How to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows 10 has one Set of tools to protect your computer from outside attacks. This security system can be disabled to install certain applications that are considered malicious or to improve the general performance of the computer.

Open your System Preferences and click Update & Security, to disable Microsoft Defender,

Open security settingsOpen security settings

Then open the gate Windows security (Windows security area) on the left side of the window and click Virus & threat protection.

Windows 10 security optionsWindows 10 security options

The Windows Security Center opens immediately. Open the section Virus & threat protection and click Manage settings administer)to access antivirus settings.

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Then disable the option Real-time protection. You can do this with the slider below.

Turn off real-time analysisTurn off real-time analysis

From that moment, Windows 10 antivirus will pause. You should keep in mind that this change is temporary. To protect itself, the system will automatically re-enable Microsoft Defender, restoring protection against viruses and other malware.

Before attempting this process, it is important that you understand the risks involved. The Windows security tools are responsible for keep the system clean and prevent possible attacks. These can endanger the integrity of your computer components, lead to the loss of important data or violate your privacy. From Malavida, we recommend that you disable Windows 10’s security system only when your computer is not connected to the network. On the other hand, it’s important that you have the right knowledge to run applications from unknown sources and that you only install those you really trust.

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