Windows 10: turn off defender

  1.    14 Jul 2017 #1

    turn off defender

    under settings windows defender does not give option to turn off, can someone help, also webroot paid version is running, will they conflict
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       14 Jul 2017 #2

    Hello Wood, :)

    The tutorial below can help show you how to turn off Windows Defender.

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
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  3.    14 Jul 2017 #3


    will webroot and defender conflict
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       14 Jul 2017 #4

    I don't have Webroot to say, but some 3rd party AV programs will disable WD when installed.

    If Webroot does conflict with WD, then turning off WD should sort it.
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  5.    14 Jul 2017 #5

    could not turn off defender

    I tried the second one with regedit, it did not work
    I tried update and security and followed 4 different instructions to turn off
    I cannot turn it off
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       14 Jul 2017 #6

    Just to verify, did you sign out and in to apply afterwards?

    In addition, turning off WD will not remove its notification area icon. That will have to be separately turned off in step 8.
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