Temporarily Turn OFF Windows Defender  

  1. Posts : 696
    windows 7

    Temporarily Turn OFF Windows Defender

    I know I have seen how to turn Defender on or off temporariy. I have searched on the internet but NONE that have seen tell me how to turn it off or on.

    I have the Security Center on my Task bar but I can NOT see anything in there to allow turning Defender on and off.
    The way I prefer (because I am older than dirt) to have instructions in steps like 1, 2,3 etc.

    HELP please

    thank you
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  2. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2

    Only way I know is to install another antivirus
    But windows defender is never really ever off it has smart screen filter too which even if one turns it off 10 will have a fit.
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  3. Posts : 66,499
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Huffman,

    You could use either option in the tutorial below to turn off (disable) Windows Defender.

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 696
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Brink I finally know how and work just the way I want.
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  5. Posts : 66,499
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    You're most welcome.
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