[How To] Hide Specific Pages In Windows Defender Security Center

How To Hide Specific Pages In Windows Defender Security Center App In Windows 10

This how-to guide will show you steps to hide specific pages in Windows Defender Security Center app in Windows 10 V1803 or later.

If you’re using Windows Defender Security Center as primary security suite in your system/organization and you want to hide specific parts of its app, this article is for you.

Well, with recent versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced some new Group Policy settings that can help you to hide selective areas of Windows Defender Security Center app.

By-default, Windows Defender Security Center app shows all pages/sections/areas:

Here’s how you can hide specific areas in the Windows Defender Security Center app.

How To Hide Specific Pages In Windows Defender Security Center App In Windows 10

NOTE: These steps are applicable to Windows V1803 or later.

FYI: GPO snap-in is not available in Windows 10 Home editions. If you’re on Windows 10 Home and want to use Group Policy, go here and upgrade to Pro edition.

1. Press W8K + R and put gpedit.msc in Run dialog box to open GPO snap-in. Click OK.

Local Group Policy Editor

2. Next, in the GPO snap-in window, navigate here:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Account protection

How To Hide Specific Pages In Windows Defender Security Center App In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Account protection, look for the policy setting named Hide the Account protection area. The policy is Not Configured by default. Double click on it to to modify its status:

How To Hide Specific Pages In Windows Defender Security Center App In Windows 10

4. On the policy configuration window, you can set the policy to Enabled to hide account protection area from Windows Defender Security Center. Click Apply followed by OK.

Close the GPO snap-in and reboot your system to make changes effective.

5. Similarly, you can set following policies to Enabled to hide respective areas on Windows Defender Security Center:

Group Policy Setting Location
Hide the Secure boot area Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Device security
Hide the Security processor (TPM) troubleshooter page Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Device security
Hide the Device security area Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Device security
Hide the Ransomware data recovery area Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Virus and threat protection
Hide the Virus and threat protection area Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Virus and threat protection
Hide the Firewall and network protection area Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Firewall and network protection
Hide the Family options area Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > Family options
Hide the App and browser protection area Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Defender Security Center > App and browser protection

So by enabling above mentioned policies, you can hide selective areas of Windows Defender Security Center, as per your requirement.

How To Hide Specific Pages In Windows Defender Security Center App In Windows 10

That’s it!