Improve Windows Defender User Interface with DefenderUI

Windows 11 comes with a built-in anti-virus and anti-spy software called Windows Defender. It is very good in preventing any malware infections and ransomware attacks. All Windows 10 or Windows 11 computers come with Windows Defender pre-installed so the user gets this protection even if they decide not to install a commercial antivirus software.

Even though Windows Defender is a really good anti-malware protection in itself, but it has a very plain user interface. You can improve its user interface easily by using a third party tool called DefenderUI. It is a small tool that can improve the management of the Windows Defender and works on both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

DefenderUI offers a much more advanced user interface with all the possible options for Windows Defender. Its interface is much clearer and facilitates the management of individual options in Windows Defender. In the DefenderUI, you can access the options in both the basic mode and the advanced mode. Under the basic section, you will find very simple to configure options which are meant for two type of users : one who do not want to be bothered by the advanced features, and second who want to quickly configure Windows Defender in a few seconds.


Not only DefenderUI improves the user interface of Windows Defender, but it also adds some of the hidden security features to the new interface that were not available to the common users. Some of these hidden features could only be controlled through the Policy Editor or the Registry Editor.

Under the advanced options, which are meant for the more experienced users, we can find options such as  enable or disable real-time protection, disable the firewall, enable additional network protection or even disable behavioral monitoring and more.

We can also easily turn off the scanning of e-mail messages, scripts or the compressed archive files. We can also deactivate the scanning of  removable USB drives or network files with ease.

If you do not use any third-party antivirus solution such as Bitdefender Antivirus or MacAfee Antivirus, then you can use DefenderUI to manage and make the most out of Windows Defender.

You can download DefenderUI from