- How to Turn Windows Defender Real-time Protection On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1
This tutorial will show you how to turn Windows Defender real-time protection on or off while still leaving Windows Defender turned on for manual scans in Windows 8.
This tutorial will show you how to turn Windows Defender real-time protection on or off while still leaving Windows Defender turned on for manual scans in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.
- Any files you try to download, run, or access. Many files and apps work with web browsers and can be downloaded, installed, or run by the browser itself. However, malware might be included with these files and installed without your knowledge. Windows Defender scans your downloads to make sure they don't contain malware.
- Any apps that run on your PC. Some malware looks for vulnerabilities in the apps that you've installed. For example, spyware can run in the background when you start an app. Windows Defender monitors when apps start and what operations they perform while running to help protect your PC.
Windows Defender uses green, yellow, and red color codes to show your PC’s security status. If Windows Defender detects a potential threat, it notifies you and assigns an alert level to the threat. For more info about the different alert levels, see Understand Windows Defender alert levels. Depending on the alert level, Windows Defender might automatically take action for you, or let you decide how to handle it.
What it does
Why choose this action?
Moves the software to another location on your PC, and then prevents it from running until you choose to restore it or remove it from your PC.
Quarantine the software if you want to research its origin and purpose before running it.
Permanently deletes the software from your PC.
Remove software if it's identified as a known threat to your personal info or the PC itself.
Adds the software to the Windows Defender allowed list and lets it run on your PC.
Add software to the allowed list if you recognize and trust the software and its publisher. Windows Defender will no longer notify you about risks that this software might pose to your privacy or the PC.
How to Start, Stop, and Disable Services in Windows 8
Some 3rd party antivirus (AV) programs may turn off Windows Defender when they are installed to be used instead, and will not allow Windows Defender to be turned back on until the 3rd party AV has been uninstalled or disabled.
NOTE: This is the default setting.
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