How to Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, Windows XP Everlastingly?

How to Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, Windows XP Everlastingly?


It might be optional with earlier versions such as Windows 7 and Windows XP, the anti-virus protection suite and the anti-malware windows Defender now comes pre-installed with the latest, Windows 10. It’s fairly covered in keeping your device safe from various security threats, though it doesn’t hold up to other paid alternatives out there. Windows Defender is also smart enough to disable itself when you install a compatible third-party anti-virus, but Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to turn it off permanently on your own.

How to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10 everlastingly?

For running Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro, or Education, this method works and the steps are given below.

  • While holding down the Windows key, click on the R Key.
  • Go to the start menu and in search box type search for Run and open it.
  • Enter gpedit.msc and click on OK button.
  • Open Computer Configuration > Windows Components > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Antivirus.
  • On the right-hand side, have double-clicked on the option of Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus.
  • Choose Enabled and then click on OK button.
  • Restart your device

How to turn off Windows 8.1 in Windows Defender?

Disabling Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 is very easy. Follow these steps.

  • While holding down the Windows key, click on the C key. Go to Search and type in Windows Defender and open it.
  • Choose Tools from the top-bar and then select Options.
  • On the left-hand side, click on the Administrator.
  • On the right-hand side, uncheck the box named “Use this program” and Click on OK.
  • If the User Account Control asks for permission, then click on Yes.

How to turn off Windows 7 in Windows Defender?

Follow these steps to turn off Windows 7 in Windows Defender.

  • Click on the Windows key and search for Windows Defender.
  • Select Tools from the top-bar and then Go to Options.
  • On the left-hand side, click on the Administrator.
  • On the right-hand side, uncheck the box named Use this program and Click on OK button.
  • If the User Account Control asks for permission, click on Yes button.

 How to turn off Windows XP in Windows Defender?

  • Go to the Windows Defender icon in the status bar and have double-clicked.
  • If it is already installed, you can also find it under C:\Program Files\Windows Defender.
  • Select Tools from the top-bar and Go to Options.
  • On the left-hand side, click on the Administrator tool.
  • On the right-hand side, uncheck the box named and Use this program.
  • Click on OK button.

Kaylee Smith is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, malware, social engineering, Games,internet and new media. He writes for Ms-Office products at www.office.com/setup or office.com/setup .

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