1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 73
    Windows
       27 Jul 2015 #1

    Disable Windows Defender Real-time protection but keep the app working


    Hi, how can I disable Windows Defender Real-time protection but keep the Windows Defender app available and working?

    I've seen ways to disable Windows Defender Real-time protection in W10, however this involved disabling Windows Defender as a whole...
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,556
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       27 Jul 2015 #2

    Generally disabling a program turns it off, will not be running either in foreground or background. That is a hazard when doing online/streaming installs that require disabling the protection, could get hi-jacked/infected if not using a legitimate or the publisher's site. I use the free AVG and paid-for Malwarebytes and have not had a problem leaving them running. YMMV
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,393
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       27 Jul 2015 #3

    Hello nosecureboot,

    You could use OPTION THREE or OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to disable real-time protection in Windows Defender without it getting automatically turned back on later.

    Windows Defender Real-time Protection - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    However, I concur with Berton. It's not recommended to do so since it would leave your system more vulnerable.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 73
    Windows
       28 Jul 2015 #4

    Thanks, this seems to be working now (real time is off, but app still works).
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,393
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    You're most welcome.
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