Windows Defender - Turning Off & On

Having issues profiling a monitor on the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems can sometimes be affected by the Windows Defender security feature being on.  Shutting it off this feature can allow the profile to build successfully.

With some X-Rite products, it might be necessary to turn off Windows Defender to allow the program to run properly on Windows Vista and Windows 7.  There have been customers that have had Windows Defender block a custom monitor profile from loading automatically at start up.  Turning off Windows Defender has corrected some of these problems.

On Windows Vista:

To turn off Windows Defender: 

  1. Navigate to Control Panel and then double click on "Windows Defender" to open it.
  2. Select "Tools" and then "Options".
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page of options and uncheck the "Use Windows Defender" check box in the "Administrator options" section.   
  4. Click on "Save" and then "Close" in the resulting Windows Defender information window.
  5. Restart the the computer to turn off Windows Defender.

 

To turn on Windows Defender:

  1. Navigate to Control Panel and then double click on "Windows Defender".
  2. In the resulting Windows Defender information window the user is informed that Defender is turned off.  Click on the link entitled: Turn on and open Windows Defender
  3. Close all windows and restart the computer.  Windows Defender should be running normally.

 

On Windows 7:

To turn off Windows Defender: 

  1. Navigate to Control Panel and then click on "Windows Defender" to open it.
  2. Select "Tools" and then "Options".
  3. Select "Administrator" in the left pane.
  4. Uncheck the "Use this program" check box.   
  5. Click on "Save" and then "Close" in the resulting Windows Defender information window.
  6. Restart the computer to turn off Windows Defender.

 

To turn on Windows Defender:

  1. Navigate to Control Panel and then double click on "Windows Defender".
  2. In the resulting Windows Defender information window the user is informed that Defender is turned off.  Click on the link entitled: click here to turn it on.
  3. Close all windows and restart the computer.  Windows Defender should be running normally.

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