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Summary

Windows Defender is a built-in defensive tool in system. But some users consider that it’s not powerful enough and it takes up system source as well. In order to improve computer performance, we may need to shut down Windows Defender. What should we do? Please refer the following solution.


Windows has a built-in defensive software – Windows Defender. However, parts of users think its functions are enough. So they install other software to protect computer. For a better computer performance, we need to turn off Windows Defender. But how? Solutions are provided following.

Instructions for turning off Windows Defender as below:

1.Press WIN key and R to open the run command. Then type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor application.
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2. Just select Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components. And then you can see Windows Defender. Double click “Turn off Windows Defender”.
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3. Select “Enable” and click “Apply” then “OK”.
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4. Then go to Control Panel, try Windows Defender and there will be a message box “ This program is turned off by group policy”. That is, it has already been disabled.
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Windows Defender is turned off once the above settings are finished.