I'm going to show you how you can How To Turn OFF Windows Defender. So first of all what is windows defender so windows defender is a free software which comes with windows 10 and it's meant to be useful tool that prevents malware and harmful viruses that is coming to your device so let's see how we can enable or disable windows defender now there are 2 ways of enabling or disabling windows defender windows 10 operating system. i already tell you in my previous guide how we can disabled windows 10 update permanently if you don't know please check out our full guide.
How To Turn OFF Windows Defender - First Method
The first one which I'm going to show you is the temporary way so let's see this temporary way first of all so what you need to do is you need to just click on your Windows icon on the right corner downside and then click on the settings option and once this settings option opens you need to go to the updates and security so just click on updates and security and then go to windows securities and just click on this option which says is windows security. And then you will be able to see at this option which virus and threat protection so I'm going to just click on this option. And once you click on this option, you have the possibility to scan your Windows 10 operating system, and that will find out the number of threads on your windows 10 operating system.
So here, what you need to do is you need to click on this manage settings option. I'm going to just click on the manage settings option, and then we can turn on or off the real-time protection, so right now, you can see this real-time production is on the on my windows 10 operating system, so when I turn it off, then How to Disable Windows Defender Windows 10.
So you can see in real-time production is off, leaving your device Vulnerable So this is how you can turn off the windows 10 defender on your windows 10 operating system, and if you want to enable it, you can just click on this toggle button once again, and it will enable your windows 10 different and once again.
This solution is a temporary solution, how to turn off windows defender using this setting, then whenever you restart your windows operating system, this windows defender will be automatically be enabled. So when you restart your system, it will go to this setting by default, so this is a kind of temporary solution.
How To Turn Off Windows Defender - Second Method
So if you are looking for a permanent solution, what we have going to do is so I'm going just to minimize this here so now let's see how to disabled windows defender windows 10 using the registry so far, that's what you need to do is you need to just to go to your search bar here and then so search for a regedit so just right regedit or registry edit and this result will pop up in your screen, okay so this result is called the registry edit or regedit, so I'm going to just click on this option now. And then click on yes, and this is going to open this kind of interface.
So here what you need to do is you need to click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and then you need to click on software, and then you need to click on the policy options under the software, and then you need to click on Microsoft, and then you will be able to see this option let me just make it a little bit bigger so you will be able to see this option with says windows defender and on the right-hand side you will be able to see it 15 which is called the default. So just select windows defender here and then click on the right-hand side where you see the default file here, so I'm going just right to click here, which will show you this new option.
Then I'm going to choose this option with his DWORD (32 bit) value, okay, so make sure you select this option which says DWORD (32 bit) value, and then name your file as disable anti-spyware so just make sure that the spelling off this DisableAntiSpyware is precisely the same as I have written here with a capital D capital E and capital S. So now, once you have created this DisableAntiSpyware file, you can just click on this file, and this is going to open this kind of option, so you need to do is you just need to change this value from 0 to 1 So when you change this value from 0 to 1 your windows defender will be turn off.
So I'm going to just click on okay now once you have created this DisableAntiSpyware file, which then changed this value to 1. What you need to do is you need to restart your computer, so I'm going to just restart my windows operating system, so just restart it so. Now I have restarted my windows 10 operating system, and let's see if this windows defender is turned off or not in this case.
So I will go to the settings here and then update and security and then the windows security and then virus and threat protection. And then under virus and threat production settings, I will just click on manage settings, and now I can see this real-time protection is permanently off, so whenever you restart your windows 10 operating system, this will be the completely turn off windows defender, and it would not be enabled when you restart your windows 10 operating system.
How to Enable Windows Defender
Let's try how to enable windows defender am going to just click on here and then click on yes. And you can see it's not possible from here, so I will try once again. You can see I just clicked here, but it's not possible to enable this option once again from this setting, so now, if you want to enable windows defender windows 10 on your Windows 10 operating system, you need to follow the same steps as you have done for the disabling of the windows defender.
So once again, just type in the search bar regedit. Once again, I'm going to just click on the registry editor, and then yes. Then you can see you can go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE once again and then software once again, and then under the software, you need to go to the policies once again. Then you need to go to the Microsoft and then windows defender. How to enable that defender I will just create that file once again new DWORD 32-bit value, and then with the same name DisableAntiSpyware, I will create this new file and then click on this file and then the default value he should be 0 just click okay.
Once again, I need to restart my windows 10 operating system, so still, when I go here in the settings, this option is off, so I'm going to just restart my computer once again so after the restart, I will once again go to the windows defender settings update security windows security virus and threat protection. Then under wireless internet protection settings menu settings and now you can see this windows defender setting is again off okay, so this is how you can turn off or on your windows defender or on your Windows 10 operating system.