How to Turn Off Real Time Protection Windows 10

We sometimes need to install hardware drivers for our phone or third-party devices and Microsoft Windows Defender the built-in anti-virus tool in Windows 10 detect it as a virus so we need to bypass the security checkup and pause the protection for the installation to continue.

Or if we have to build a software in-house which perform activities which Microsoft Windows Defender considered as a malicious activity then we need to pause the protection puresoftware testing and once tested and verified we can again resume the protection.

Turn Off Real Time Protection

Click on the start menu and type Windows Defender, this will show Windows Defender in the top of the search items.

You can also open Microsoft Windows Defender by double clicking on its icon near the clock on the taskbar.

Once opened you will see Microsoft Windows Defender dashboard which provides some of the basic information about your devices the networks the accounts and the applications. If there will be any recommendations it will show an exclamation mark on those options.

On the left menu click on the virus and threat protection option you will see virus and threat protection related details on the right side of the screen like shows the history of the scan and the total number of scans.

You can also run a scan for your computer or advanced scan for your computer as well.

On the same screen, you’ll see option virus and threat protection settings click on it to open the virus and threat protection settings.

In virus and threat protection setting, there is real time protection option on the top and under that option, there is a toggle button to turn that option on and off click on it to turn it off.

You will get warning and notifications that your real time protection is turned off turn it back on to make sure your computer is safe.

Follow the same steps to turn the real time protection on once you are done with your testing or installation of your device drivers.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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