Here is one more way to rid yourself of that pesky Windows Defender app from running on your PC.
I’ve already written two articles about how to disable Windows Defender. However, a user here recently posted a comment that they were still having problems. So, here is one more way to rid yourself of the Windows Defender app from running Windows Vista, or the latest Microsoft release, Windows Server 2008 (yup, it comes installed and enabled by default).
Disable Windows Defender Service in Windows
1: Click the Start Button and type Services. Click Services once it appears.
2: Scroll down and right-click on Windows Defender, then click Properties.
3: Click the Down Arrow under Startup type: and click Disabled. Then click OK a few times to apply the changes.
That’s all there is to it. The next time you reboot your machine, Windows Defender will not start. Looking back, this is what I should have recommended first. Any questions or comments, let me know here or in the forum.
I wrote a few articles on this same subject. Take a look if you are interested: