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    Unable to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    I have typed Windows Defender in Start, then I got an option windows defender when clicked on it I got a window of Windows Defender then from tools I have found the Windows Defender which is turned on currently, but when I click on it to turn off it is not working. What should be done actually to change this?



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: Unable to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    Windows Defender is built in program in Windows 8,

    When you fail to disable it from within the software menu, lets try other ways.

    Click Start, in the search box type services.msc press enter,

    Browse the list and find Windows Defender,'double click on it, change the settings by setting the Startup type as Disabled.
    Exit and Reboot.

    Things should become as you would like from now onwards.

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    heemanshubhalla Array
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    Re: Unable to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    Method 1

    Open Windows Defender
    Now click on Tools option in top menu
    Then click on Options.
    In Options click on Administrator option in left Group-Box
    uncheck the Checkbox for “Use this program”
    Then click the Save button.
    Now Windows Defender will be Turned off

    Method 2

    Click start
    Type in "services" in start search
    when found click on it and hit enter
    It opens all services availaible in your computer
    Find Windows Defender under Name column. When found Double click on it
    Windows Defender Properties window opens
    In Startup type comboBox choose "Disable" option
    Then click ok

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    Re: Unable to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    Hello my dear Friend ....


    Follow the below steps carefully


    Open the Home screen first of all

    Then go to the
    WINDOWS DEFENDER in windows 8

    Go to the
    SETTINGS tab

    Click on the
    ADMINISTRATOR on the left side bar

    There you will get a
    check box TURN ON WINDOWS DEFENDER at the Right side pane

    You just
    Uncheck the Option to stop Windows Defender in windows 8

    Click on
    SAVE SETTINGS then

    User Account Control will ask for the Confirmation

    Just Click YES...


    That is it

    VERY GOOD LUCK

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    kumar12337 Array
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    Re: Unable to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    Hi, Dear friend

    It might be the problem of Internal error

    and to solve this issue ......simply press windows key+I combination from the keyboard

    and then click on Change PC settings option from the charm bar

    and then go to General option at the left pane and then click on RESTART Now button from the right pane from under the Advance start up options

    and now choose Troubleshoot option and click the Refresh your PC

    and after that choose the Administrator account and enter the password and click the Continue button ...to enter in to process

    and then follow the screen instructions to complete the process .... and after that the issue will be solved about the Windows Defender

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ketul249 Array
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    Re: Unable to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    Hello friend,

    you are having a trouble to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    To disable Windows Defender from Windows 8 System you have to
    follows the bellow step :

    you have to search msconfig and open System Configuration dialog.

    Now go to the start up tab

    Unchecked the services related to the Windows Defender.

    Same step will follow with Service tab ..

    then click on Apply and OK.

    Now Restart your system .
    windows Defender is now disabled.

    I hope you understood.

    Good Luck . Enjoy


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    swathi123 Array
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    Re: Unable to disable Windows Defender on Windows 8 System.

    To disable windows defender follow these steps


    • Go to the start screen and then find the search
    • Then type services in serach press enter
    • From the search results select the View local services
    • Then choose the option Windows Defeder service
    • Now double click on it and select the Properties
    • Then choose the option start up type and then select the disable next to it
    • Then click on Apply and then select Ok to save the changes.

    Now you can install the third party software with out any problem.

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