Click Update & Security -> Windows Security -> Virus & threat protection. Locate “Virus & threat protection settings” section in the right window, and click Manage settings. Turn off the “Real-time protection if off, leaving your device vulnerable” option. In this way, you can temporarily disable antivirus on Windows 10.
How to enable or disable Windows Security on Windows 10?
Step 1: Search for Windows Security from the Start bar and choose the top result to continue. Step 2: Choose Virus & threat protection. Then, click Manage settings under Virus & threat protection settings. Step 3: Turn the switch from Off to On under the Real-time protection section.
How do I Turn Off Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 10?
From the search results, under the “Programs” subheading, click “Microsoft Security Essentials” to open the program. Open Settings. Once the program loads a new window will open, and 4 different tabs will be at the top. From these options, click the Settings tab. Disable real-time protection.
How do I Turn Off the virus protection in Windows 10?
Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings (or Virus & threat protection settings in previous versions of Windows 10). Switch Real-time protection to Off.
How to disable Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10?
In the lower left corner, click Start → Settings. Select Update & security. Go to the Windows Security section and click Open Windows Security. Go to the Virus & threat protection section, expand the Windows Defender Antivirus options and disable Periodic scanning. Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender will be disabled on Windows 10.