How to Disable Microsoft Security Essentials

Steps to turn off Microsoft Security Essentials.
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At some point, you may need to disable Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) in order to install other software.  To disable MSE follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Security Essentials
  2. Click on the Settings tab.
  3. In the left-hand menu, select Real-time protection, then uncheck Turn on real-time protection (recommend). 
  4. Then click Save changes button.
 


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anonymous by bashta on 7/4/2010
thanks a lot, for this lecture
anonymous by Niko Atmadja on 2/23/2011
Thank you. I'm looking for that setting also.
anonymous by Frank on 2/26/2011
My Security Essentials window is not a tabbed interface, does not have a Settings tab. What up?
anonymous by xxx on 3/16/2011
thanks for not telling how to start MSE, really NOT useful at all....dont take things for granted
anonymous by Don on 11/10/2011
Thank you, great help.

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