How to Enable or Disable(On or Off) Microsoft Windows 10 defender?

Similarly, to turn On or enable Windows 10 defender, you again have to Right-click, then edit and Choose disable.

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At the end, don’t forget to restart your Windows 10. Because if you don’t restart it, Windows defender icon will remain in the tray. Just restart Windows 10 and solve the issue.

Enable or Disable Microsoft Windows 10 Defender using Windows Registry?

As we know that if above method is not working, then obviously your Windows 10 Version is “Home”. Local Group Policy work for the limited version of Windows 10.

So, we will use Windows registry. Working with Windows 10 Registry is risky but follow the steps and Disable Microsoft Windows 10 defender.

Windows Registry is used for a lot of purposes for example:

Enable or disable the Home group feature in Windows.Set up the Icon Size on a task bar.Also, you can disable Aero Peek in Windows.

Let’s start the method to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10. Follow the steps:

Use Windows tab +R or Type run in Cortana(Start Menu).Type “Regedit” > Press Enter.Now find this Path”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows Defender

Double Click on the “DisableAntiSpyware“.Set the key value from 0 to 1 as shown.

Note: If you don’t see “disable Windows defender” this option to disable Windows 10 defender. Furthermore,

You can right-click on empty space.Click on New, and then click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.Name it to the “DisableAntiSpyware“Done!

Turn Off or Disable Microsoft Windows 10 defender using Windows 10 setting App?

This way is the easiest way ever to Disable Microsoft Windows 10 defender. This way is not permanent, it is temporary that is why I am discussing it at the end.

Go to Start > Open Settings.Select the “Update and Security” option.Click on Windows Defender.Here you have to press the toggle button which shown “Real-time protection


It is a temporary solution, not permanent. When you reboot your Windows 10, may be Real-Time protection again automatic pressed. And again you have to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10.

What have we concluded about Windows 10 defender?

We have seen that last way is not appropriate because we are using third party software to protect windows 10. then we have to disabled Windows 10 defender permanent. That’s why we have to go for a 1st or 2nd method. Both methods are best for Windows defender in Windows 10.

Do you like Windows 10 defender rather than other Antivirus software? Which features are you missing in Windows 10 defender? If you have any problem, you can ask me in the Comments. We are appreciated your feedback.

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