Stop WD from automatically turning on when doing testing

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Stop WD from automatically turning on when doing testing


    Hi folks

    When doing deliberate Virus testing I need WD to be turned off -- is it possible to disable it (not uninstall) so it doesn't switch on again after a reboot or even randomly during testing.

    I know normally you need to have some sort of A/V protection running - but if you want to test threats on a reasonably isolated machine you want to have this stuff turned off during your testing.

    Running W10 Pro X-64.

    Cheers
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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    @Matthew Wai

    Hi there
    I don't think you understood the post.

    I don't want to permanently disable it.

    I just want the manual setting to stay across re-boots. If I change a setting why on earth should Windows think it needs to be re-set on a re-boot. Unless you've made a severe error in say a configuration file I can understand Windows trying to take corrective action but if there is a standard user settable switch it shouldn't change until the user re-sets it again.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    jimbo45 said:
    I don't want to permanently disable it.
    Is it possible to enable it after permanently disabling it? Is the disabling irreversible?
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Matthew Wai said:
    Is it possible to enable it after permanently disabling it? Is the disabling irreversible?
    I use those tweaks to disable/enable it. Enabling it might require 2-3 restarts, plus an update.

    [Batch] Windows Defender Disable - Pastebin.com

    [Batch] Windows Defender Enable - Pastebin.com
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  6. Callender's Avatar
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    FYI: You might try version 1.0.1.1 of ConfigureDefender

    Download 32bit
    h**ps://github.com/AndyFul/ConfigureDefender/blob/7d49ff4467e87612b908dbfcbc7e3dded92b8986/ConfigureDefender_x86.exe

    Download 64bit
    h**ps://github.com/AndyFul/ConfigureDefender/blob/a450c89ad95f8cbe37f848c064024aa3b92cbfbb/ConfigureDefender_x64.exe

    I say version 1.0.1.1 because it has the option to control realtime protection (removed in latest version)

    Also note: Personally I do not use Windows Defender and have uninstalled it.
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  7. hello10's Avatar
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    You can create a folder for tests and exclude it from WD's security checks.
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  8. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    I just used PowerRun to disable and enable Windows Defender via the commands "sc stop WinDefend" and "sc start WinDefend" respectively.
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