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Enable or Disable Real-time Protection for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 11

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is an antivirus software that is included in Windows 11 and can help protect your device from viruses, malware, and other threats.

Real-time protection consists of always-on scanning with file and process behavior monitoring and heuristics. When real-time protection is on, Microsoft Defender Antivirus detects malware and potentially unwanted software that attempts to install itself or run on your device, and prompts you to take action on malware detections.

While real-time protection is off, files you open or download won’t be scanned for threats.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable real-time protection for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 11.

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