Temporarily Turn OFF Windows Defender


  1. Posts : 368
    windows 7
       #1

    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. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 7,108
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #2

    Hi,
    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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #3

    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 : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks Brink I finally know how and work just the way I want.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #5

    You're most welcome.
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