Turning off Windows® Defender in Windows® 7
Want to know more about the ways to turn off the Windows Defender in Windows 7? Just read on.
Windows 7 is an advanced highly functional Operating System developed by Microsoft. Windows 7 is packed with powerful set of features and functions that help enhance user experience along with productivity. The graphical interface of the Windows 7 is very user friendly and has a richer working environment when compared with its previous versions. The Windows 7 OS also has a wide variety of security options that integrates the latest in technology aspects and functions to secure user data and system functionality. The Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, Window Encryption programs etc are some of the security features integrated in Windows 7 OS. The Windows Defender is an advanced security program provided by Microsoft to help the users defend against potentially dangerous programs like spyware, viruses, malware etc. The real time protection system featured in the Windows Defender constantly monitors the system activities and prevents related issues. Real time protection, on demand scanner, automatic updates, quarantining capabilities, process/application monitoring, and startup programs selection etc are some key features of the Windows Defender program.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to turn off the Windows Defender in Windows 7:
- Windows 7 'Control panel'
- Windows Defender options
- Turn off Windows Defender
Windows 7 'Control panel'
The Windows 7 Operating System has a menu called 'Control panel' where all the major features, options and the configurable settings of the OS are listed for user access. The options to change the working status of the Windows Defender are also listed in the 'Control panel'. The users can access the 'Control panel' by making use of the shortcut in Windows 7 'Start' menu.
Windows Defender options
The Windows Defender program can be easily accessed by the users via the Windows 7 'Control panel' as it is listed as a separate icon right before the Windows Firewall, when in list view. After accessing the Windows Defender program, the users should select the 'Tools' menu from among the options. The 'Tools and settings' menu will open up a new window which provides the users with the 'Options' menu that is required to turn off the Windows Defender program.
The Windows Defender program can be now turned off by using the options available in the 'Administrator' tab of the 'Program options' menu. The 'Administrator' menu will be having an option, 'Use this program' which bears a check box. Uncheck the box and the Windows Defender will notify that the program is turned off. Closing the notification window will turn off the Windows Defender program in the Windows 7 OS.
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