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How to Disable Windows Defender on Windows 10

A guide on how to disable Windows Defender for a successful install of KMSpico

This guide has been updated. To find out how to disable Windows Security on Windows 10 click here.

When trying to install KMS activators such as KMSpico & Microsoft Toolkit, you may receive warnings from Windows Defender (or even your antivirus software) informing you that the download is infected with “HackTool: Win32/AutoKMS”. This is nothing more than Microsoft attempting to prevent you from using a KMS activator to license your copy of Windows for free. There is a simple way to bypass these warnings and install your KMS activator successfully. Follow this guide, and we will show you how to disable Windows Defender.

Switch off Windows Defender in 5 steps

Time needed: 2 minutes

How to disable Windows Defender

  1. Open Windows Defender

    Click on the Start menu and type “defender” in the search box
    disable windows defender step 1

  2. Go into the Settings

    In the main Windows Defender window, Click on the settings button (with the cog icon) in the top-right.
    disable windows defender step 2

  3. Switch off Real Time Protection

    In the settings window look for the “Real Time Protection” option. Click on the toggle switch to disable it until next reboot.
    disable windows defender step 3

  4. Install KMSpico / Microsoft Toolkit…etc

    Now is the time to download and install KMSpico, Microsoft Tookit..etc

  5. Optional: Permanently Disable Windows Defender

    If Windows Defender continues to warn you about the installation of your KMS software, an easy way to bypass this entirely is to add your C:\ to the exclusions list.
    Disable Windows Defender step 5


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