How to Turn Off Windows Defender – Windows 10

There are two ways for removing Windows defender the first is Via Group Policy the second via registry editor. lets start with the first:

To Turn Off Windows Defender using Group Policy

1. Press the windows key+R on your keyboard to open the Run window. There type “gpedit.msc” and click OK or press enter to open the Group Policy Editor window.

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3. From the Group Policy Editor window on the left, navigate to the following location:

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender

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4. Once there locate “Turn off Windows Defender” policy, then double click to edit. (see above screenshot)

5. To Turn Off Windows Defender check-mark Enabled, click on Apply then OK. (see screenshot below)

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8. When finished, close the Local Group Policy Editor.

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