Windows defender missing from group policy editor


  1. Posts : 23
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    Windows defender missing from group policy editor


    Dear tenforums!

    I've attempted to turn off my windows defender via group policy editing, however; following the guide here on the forums(how to turn off defender) there is simply no folder/tree with windows defender in the group policy editor.
    I have w10 pro and am able to successfully start gpedit.msc.

    any ideas as to why its missing?
    I really dislike the regedit way of disabling/enabling; and thus wish to use gpedit

    hope someone care to help out!

    cheers
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  2. Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Are you installing another AV in it's place?

    If so, it should disable it automatically
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  3. Posts : 23
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    garydexter said:
    Are you installing another AV in it's place?

    If so, it should disable it automatically
    No, I only want it for temporary disabling it for short periods of time when security issues is not a concern.
    So there shouldnt be any interaction between WD and a 3rd-party AV causing it to be missing.
    I can see no other reason than simply windows "forgetting" to write it into the policy editor.
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  4. Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    "security issues is not a concern" - that's a very rare occurrence!

    does the regedit fix work?
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  5. Posts : 23
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    garydexter said:
    "security issues is not a concern" - that's a very rare occurrence!

    does the regedit fix work?
    haha, true :) but they do occur! atleast in my world.
    yes it does, it even stated that its disabled by group policy(even though its disabled via regedit).
    I thought maybe disabling it and then as i keep it enabled now; that it would cause a policy folder to appear, but this did not happen.

    I'll leave the thread open for now. In case anyone has an answer to why its missing :)
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    knugelknut said:
    haha, true :) but they do occur! atleast in my world.
    yes it does, it even stated that its disabled by group policy(even though its disabled via regedit).
    I thought maybe disabling it and then as i keep it enabled now; that it would cause a policy folder to appear, but this did not happen.

    I'll leave the thread open for now. In case anyone has an answer to why its missing :)
    Well I too have the same problem, but I didn't even disable it via registry or gpedit. Still it shows that it is disabled by group policy. Any help?
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home
       #7

    If you want disable WinDef , try O&O shutup10 , it disable telemetry, WinDef, Cortana, etc... (must be used in admin account)
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    Umbra said:
    If you want disable WinDef , try O&O shutup10 , it disable telemetry, WinDef, Cortana, etc... (must be used in admin account)
    You got it wrong. Windef is already diabled I want to enable it.
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