10 ways to disable windows defender in windows 11 permanently🤔

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In this blog post, I'm going to show you how to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently.

Many people don't want to use Windows Defender as their default security software due to annoying and irritating antivirus features.

Or simply they just don't want to use it at all.

Windows Defender constantly warns you about everything you do on your PC whether it is online or offline.

It even blocks the programs or deletes them without giving any warning.

This is such a headache and that's why many Windows users want to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently.

You may have seen other methods on some of the blog posts or on YouTube for Windows 10 Windows Defender like the registry editor tweak or group policy editor trick.

I'm going to include these two along with other methods that I found while searching how to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 11 completely.

So let's start with our blog post.


Why should you turn off windows defender in windows 11 permanently? 😒

Well, the most obvious reason is that Windows Defender is not reliable.

It simply operates on its own. Even if you decide to do something with Windows Defender, it will just do forcefully and that's the most annoying irritating thing about Windows Defender.

It simply warns you about everything you download from the Internet even if the publisher or software is verified.

Not only that it will block or sometimes deletes the program that we download from the Internet.

It has one annoying feature called SmartScreen and it is by default turned on for your windows 11 and for Microsoft Edge too.

If you turn off this feature it will simply get enabled after some time.

That's why I said Windows Defender operates on its own without giving any information to us.

And that's why you should turn off or disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently.

Here is my short scenario about how irritating this Windows Defender is:

I got some DLL errors on my PC and the solution was just to install that missing DLL file.

So I downloaded that DLL to install it on my PC.

But whenever I was trying to download that file Windows Defender was blocking it all the time.

I turned off windows security and SmartScreen in Microsoft Edge and then finally I was able to download that file.

But you know what as soon as I wanted to move that file to the system location Windows Defender gave me another warning saying that it is a potentially unwanted program or file, something like this I don't remember now.

I was so frustrated with this and that's why I searched all over the Internet how to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently and completely.

And you know what if you regularly download something from the Internet let's say free games or any free or cracked software then you are going to get a lot of headaches in the future due to this stupidly working Windows Defender security software.

So that's why I decided to write this blog post to show the world how to turn off Windows Defender permanently in Windows 11.

Why should you not disable windows defender?😅

I know I said lots of bad words about Windows Defender but hey I was simply frustrated with that annoying part of downloading something from the Internet.

It's not totally garbage in my opinion because it actually wants you about something that you downloaded from the Internet.

As you guys already know hackers are everywhere and if you have mistakenly downloaded something let's say a very dangerous virus called ransomware then Windows Defender will simply block its execution or installation process and will save you for the rest of your life for free.

That's actually totally awesome. I mean you get free software for the rest of your life to save your PC from dangerous attacks from the Internet or hackers.

Also, many websites or software come with those stupid pop-up ads that randomly download something that we don't intend to.

In this case, Windows Defender will help you to stop these nonsense, annoying, irritating pop-up ads.

If you're not doing that much online stuff or not downloading as often as me then you should not disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently.

It's a poorly rated software among many users but, hey, it still saves you from the dangerous attacks from the Internet.

How to turn off windows defender in windows 11?🤔

OK, enough chitchat.

Now let's get straight to the point that is how to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently.

These are the methods that I found online to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 and Windows 10 as well.

Video Guide:

Method 1: Manually Turn off windows defender

This is the most obvious thing and probably the very first thing you can try.

I mean, it's just a simple and traditional method.

You need to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 11 settings.

You can turn off everything you see indie windows security.

These are the steps to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 security settings:

1. In the windows search box, just type windows security and open it.
2. Now you will see many options there.
3. You just need to turn off everything you see when you open those options.
4. Go through all options from virus & threat protection to Device security (except firewall).
5. Just disable all the security settings and you're done.

It's really that easy.

This is just a temporary solution, it won't disable Windows Defender permanently.

Even if you disable Windows Defender in Windows 11, it will turn on automatically after your PC restarts.

This method is for those who just want to disable or turn off Windows Defender temporarily.

Method 2: Use defender control

If you don't want to go through all those steps from the above method then you can use this defender control program.

This will disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 with a single click.

Download Defender Control

You just need to download this tool and use it.

NOTE: You first need to disable windows defender security using method 1 because windows will block this tool.


1. Download defender control from the above link
2. Extract it (Password is given in the file)
3. Run the Defender Control
4. Click on "disable windows defender"
5. Done!

Too easy, right?

Instead of using method 1 all the time, you can use this method to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 with a single click.

But make sure to follow the above note.

Method 3: Windows Powershell 

This is another method that I found online while searching how to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 11.

You need to use one command to disable windows defender in windows 11 using Windows Powershell.


1. In the windows search box, type Windows PowerShell then right-click on it and run as administrator.
2. Now enter this command: Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true
3. Done!
4. To re-enable it, just use this command: Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $false
5. That's it.
To check if the antivirus service is disabled, use the following command in the PowerShell:


You need to look for this term: AntivirusEnabled: False

AntivirusEnabled: False

If the term says True, then the defender is running.

