Can't turn off WD Real-time protection Solved

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    Can't turn off WD Real-time protection


    Real-time protection has a problem with the install file for the new version of MiniTool Partition Wizard, so I need to turn it off until installation is complete. But I can't since the settings switch is grayed out and there is a red message that "This setting is managed by your administrator." That's strange since I am the administrator. Anybody know what I should do to fix this? I'm running 1806 Pro.
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    larc919 said: View Post
    Real-time protection has a problem with the install file for the new version of MiniTool Partition Wizard, so I need to turn it off until installation is complete. But I can't since the settings switch is grayed out and there is a red message that "This setting is managed by your administrator."
    Try this:
    1. Right-click on Start then, from the power menu, choose Windows PowerShell (Admin).

    2. When the PowerShell window appears, enter the following and press RETURN:
    Code:
    Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true
    If all goes well then you'll see a notification popup to 'Turn on virus protection'.

    3. Install what you need to then reverse the Real-time Protection setting using:
    Code:
    Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $false

    I use this with Windows 10 Home 1709. Hopefully it will ignore the policy restriction that appears to be set on your device.

    Hope this helps...
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    Thanks very much for your help. I'll hang onto if in case there are further problems, but everything seems to be OK now. I went into Group Policies and made sure everything relating to Windows Defender Antivirus was set to "Not Configured." Once I finished that, not only was Real-time protection not running, I couldn't turn it back on. But after doing too many things to recount or even remember, it suddenly started back up normally and without the administrator control message. I honestly have no idea exactly what did it, but am grateful something did.
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