[Solved] Turn off Windows Defender


Microsoft provides many important software for its customers. Windows 10 from Microsoft is more easy to use and comes bundled with many useful softwares however one of the bloatware or antivirus software Microsoft provide in their operating system is Microsoft Windows Defender.

What is Windows Defender?

Windows Defender is a default antivirus software provided by Microsoft. You may have already seen Windows Defender in the previous version of Windows like windows vista, 7, 8, and 8.1. In the previous windows version, Windows Defender was not so efficient as it scanned only Spyware and Adware. In Windows 10 the Windows Defender is much more efficient and gives better protection against malware as it is based on Microsoft security essential apps.

Is Windows defender Good?

Although Windows defender has become efficient, it has been proved by many techies that Windows default defender is not a complete solution and third-party antivirus are still required. In this case, it becomes essential to turn off Windows Defender.

Method 1

Follow the guidelines carefully to disable Windows Defender
Step 1. Click on the start menu and go to Settings

Step 2. Click on Update & security


Step 3. Click on Windows Defender and then on Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus

Method 2

Follow the guidelines carefully to disable Windows Defender using Registry editor
Step 1. Press Windows icon+R on the keyboard to open Regedit

Step 2. Locate the following in Regedit

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policues\Microsoft\indows Defender

Step 3. Right-click on the blank space and select "New" and create a DWORD value.
            Rename the DWORD to “turnoffWindowsDefender.”
Step 4. Now right click on the newly created value and set its value from 0 to 1.
This will turn off Windows Defender