how to turn off windows defender


  1. Posts : 48
    Windows 7 (64)
       #1

    how to turn off windows defender


    Don't want windows defender. Have my own security. Tried on line tutorials but the methods seem different.

    Click start -> Type windows defender. Have a side menu starting with Windows update, Windows security down to windows insider program.

    Right side Virus threat down to Family options. Where am I supposed to go?

    http://desmond-otoole.co.uk/WindowsDefender.jpg
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  2. Barman58's Avatar
    Posts : 3,066
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1903 - 18362.53 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       #2

    There are a few different methods to shut down Windows Defender - I personally take the easy way, I cheat and use Winaero Tweaker the free tweaking tool.

    If you wish it gives the full instructions on how to manually achieve the same result for this and most other of it's options so if anything goes wrong you can manually recover although I have never had any issues in the years I've used the tool.

    By the way a lot of experienced users actually suggest that you leave the Windows Defender in Windows 10 running even if you run another "better" system - It is a low resource user and Windows will default to 3rd Party systems in the most part anyway
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  3. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 1,866
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    You can execute this batch script with administrative privileges to disable Windows Defender.


    Code:
    @Echo Off
    
    
    
    :_Start
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=11 COLS=60 & Color 0D &Title Created By FreeBooter
    Echo.
    Echo       ΙΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝ»
    Echo       Ί Type (D) letter to Disable Windows Defender Ί  
    Echo       ΘΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΌ
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo       ΙΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝ»  
    Echo       Ί Type (E) letter to Enable Windows Defender  Ί  
    Echo       ΘΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΝΌ  
    
    
    
    Set /p input= RESPONSE: 
    If /i  Not %input%==D (Goto :_Ex) Else (Goto :_Disable)
    
    :_Ex
    If /i  Not %input%==E  (Goto :_Start) Else (Goto :_Enable)
    
    
    
    
    
    :_Disable
    :: Disable Windows Defender with  Group Policy. 
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /v "DisableAntiSpyware" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableBehaviorMonitoring" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableOnAccessProtection" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableScanOnRealtimeEnable" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableRealtimeMonitoring" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f  > Nul
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=5 COLS=49 & Color 0C & Title - WARNING -
     Echo.
     Echo. 
     Echo            Windows Defender Disabled
    Ping -n 5  localhost > Nul
    Cls
    Echo.
    Echo. 
    CHOICE /C YN /M "Press Y to Reboot, N for exiting script."
    
    
    If %errorlevel% == 1 ( Shutdown /r /t 0) Else (Exit)
    Exit
    
    
    
    :_Enable
    :: Enable Windows Defender with  Group Policy. 
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /v "DisableAntiSpyware" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableBehaviorMonitoring" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableOnAccessProtection" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableScanOnRealtimeEnable" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f > Nul
    Reg.exe delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection" /v "DisableRealtimeMonitoring" /f > Nul
    
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=5 COLS=49 & Color 0C & Title - WARNING -
     Echo.
     Echo. 
     Echo            Windows Defender Enabled
    
    Ping -n 5  localhost > Nul
    Cls
    Echo.
    Echo. 
    CHOICE /C YN /M "Press Y to Reboot, N for exiting script."
    
    
    If %errorlevel% == 1 ( Shutdown /r /t 0) Else (Exit)
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  4. Compumind's Avatar
    Posts : 1,306
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Internet Security Specialty.
       #4

    @otuatail -

    May I ask what AV (and FW) you are using?
    Most disable Windows Defender upon their installation.

    Here's a good read, anyway...

    How to permanently disable Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Thanks.

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  5. muchomurka's Avatar
    Posts : 501
    ltsc
       #5

    In Safe mode, use this regfile:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SecurityHealthService]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    ; former value 0x2

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    ; former value 0x2
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