How to Disable windows Defender in windows 10, windows 8.1, windows 7 and windows XP permanently
Windows Defender is a software that protects your PC from viruses and malware highlights:
· • Windows defender is a default software in windows 10.
· •Microsoft doesn’t want to disable it.
· •Temporary disabling is easy but not effective.
Microsoft makes it optional in earlier windows versions like Windows XP and Windows 7, but in the latest version, it is difficult to turn it off because anti-virus and anti-malware are pre-installed in Windows 10. Pre-installed Microsoft defender is good to keep your system protected from threats and viruses, but it does not accept any third party anti-virus software and if you do so, Microsoft defender will automatically disable by recognizing it as a virus or threat. Microsoft does not allow you easily to disable Microsoft defender by itself. If you really want to do so for some reason then you are an open door for viruses and malware. So, here we will describe a guide to disable windows defender in windows 10, windows 7, windows 8.1, and Windows XP without having any trouble.
Windows defender is a utility key in windows 10 so it is not easy to disable it. But in windows 7 and windows XP it is easier to disable because it is a pre-installed app.
How to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 for a lifetime
This method applies to those who run windows 10 pro or Enterprise.
Step 1: Go to the start menu and search Run and click it to open.
Step 2: Search for gpedit.msc and open it.
Step 3: Then look for Computer configurationthen click Administrative Templates then Windows Components and then click on Windows Defender Anti-virus.
Step 4: You see a Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus button so clicks on that button.
Step 5: Click on Enable and press enter.
Step 6: Now, restart your PC.
How to disable Windows Defender permanently via Registry
This method maybe risky because you are going to work with Registry, so kindly take a backup before you proceed and this method is applicable only for Windows 10 Home.
Step 1: Go to the start and search for Run then press enter.
Step2: Then, search for Registry and open it. Press Yes, if they ask for User Account Control.
Step3: Look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows Defender.
Step 4: On the right side of your screen, right-click and choice New then DWORD(32bit) value.
Step 5: Click on Disable anti Spyware and press ok.
Step 7: Restart your Pc.
How to (temporarily) disable Windows Defender via Security Centre
Follow these easiest methods to temporarily disable your windows defender:
Step 1: Press the Windows key and look for Windows Defender Security Centre. Open it by clicking Enter.
Step 2: Choose the Virus & threat protection button on the left-hand side of your screen.
Step 3: Hit on Virus & threat protection settings on the right-hand side of your screen.
Step 4: Under Real-time protection, turn off the toggle marked On.
This is a temporary method so when you restart your Pc it will be back again.
How to disable Windows Defender in Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 has very easy steps to turn off windows defender, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Hold the Windows key and press C at the same time.
Step 2: From the top of the toolbar, choose options.
Step 3: Hit the Administration button on the left side of your screen.
Step 4: Uncheck Use this program box and pressenter.
Step 5: Give a person, if the user account ask.
How to disable Windows Defender in Windows 7
Disabling windows defender on windows 7 is quite similar to windows 8.1
Step 1: Press the Windows key and Search for Windows Defenderthen press enter.
Step 2: From to of the menu bar choose Tools, then look for Options.
Step 3: On the left-hand side of your screen hit on the Administrator.
Step 4: On the right-hand side screen, uncheck the box named Use this program and press enter.
Step 5: If User Account Control asks for permission, then give permission.
How to disable Windows Defender in Windows XP
Follow these steps to disable windows defender in windows XP.
Step 1: Look at the Windows Defender icon in the status bar and double press, if it is installed, you can go with C:Program FilesWindows Defender.
Step 2: From the top of the menu bar choose Tools, then look for Options.
Step 3: On the left-hand side of your screen hit on the Administrator button.
Step 4: On the right-hand side of your screen, uncheck the box Use this program.
Step 5: Click Enter.