How to enable Windows Anti-virus Defender

Make sure your PC is secure by enabling Windows Defender

Prerequisites: N/A

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 5 Minutes

Expected Outcome: Windows Defender will protect your PC

Tools Required: A PC running Windows 10 or later


Steps to Perform 

  1. Go to the Start menu

  2. In the search bar search for, group policy and select Edit group policy from the list of results
  3. From the group policy window click on Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  4. At the bottom of the list click on Turn off Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  5. Select Disable from the drop down.
  6. Click Apply then OK