How to Disable Windows Defender while using OfficeScan

Trend Micro has emerged and evolved as the leading antivirus and security provider. With its developed and innovative security solutions lets the user feels safe in this virtual world and while exchanging digital data and information.


Trend Micro with its OfficeScan and Windows defender makes the user feel protected and safe. But when you run these two applications on your same device can lead to the following-

  • Application lockup
  • Unresponsive Machine
  • Slow Login issues

Below is the process of deactivating Windows Defender through the Microsoft Group Policy Management (GPO) while using OfficeScan:

  • Go to Tools on the Server Manager Dashboard and then select Group Policy Management. For opening the Group Policy Management folder you can also use Windows key + R > gpmc.msc.
  • Go to Group Policy Management> select Forest> Domains> your Domain> Group Policy Objects and then navigate to the Policy that needs to be adjusted.

Then right-click on policy, click Edit after selecting Default Domain Policy. You will see GPM editor window.

  • Now go to Computer Configuration> then Policies> Settings> Administrative Templates Policy definitions> Components> and then Windows Defender. You will see its window.
  • Click Turn off Windows Defender under Settings option. Tick the Enabled button when the Turn off Windows Defender window displays, click OK after Apply option.

After next reboot or update, the Domain member machines will take the settings immediately using Windows + R> ‘gpupdate /force’.

With the help of above steps, you can disable Windows Defender while using OfficeScan. If you encounter any issue then get in touch with the technical support team.

Call Trend Micro Support Canada at 1-844-88-3870 for discussing any other issue.
If you are facing any other issue with your antivirus software and looking for assistance then get in touch with the team of technicians and experts at Trend Micro Customer Support Number 1-844-88-3870 and let them resolve all your issues. Also, you can reach us via live chat or email support where the team is available at your service for 24/7 and will get back to with an appropriate solution.

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