How to Disable Windows Defender On Windows 10

Disable Windows Defender is the Antivirus software which is released by the Microsoft owner Bill Gates. This works the same as all Antivirus usually does, it removes the virus, trojans and other malware from your machine. It is first introduced in the latest Windows 10 with the name of Windows Defender.

This is pretty cool because you now don’t need any third-party antivirus service. Instead of this, it may feel uncomfortable while you are using a Windows Activator or a Crack file or even using a Keygen. This Antivirus automatically detects it and remove it instantly without giving any warning.

As you know that Microsoft has just blacklist all the Keygens & Activators. So, when you try to install it will automatically be removed with the Windows Defender. This is the only reason why you need to turn off Windows Defender i.e Real-Time Virus Protection.

There are several ways which you can use to disable it. You can follow these ways to turn off the Defender & then do whatever you want with your machine. I am going to discuss two very well known ways of disabling it. One method is by using the start menu which is simple and the easiest way.

The other one is using the Registry setting which could be complicated for some people. After all these two are the best methods which you can find everywhere. You can use the method of your choice because both methods are working 100% fine without any issue.

How to Disable Windows Defender On Windows 10

Ok, enough introduction let’s now just move to the main part of our article:

Disable Windows Defender Using Start Menu

Disabling from the Start menu is one of the easy and quick methods which doesn’t require any professional skills. It just requires a few clicks and within a few seconds, it will be disabled.

Let’s check it out how you can do so:

1: First of all, you need to open the Start Menu and then scroll down at the end you will find a program labelled Windows Defender Security Center.


2: Open this program and you will see Windows Defender settings. From here you need to open Virus & Threat Protection & then a new window will pop-up. In this window, you will see other options.


3: Now from here, you need to open Virus & Threat Protection Settings. From there you need to disable Real-Time Protection by clicking on the disable button.


4: That’s it you have now successfully Disabled Windows 10 Defender. Now you can do all the task which you want because it disables it temporarily not permanently.

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If you want to enable it again just follow all these steps above & then click on Enable instead of disable. It will be enabled right after you click on the button & your pc will be safe again.

Disable Windows Defender Using Registry

Ok so as you know that disabling Defender from the Start Menu is not the permanent solution. If you want to permanently disable it then follow this registry method. This is a little bit complicated but this is the only method to disable Defender permanently.

To Disable it permanently simply follow these steps below carefully:

First, you need to open the Start Menu & then search for Run. Open Run and then here you need to enter “regedit” (without quotes) & then press enter.

Now you will see a new window will appear, it is the Registry Settings. From here you need to go to this address

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

Quick Tip: You can simply copy paste this code to easily reach the location.

Now simply right click on the Windows Defender folder and move the arrow to New, here you see the submenus. From this submenu Simply click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value & name it as DisableAntiSpyware.

Now simply double click on the newly created property DisableAntiSpyware & change its value from 0 to 1. After this click Ok and close the registry settings.

Open Start Menu, click on the Power Button Logo & then simply Click on Restart. That’s it when you completely reboot your system it will no longer be activated & you can now do anything which you want.

In some cases, if you are going to turn it on or need to protect your computer again after completing your task. Just follow these below steps:

Open Start Menu & then search For Run

Now Open run and type regedit and press enter

From Registry go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

Open Windows Defender Folder and Double Click on DisableAntiSpyware

From there change the value from to 0

Restart your computer & you have now successfully enabled Windows Defender 🙂

These both are some best and the only methods to disable Windows 10 Defender. If you are still having any problem please let me know in the comment section. I will try my best to answer your question and resolve the issue.

If you are using any third-party antivirus service but don’t know how to disable it. Then I am also going to share with you some most famous Antivirus Programs and the method to disable them.

How To Disable Third-Party Antivirus

As I already told you that turning them off is very necessary to install a crack file, using keygen or even activating Windows. I tell you the method of Windows 10 Defender but in case if you are using any other antivirus.

Then you should check out this list and the method of some most famous antivirus to turn them off. If you are unable to find the antivirus which you are using please ask me in the comment section I will also guide you about that. Don’t hesitate to comment as I am glad to help you and solve your issues 🙂

Disable Avira Antivirus

To temporary disable Avira Antivirus you need to move to the system tray. Here you find the logo of Avira Antivirus, in red background with a white umbrella.

Quick Tip: It can be easily founded left side of clock, otherwise click on the arrow to see more apps and there you can find it.

Now click on the Manage Antivirus & then open Real-Time Protection. Here you will see a slider button just click on that or move it to the left side.

It may ask you for confirmation simply click Yes when prompt.

Now click on the Status located on the right side of the window with the shield and checkmark logo. From there you need to open Firewall (this is the icon with a shield and the bricks).

Again slide the button toward left and it asks you for permission. Click yes when you see the prompt message appears.

Avira Antivirus Protection is Disabled Now, you can enable it by following the same procedure

Temporarily Disable Avast Antivirus

To temporarily disable Avast Antivirus you need to follow the steps given below:

First, move to the system tray where you find an Orange Triangle Logo. It is also located on the left side of the clock or on the arrow menu.

Right, click on that icon and you will see there are many options. Now move your arrow towards  Avast shields control where you can see submenus.

From these menus, you need to choose how long you want to keep your Antivirus disabled. Choose your desired time and then it will ask you for permission just click on Yes and you are done.

Avast will now automatically enabled after the time period you choose.


Move your cursor to the system tray where you find the K icon with a blue background. Just right click on that icon and you will see many options are available.

From these options, you need to click on the Pause Protection and then click on By Users Request. Now you will see a message appear that KASPERSKY ANTIVIRUS is disabled.

The logo will be the dark grey so that you can easily check that it is disabled.

These are some Antivirus services which are used by many people. This is the easiest way to disable them and complete your task which these Antivirus Services doesn’t allow you to do. You can also disable Windows Defender after disabling them. Don’t get confused that by disabling these will also disable Windows 10 Defender.

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