How to turn off windows defender in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with antivirus included. Although it lags far behind in features regarding commercial security software, it is better than nothing and serves to protect you from some threats. However, you may want to disable Windows Defender because you already have another antivirus or simply because it bothers you.

There are other better options, such as removing notifications or adding an exception to a file, but if you are willing to remove Windows Defender as Windows 10 antivirus , we will explain how you can do it easily and quickly, although it is advisable to have another antivirus installed

  1. Open the Windows search bar (to the right of the home button) and type Windows Defender
  2. Open the app
  3. Go to the Virus and Threat Protection menu> Settings
  4. Disable Real-time protection