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How to disable Microsoft Antimalware and Windows Defender in Windows OS - WKB48255

Article number: 48255

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

Disable the Microsoft Antimalware service. (This service can cause communication problems with Waters instruments and software.)

ENVIRONMENT

  • Windows OS (multiple versions)
  • All Waters instruments and software platforms

PROCEDURE

  1. Open Windows services by clicking on the Windows start button, type "services" into the text search box, and open the services program.
  2. Locate Windows Defender from the list of services.
  3. Right-click > properties > select Startup type as "disabled".Disable_Microsoft_AntiMalware_Windows_Defender.png

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Windows Defender could also be turned off without disabling the service:

  1. Control Panel > Windows Defender
  2. Tools > Options > Administrator
  3. Deselect (uncheck) the "Use this program" box

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