How to Turn off windows defender in Windows 10 – Windows 10 Home

Anti Malware and Anti Virus protection comes pre installed with Windows 10. It is not easy to turn off Anti virus permanently on our own.

Before knowing on how to turn off windows defender in Windows 10, let us see what happens if we turn off windows defender.

Disabling Windows Defender can open your computer to threats. However one has to turn it off while installing software or some applications.

Now let us see how to disable Windows Defender on Windows 10

Like we discussed above, it is complex to disable defender in Windows 10 as it is built into operating system(Windows 10).

How to Turn off Windows Defender permanently via Registry on PCs running Windows 10 Home.

Please note: Editing registry can be risky hence proceed at your own risk. It is highly recommended to backup before editing registry.


Hold down Windows Key and press R Key. You can also go to start Menu and search for Run and open it.

Type regedit and click OK. You will be asked for permission, click Yes.

Head to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender.

On Right hand side, right click in the empty area, choose NEW > DWORD (32 – bit) Value.

Type in DisableAntiSpyware and press the Enter Key.

Double click the DisableAntiSpyware key. Type 1 in Value data and hit OK

Restart your computer.

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