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Published on 02.23.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Windows Defender Off

Learn how to disable Windows Defender in Windows 7.

Turn Windows Defender Off

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


    Note: If Windows Defender is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Tools at the top of the Windows Defender window.


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


  5. Click Administrator.


  6. Uncheck Use this program and then click Save to save the changes.


  7. Click Close in the window that pops up.


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