I'm not sure this will work 100% with the latest windows security updates.

But on my windows 11 PC with the latest updates, it's working perfectly fine.

Method 4: Command Prompt 

The above method disables real-time protection of windows defender but this command prompt method will actually stop the whole defender services.

Because we are going to execute one command that will disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently by stopping the Windows Defender service at the start of the windows.


1. In the windows search box, type CMD, right-click on it and run as administrator.

2. Now enter these two commands: 

   sc config WinDefend start= disabled  
   sc stop WinDefend

3. This will stop windows defender at the start of the windows that means it's a permanent solution.

4. To enable it again, simply type these commands in the CMD:

   sc config WinDefend start= auto 
   sc start WinDefend

5. That's it.

You can use this command to check the windows defender status: sc query WinDefend

If the STATE says RUNNING then it's obviously running but if it says STOPPED then it's disabled, as simple as that.

Method 5: Registry Editor 

You need to add one key in order to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 using Regedit.

I would suggest taking a backup of your regedit. Because if you do something wrong with this regedit, your PC may get unknown errors and popups.

But hey, don't worry if you're following this method exactly from these steps:

1. Go to the search box, type Regedit. This will open the Windows Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

3. In the right pane, right-click on the empty area and create a new DWORD (32-bit) value.

6. Now rename the newly created item to DisableAntiSpyware

5. Double-click on DisableAntiSpyware to open its properties and change its value to 1.

That's it. It will stop the windows defender services.

If you want to enable it again, simply change the value to 0.

Method 6: Group Policy Editor 

This is where all of your computer or system services and features are gathered into one program or tool called Gpedit.

The latest Windows version has this program.

But if you don't have this or you can't find it in the search box then you need to install gpedit manually.

Watch youtube videos.

Now let's see the steps to disable windows defender using gpedit.msc

1. Open Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

2. Go to this location: Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Microsoft Defender Antivirus

3. Double click on Turn off Microsoft Defender Antivirus 

4. Now select the Enabled option

5. Done!

It will stop/ disable/ turn off windows defender in windows 11 using Gpedit.

To enable it back, just undo the steps exactly.

Method 7: Uninstall or delete Windows Defender

Do you remember method 3?

You need to open PowerShell as an administrator in order to uninstall windows defender in windows 11.

Just open it and run this command: Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Name Windows-Defender

This will remove windows defender from windows 11 PC.

Method 8: Uninstall using a tool

There is one tool called Windows Defender Uninstaller or Remover that I found online.

Download Windows Defender Uninstaller

This will open the new tab and download will start automatically for the windows defender uninstaller.

You just need to download Windows Defender Uninstaller and open it and use it, as simple as that.

Method 9: Use 3rd party antivirus

Believe it or not, using third-party antivirus will turn off windows defender in windows 11 permanently.

How? Because it will simply replace and disable windows defender in windows 11 with that antivirus.

You can also turn off that antivirus and the defender will remain inactive or disabled.

This is the best method when you want to use a 3rd party antivirus but don't want to use a defender.

Method 10: Destroy your PC

Just kidding😅!

But, if your computer or laptop was bought from another planet or aliens gave you this🤨, then the above methods won't work. 

If none of the above methods are working for you then just destroy your PC mate🤦‍♂️.

You're lying 😒and you're just scum if you say none of these worked for you. 

Because all these methods are perfectly working and will work on any Windows PC on this planet.


1. Are these working and genuine methods that will help you to disable windows defender permanently?

Yes, definitely, absolutely, 100%, no doubt it. It won't work🤣😂. 
Kidding mate, all things are working perfectly without any worries.😊
But not all of them are permanent, I clearly mentioned them in each of the methods.

2. Will it cause any harm to your PC?

Of course, your PC will get lots of viruses and malware and it won't even turn on😂.
No buddy, your PC is not in danger at all. Why would I do that🤔? I mean I would if someone give me 1 billion USD, probably 10🤑🤯.

3. Will it turn on after some time?

Only if you reset or reinstall windows, otherwise it won't.

4. Do you need to pay for anything?

Yes, $10k for each method🤔😂.

5. Is there any other method?

Yes, buy a completely different PC with a different operating system like Linux (High-tech), macOS (Trash), or any other PC that does not come with windows defender🙄.

6. Please, seriously tell me, is anything bad going to happen?

I already told you, your PC will be bombarded by many hackers and attackers, even the aliens😂😂🤣.

Conclusion 🤨:

So you haven't tried any method yet, that's why you're here (I guess)😒. 
And you want the conclusion? 
Hmm, what should I write?🤔
(I'm serious this time😅.)

The conclusion is simple, use any of the methods from the above section and you will be able to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 11 completely. 

There are some temporary and some permanent solutions.

I mentioned them clearly so that you can try all of these or directly use that solution.

These are the methods I found online and I personally tested some of them.

Because I have a piece of huge quality information, I decided to share it with the World😊.

You just need to read and apply those steps and methods carefully to know how to disable Windows Defender in Windows 11 permanently.

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