Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Rizwan
Windows 10 Antivirus or Microsoft’s defender is the best Antivirus software offered by Microsoft. There is a lot of good Antivirus software are available for Windows, however, no one can beat Microsoft’s defender. In Windows 10, Windows defender is very effective against spyware, malware, and other security issues. Despite this usefulness, Defender you can’t deny that Windows 10 hogs up a lot of system resources. It might be a good idea to turn off the defender if you are using a third party Antivirus.
To turn the defender off you just have to follow-up these simple easy steps.
Steps to disable Antivirus in Windows 10
- Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings (or Virus & threat protection settings in previous versions of Windows 10).
- Switch Real-time protection to Off. Note that scheduled scans will continue to run. However, files that are downloaded or installed will not be scanned.
However keep in mind that, your device will be vulnerable to threats and viruses. It is advisable to disable Antivirus only when you are using another trusted Antivirus software.
See detailed guide: How to Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 10