time protection to disable or turn off windows defender temporarily,
  • Once you restart your computer -> your windows 11 / 10 computer will be turned on automatically.
  • To disable windows defender permanently you need to turn off using registry editor and group editor policy and other third party software’s.  

On your windows 11 computer or windows 10 windows defender is enabled by default and it is built in default (Microsoft defender) and in order to install few software applications you need to turn off windows defender in windows 11 or windows 10 and you can turn off or disable windows defender permanently as well  as windows defender is secure and blocks unwanted or malicious software to install on your windows computer which attempts to damage your windows computer. So, let’s see in detail how to disable windows defender in windows 11 or windows 10.

You can temporarily disable and turn off microsoft defender and install the software which you want on your windows computer and then you can turn on windows microsoft defender and protect your computer using windows defender. 

Disable or Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 11 or Windows 10

Step 1: Click on the search menu in the Windows taskbar.

Step 2: Search for windows security and open windows security option.

Step 3: In windows security -> On the left side menu -> Click on Virus and threat Protection.

Step 4: On the right side menu under virus and threat protection -> Scroll down and under virus and threat protection settings -> Click on Manage Settings.

Step 5: In virus and threat protection settings -> Toggle and Turn off Real time protection.

Step 6: You should turn off all in virus & threat protection settings here.

Step 7: Turn off cloud-delivered protection by toggling the button.

Step 8: Turn off automatic sample submissions as well and also turn off tamper protection by toggling the button.

That;s it, this is how you disable and turn off microsoft windows defender in windows 11 or windows 10 computer.

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Turn off Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently?

Step 1: Open Windows Security in windows 11 App (by using search in windows taskbar).

Step 2: Click on virus and threat protection -> Click on Manage apps

Step 3: Turn off real time protection.

From here you need to download a zip file available online which helps you to disable windows 11 permanently.

There are other ways as well to disable windows 11 permanently by using group editor policy and disabling windows 11 using registry editor. 

Why to Disable Microsoft Defender in Windows 11 or Windows 10

Sometimes Microsoft defender also plays a role in slowing down your windows 11 or windows 10 computer as well. Sometimes disabling windows defender antivirus will speed up your computer.

Also, Microsoft defender will prevent you from installing unwanted or malicious / softwares which are not safe to install on your windows computer. If you try to install software which is useful which is not from a trusted source then you need to turn off or disable Microsoft defender to install software.