1.    24 Oct 2015 #1
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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.    26 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Are you installing another AV in it's place?

    If so, it should disable it automatically
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  3.    26 Oct 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by garydexter View Post
    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.    26 Oct 2015 #4
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    "security issues is not a concern" - that's a very rare occurrence!

    does the regedit fix work?
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  5.    26 Oct 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by garydexter View Post
    "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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  6.    24 May 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by knugelknut View Post
    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.    24 May 2017 #7
    Join Date : May 2017
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    Windows 10 Home

    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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  8.    24 May 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    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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