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How to disable Windows Defender in Windows 7 and use another antivirus | Antivirus

Windows Defender is a security feature present in older versions of the Microsoft operating system, including Windows 7. Even on a computer that does not yet run more current versions of the software, it is possible to disable the protection layer to install a third-party antivirus. Without having to remove it from the PC, this action avoids conflicts between programs that can hinder the scanning of malware. See where to find the option to disable Defender in Windows 7.

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Learn how to disable Windows Defender protection in the Windows 7 version Photo: Zngara Lofrano / TechTudoLearn how to disable Windows Defender protection in the Windows 7 version Photo: Zngara Lofrano / TechTudo

Learn how to disable Windows Defender protection in the Windows 7 version Photo: Zngara Lofrano / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open the Start Menu and search for Windows Defender. Click on the cone to open the program;

Access Windows Defender in Windows 7 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess Windows Defender in Windows 7 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access Windows Defender in Windows 7 Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. On the home screen, go to "Tools" in the top menu;

Access the Windows Defender tools menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the Windows Defender tools menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the Windows Defender tools menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. Then select "Opes";

Click on the Opes menu in Windows Defender Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesClick on the Opes menu in Windows Defender Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Click on the Opes menu in Windows Defender Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 4. In the side menu, click on "Administrator";

Access the Windows Defender administrator options Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the Windows Defender administrator options Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the Windows Defender administrator options Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 5. Uncheck the box next to "Use this program" and click "Save" to proceed;

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Disable Windows Defender on your PC Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 6. At the end, Defender issues an alert about disabling the feature. Remember to install another antivirus immediately so as not to be unprotected. In the future, if you want to remove the antivirus and reactivate Defender, just repeat the procedure.

Check the notice confirming that Windows Defender has been disabled Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesCheck the notice confirming that Windows Defender has been disabled Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Check the notice confirming that Windows Defender has been disabled Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Ready. Take advantage of the tip to disable Windows Defender and protect your computer with the antivirus of your choice.

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