How to Permanently Disable Real-Time Protection on Windows 10

In this article, I will discuss how to permanently disable real-time protection on Windows 10.

Regularly update your Windows 10 operating system to ensure that your real-time protection is up to date and capable of detecting the latest threats.

Disabling Microsoft Defender Using Windows Security

Windows Security settings

To permanently disable real-time protection on Windows 10, you can use Windows Security to turn off Microsoft Defender. First, open Windows Security by clicking on the shield icon in the taskbar or by searching for it in the Windows 10 search bar. In the Windows Security window, click on “Virus & threat protection.” Then, click on “Manage settings” under the “Virus & threat protection settings” section. From there, you can toggle off the “Real-time protection” option to disable Microsoft Defender.

If you prefer to use the Windows Registry, you can also disable Microsoft Defender by opening the Registry Editor and navigating to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender. Then, create a new DWORD value called “DisableAntiSpyware” and set the value to 1.

Alternatively, you can use Group Policy or PowerShell to disable Microsoft Defender. Keep in mind that disabling real-time protection leaves your computer vulnerable to malware and other security threats, so be sure to have an alternative security solution in place.

Real-time protection is essential for keeping your Windows 10 system safe from the latest threats.

Turning Off Protection with PowerShell Commands

To permanently disable real-time protection on Windows 10 using PowerShell commands, you can follow these steps. First, open PowerShell as an administrator by searching for it in the start menu, right-clicking on it, and selecting “Run as administrator.”

Next, type the following command and press Enter: Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true. This command will turn off real-time protection on Windows Defender.

After running the command, you can close PowerShell and real-time protection will be permanently disabled on your Windows 10 system. It’s important to note that turning off real-time protection leaves your computer vulnerable to malware and other security threats, so make sure to use this option with caution.

If you ever want to re-enable real-time protection, you can use the following command in PowerShell: Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $false. This will turn real-time protection back on.

Deactivating Antivirus via Group Policy

Group Policy settings

To permanently disable real-time protection on Windows 10, you can use Group Policy to deactivate the antivirus software. First, open the Group Policy Editor by pressing Windows key + R, typing gpedit.msc, and hitting Enter. Next, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Defender Antivirus > Real-time Protection. Double-click on the Turn off real-time protection policy and select Enabled. Then click Apply and OK to save the changes.

After making these changes, the real-time protection feature of the antivirus software will be permanently disabled on your Windows 10 system. It’s important to note that disabling real-time protection leaves your computer vulnerable to viruses and malware, so it’s recommended to only do this if you have another reliable antivirus solution in place.

Always exercise caution when making changes to your computer’s settings and consider the potential risks before disabling any security features. If you have any concerns or feedback about this process, it’s best to seek guidance from a professional or the antivirus software’s support team.

Alternative Solutions and Additional Help

  • Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Antivirus > Real-time Protection.
  • Double-click on Turn off real-time protection and select Enabled.
  • Click Apply and then OK to save the changes.

Use Registry Editor

  • Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender.
  • If the DisableAntiSpyware value does not exist, right-click on Windows Defender and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Set the name of the new value to DisableAntiSpyware and set the Value data to 1.
  • Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
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