Many people complain that Windows 10 forces them to use Windows Defender and that there is no way to disable it. Once you disable it using the Settings, the operating system re-enables it soon. Here is a solution which will allow you to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 completely.
Update: Some users report that they can't disable Windows Defender with "NoDefender" in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. In this case, you can use Winaero Tweaker to disable Windows Defender:
You can download it here: Download Winaero Tweaker.
Let me introduce you to NoDefender - a small third party app created by my friend Lucas. He coded it to allow anyone to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 and take back control of the operating system which Microsoft seems to constantly take away from the user.
- Download the NoDefender app.
- Unpack and run the app
- On the Step 1 page, click the Open Windows Defender Settings button.
- This will open the appropriate page of the Settings app. Disable the following options there:
- Now go to the next step in NoDefender. On the Step 2 page, click Disable Windows Defender
- Go to the next step.
You are done. Windows Defender will be disabled in Windows 10. Using NoDefender, you can re-enable it later if you want. That's it.