Windows defender. Can i completely disable it?


  1. Posts : 4
    windows 7
       #1

    Windows defender. Can i completely disable it?


    Hi.

    I want to ask you if i can completely disable the windows defender from the windows 10 system.

    And if i can is it hard? Can i restore it?
    How i can do it please?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, this question is repeatedly asked. Please feel free to research threads on this.

    It is never recommended to leave your system without a firewall and AV. Defender provides both.

    Why do you wish to do so? What frustrates you about it?

    If you care to consult the tutorials section you will find:
    How to Turn On or Off Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Real-time Protection for Microsoft Defender Antivirus

    for example.


    If you install a 3rd party AV some functions of Defender are disabled automatically, including some of the more advanced ones.

    In several threads people conlude 'Defender is good enough'.
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  3. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 9,128
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.928 (x64) [21H1]
       #3

    Hello @Egweimai , welcome to Ten Forums.



    Get Autoruns here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sys...loads/autoruns

    Extract it to a folder, anywhere, and run: Autoruns64.exe


    1. Set the Options like shown.
    2. Search for windows defender.
    3. Un-check the boxes shown.
    4. Reboot the computer.
    5. Open Services.msc and disable any Services that say Mircosoft Defender or Windows Defender.



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  4. Posts : 4
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    dalchina said:
    Hi, this question is repeatedly asked. Please feel free to research threads on this.

    It is never recommended to leave your system without a firewall and AV. Defender provides both.

    Why do you wish to do so? What frustrates you about it?

    If you care to consult the tutorials section you will find:
    How to Turn On or Off Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Real-time Protection for Microsoft Defender Antivirus

    for example.


    If you install a 3rd party AV some functions of Defender are disabled automatically, including some of the more advanced ones.

    In several threads people conlude 'Defender is good enough'.
    Cause every time i try to install something it asked me or it blocked and this is really i don't want it.
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  5. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 9,128
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.928 (x64) [21H1]
       #5

    Egweimai said:
    Cause every time i try to install something it asked me or it blocked and this is really i don't want it.


    Are you sure it wasn't UAC or Smartscreen?
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,927
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    Cause every time i try to install something it asked me or it blocked and this is really i don't want it.

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Defender has certain features such as blocking downloads and asking permission, smartscreen, controlled folder access.

    I suggest you look at what your problem is, read the relevant tutorial, and see how best to deal with this.

    Simply hacking part of the O/S which is likely to be reversed on any upgrade is perhaps not the way to go.

    Please cite an example of your problem with a screenshot.

    Example tutorials:
    Enable or Disable Microsoft Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10
    Add or Remove Allowed Apps for Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10
    Enable Windows Defender Exploit Guard Network Protection in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Windows Defender Exploit Protection Settings
    Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Apps and Files from Web in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 4
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Ghot said:
    Are you sure it wasn't UAC or Smartscreen?
    Yes i'm sure
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  8. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 9,128
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.928 (x64) [21H1]
       #8

    Egweimai said:
    Yes i'm sure

    The directions I gave you will work, but it's probably not a good idea.

    You want some kind of protection. Most on here run Windows Defender, and Malwarebytes for a 2nd opinion.
    Some have a 3rd party AV/firewall instead.
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,927
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #9

    Post an example.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,651
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    Egweimai said:
    Yes i'm sure
    If you see something like this.....



    ...when running a file you downloaded, then you just need to unblock the file.

    Unblock File in Windows 10
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