How-to Guide Completely Disable Windows Defender in windows 10

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  1. darko999

    darko999 Level 16

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    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone knows how to completely disable Windows Defender in windows 10, in win 7 I used to disable it's service. It seems not possible now.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. VirusAttak

    VirusAttak Level 4

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    It's quite simple
    • go to settings
    • Update and security
    • Windows defender
    • Turn off everything there
     
  3. Malware1

    Malware1 New Member

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    It's only temporary, it will be automatically enabled later.

    You can exclude the whole disk where you installed Windows or try this.
     
  4. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
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    The only way to disable it is if you install Windows 10 compatible AV that will disable Windows Defender. There is another way tho, but there is a chance that you will not be able to re-enable it afterwards.
    • Open Admin Command Prompt and type: gpedit.msc
    • Go to Computer Configuration =>Administrative Templates=>Windows Components=>Windows Defender
    • Double click on "Turn Off Windows Defender" and select "Enabled" then click "Apply"
     
  5. VirusAttak

    VirusAttak Level 4

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    I see thank you, I assumed he already installed a compatible antivirus.
     
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  6. Petrovic

    Petrovic Level 61
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    Go to the Registry Editor (press Win + R, enter - regedit)
    Go to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows Defender
    Create a DWORD value named DisableAntiSpyware (if it is not in this section).
    Set this parameter to 0 to Windows Defender has been included or 1, if you want to disable.
     
  7. Kardo Kristal

    Kardo Kristal From Crystal Security
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    Hi @darko999

    Please try out NoDefender application. You can find instructions and download from here.

    Only few clicks and should be the easiest way. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  8. darko999

    darko999 Level 16

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    Thank you everyone, I wanted to completely disable it, no matter if I can't enable it later. I'll try NoDefender ^^
     
  9. marg

    marg Level 11

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    Defender & MRT is really useless in Win7. Both never catch anything. I really hate this useless crud with never ending updates.!
     
  10. Secondmineboy

    Secondmineboy Level 26

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    Windows Defender in Windows 10 seems alot better, but still alot of room for improvement :)

    But the more Windows 10 users the more data Microsoft will have to protect their users
     
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  11. marg

    marg Level 11

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    In win7 with tons of Defender & MRT updates not to mention tons of net.framework & security critical updates I was still infected.!! Win 10 might be better but, in Win7 its all useless garbage downloads IMO..!! I forgot to mention the IE 11 Security update & found it useless as well. I am using Firefox now..!
     
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  12. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    marg,
    What is MRT?
     
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  13. marg

    marg Level 11

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    malicious recovery tool...........!
     
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  14. Oxygen

    Oxygen Level 42

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    This is the easiest solution here.

    Thanks @Kardo Kristal
     
  15. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    Malicious Software *Removal Tool

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

    Infected by your mouse clicks. Keeping Windows updated and secure only minimizes the Security risks, but not from the user operating it.
     
  16. darko999

    darko999 Level 16

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    NoDefender worked like a charm!, good bye windows defender! heh
     
  17. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    Well since the solution is already covered for Windows Defender (Win 10) regarding in deactivation, therefore likely better to put it as sticky since there are tips which are in related to registry hack in order to achieve the result.

    Any questions then feel free to contact for reopening. ;)
     
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