How to Disable Windows Defender on Windows 10

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Disable Windows Defender on Windows 10

Step 1 Search for REGEDIT in the start menu. Open it with Administrator rights. To do that right click on registry Editor  and select Run as Admin option.

Start REGEDIT with Admin Rights

Step 2 : Navigate to this Registry in the registry editor. Navigate till Windows Defender registry in the Registry Editor. This is the place where we will disable windows defender settings. Now create a new registry and select DWORD 32 bit value. Name it as 'DisableAntiSpyware'.

Locate Windows Defender in the Registry Editor

Step 3 Now set the value data of DisableAntiSpyware to 1 and Save the window.

Create a registry for DisableAntiSpyware

Step 4 Now open Run by pressing Win + R key together and type gpedit.msc in the text box. This will open Group Policy Editor.

Open gpedit Group Policy Editor

Step 5  Navigate to Administrative Templates and expand it.

Open Administrative Templates in Windows Group Policy Editor

Now navigate to Windows Components and expand it.

Open Windows Components in Windows Group Policy Editor

Now locate Windows Defender Antivirus key in the list. Expand the key and click on the 'Windows Defender Antivirus' key.

Open Windows Defender Antivirus in Group Policy Editor

Step 6 Now in the right side panel. you should see an option t turn off Windows Defender Antivirus. Double Click on the option.

Turn Off Windows Defender in Group Policy

Step 7 The setting should be "enabled" here. This means we will enable the option to turn off the inbuilt antivirus. And apply the settings.

Open Properties to Turn Off Defender Antivirus

Turn Off Real-Time Protection in Windows Defender

Open start menu and search for Virus and Threat Protection. Open the protection settings.

open the Virus and threat protection

Now locate Real-time protection and turn the toggle button off.

Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10

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