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Published on 02.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Windows Defender’s Default Actions

Learn how to stop Windows Defender from taking action against malware it finds.

Turn Off Default Actions

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Windows Defender in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Windows Defender is not available, change View by to Large icons.

  3. Click Tools at the top of the Windows Defender Window.

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  4. Click Options in the Settings section of Windows Defender.

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  5. Click Default actions.

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  6. Uncheck Apply recommended actions and then click Save.

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