Disable Windows Defender

Windows 10’s latest update is the greatest change in Windows’ history as per Microsoft. Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for a complete year to every past window users prompting most of them to upgrade to Windows 10. There are various new features in Windows 10. It now includes a better start menu along with Microsoft’s Voice aide Cortana built into it.

Windows 10 also comes with an inbuilt security programming that protects against viruses and malwares named Windows Defender. Windows Defender is arguably one of the best free Anti-virus protection for your windows PC. Still some people want to disable it for various reasons. The problem though is that many people just have no idea how to do it. So, in this article, I am going to tell you How to disable Windows Defender for Windows 10 installed PC stepwise. But first –

What is the need to Disable Windows Defender?

Disable Windows Defender
Windows Defender Screen

This is an obvious question that comes to mind. It is free, safe, easy-to-use and awesome! But still, there are many superior security softwares out there. And running two such programs may take a toll on your RAM and in the case of a laptop, your battery life. So, it is then better to disable it permanently. Some users also disable it because their loyalty lies with another security program they had been using for years now.

Stepwise Instructions to Disable Windows Defender Permanently

Step 1: Look for “Windows Defender” in the search box of start menu.

Step 2: Open it.

Windows Defender

Step 3: Tap on “Settings” in the upper right of the window.

Step 4: You will be redirected to a Settings page in Windows 10 now. There, you will find options to disable Windows Defender permanently.

Step 5: Turn off the switches for Real time Protection and Cloud Based Protection. And, you are finished.

Keep it Disabled Permanently (Optional)

After turning off the Windows Defender, now it’s time to kill it permanently (optional).

Step 1: Install an outsider anti-virus like AVG or any other.

Step 2: After finishing the installation, go to the interface of the anti-virus and “Turn off” security or protection scanning.

And so, you have successfully disabled the it permanently now. You can now install any other security program of your preference in your PC without worrying about anything.

So this is how you can disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 installed PC permanently. Feel free to comment below and tell us about your other Tech-related issues and we will try to solve them for you.