In today’s tutorial, we will learn “How to Disable or Remove Windows Defender in Windows Server”. This tutorial shows how to remove or disable the Windows Defender Antivirus protection in Windows Server 2016. As you may know, the Server 2016 has built-in antivirus and malware protection through the Windows Defender Application.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is an anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows. It was first released as a downloadable free anti-spyware program for Windows XP and was later shipped with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

 

Disable Windows Defender

 

  • In the Windows Search bar type Windows Defender

  • set the Real-Time Protection to OFF.

Remove Windows Defender

 

  • To do this, let’s open the Server Manager console.

    • In the Windows Search bar type Server Manager

    • Now Server Manager  app will appear.

    • Click On theServer Managerapp to run it.

    • It will open the server manager console.

  • Now click the Manage menu.

  • Then click Remove Roles and Features.

  • Remove Windows Defender
  • Press Next at the first three (3) screens.

  • At Features options, uncheck the Windows Defender Features.

  • Now click Next.

  • Click Remove.

  • Restart your server.

 

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