2 Ways To Disable Real-time Protection on Windows 11

This guide intends to teach you to Disable Real-time Protection on Windows 11. Real-time protection is a security feature that actively monitors and safeguards your system against various types of malware and threats in real time.

Real-time Protection is a component of Windows Defender Antivirus. You can check this guide on Activate and Use Defender Firewall on Windows 11 for more information about Defender Firewall.

It is not recommended to disable real-time protection on Windows 11. It makes your system vulnerable to malware, viruses, and other security threats. However, users may consider temporarily disabling real-time protection for specific reasons, such as:

Now you can proceed to the next steps to see how you can disable Real-time Protection on Windows 11.

2 Ways To Disable Real-time Protection on Windows 11

At this point, you can log in to your Windows Client and use one of the following methods to turn off Real-time protection:

  • Using Windows Security
  • Using PowerShell

Method 1 – Turn Off Real-time Protection From Windows Security

To turn off your defender protection from Windows Security, follow the steps below.

First, search for Windows Security and open the app. From there, click on Virus and Threat Protection. Under the “Virus & threat protection settings” section, click the Manage settings option.

Virus & threat protection settings Windows 11

Then, you can simply turn off the real-time protection. This will temporarily disable your defender protection.

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Once you restart your system, it will be enabled and back to default. Or you can turn it on like the above steps.

Method 2 – Turn Off Real-time Protection From PowerShell

If you are interested in using the command line interface, you can open PowerShell as administrator, and use the following command to disable defender protection:

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true
Turn Off Real-time Protection From PowerShell

This will turn off your Defender protection on Windows 11 until you restart your system. Or you can enable it again by using the following command:

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $false

Note: Remember to re-enable real-time protection after disabling it. Keeping real-time protection enabled is essential for maintaining a secure computing environment.


At this point, you have learned 2 Ways To Disable Real-time Protection on Windows 11 including Windows Security and PowerShell. Just keep in mind to re-enable it after you are done with your tasks. Hope you enjoy it.

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