How To Turn Off Windows Defender On Windows 7/8/10

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Today, I am going to share with you the exact step by step process to turn off/disable windows defender on windows 7, 8, and 10 using all possible ways.

Windows defender serves as a firewall which protects your system from several virus attacks online or offline.

At the same time, the installation of some apps requires that windows defender should be off/disable.

Let’s move on to the step by step guide to disable windows defender:

Windows 7

Follow the following step by step guide to disable windows defender on windows 7:

  • Go to start that is bottom left on the system screen.

  • In the search box type in “Windows Defender”.

  • Click on windows defender from the search results and open it.

  • You will see the basic interface of the windows defender.

  • Click on “Tools” which is the last element in the top line.

  • Click on “Options” to see all the available options of windows defender.

  • Open the “Administrator” option and uncheck the first box named “Use This Program”.

  • Click on save button to save all the settings.

  • That’s all you have successfully turned off the windows defender on windows 7.

Windows 8

Follow the following step by step guide to turn off windows defender on windows 8:

how to turn off windows defender

  • Search for “Run” in Windows 8 search bar.

how to turn off windows defender

  • Open it and type “services.msc” and click OK button. It will take you to the screen shown below.

how to turn off windows defender

  • Scroll down until you find Windows Defender in the list of services. Right click on windows defender and open properties.

how to turn off windows defender

  • Click on “Stop” to turn off windows defender on windows 8 and click “OK”.

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  • You can see windows defender has been successfully stopped.

Windows 10

Follow the following step by step guide to disable windows defender on windows 10:

  • Enter “Run” In Search Bar on Windows 10.

  • Type in “gpedit.msc” in the search bar of the application “Run” and click ok.

  • Under “Windows Configuration” open the folder named as “Administrative Templates”.

  • Click on “Windows Components”.

  • Scroll down until you find “Windows Defender”.Open it and follow the next instruction.

  • Double click on “Turn Off Windows Defender” and prompt to next instruction.

  • The current status of windows defender will be “Not Configured”. Click on Enabled and then apply the settings.

  • Congratulations, you have successfully turned off windows defender on windows 10, You can also see in the screenshot shown above.

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