Uninstall windows defender

  1. Posts : 83
    Windows 10 Pro

    Uninstall windows defender

    I have googled it and it said "you cant" . Now I defer to all of can this be done? Also can I uninstall ie11? John
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  2. Quexos's Avatar
    Posts : 152
    WIN10 LTSC, Linux

    The only way I found was to remove it before install with some third party hack-n-slash type programs and it did not work out well. I don't remember the details, but basically caused event viewer to puke out a LOT of errors and probably broke some other things as well...it's been a while so my memory is foggy about it.

    But I would LOVE to learn a way to to gut Defender and System Restore completely, not just disable them after the fact. System Restore, for example, even when disabled every which way possible in System Properties dialog, and GPEDIT, and registry tweaks...STILL turns itself back on whenever it wants to. ARGH!
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,207
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354

    You could use an option in the tutorial below to turn off Windows Defender Antivirus.

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro

    You may also use this tiny app to disable Windows Defender:

    Defender Control v1.6
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,846
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Only an aspect of it:
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider

    IMO, just disable what you can with known native Windows methods, and don't try to surgically excise it. It's woven deep into the general security of Windows. You don't want to cripple yourself.
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  7. Posts : 1,382

    f14tomcat is very correct! I learned the hard way not to mess with anything that is within Windows Prime. It took a long while to get Windows Defenders back, and later, to get Windows Media Player (and Center) back; I think Windows 7 Repair Install was called for twice.
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