Windows 10: Completely Stop Windows Defender Solved

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Completely Stop Windows Defender

    Just checking here. The only way to disable Windows defender is through:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection]

    gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender > Real-time Protection > ENABLED the "Turn Off Real-Time Protection"
    Anything else I can do to ensure it stays off or turns off other things that these two do not cover?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello SightUp,

    It's recommended to leave Windows Defender and real-time protection turned on to help keep your system protected.

    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Windows Defender Real-time Protection - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3

    I am 100% sure I do not want Windows Defender as I never have ever used it in the past and have been fine. Thanks, though!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       29 Jul 2015 #4

    That's fine. You can use the tutorial above to turn off Windows Defender.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5

    Any replacement of Defender should disable it. You don't have to delete it. I'm using Norton Security and Defender is aside doing nothing.
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #6

    The new Norton 22 build is amazing. They really stepped up their game
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