Windows 10: Defender will not turn off and will not let anything download Solved

  1.    21 Nov 2017 #1

    Defender will not turn off and will not let anything download


    Hello, Ive read through the forum on how to turn off defender and tried what was available. When I did both methods to go in the back end and turn it off, it gave me script errors. I show that "Turn Defender Off" is enabled, but it still blocks everything. The message is something like "Defender will not allow this app to download". I cant download Chrome, Norton or really anything at all. This was a computer fresh reboot and new windows 10 Pro install with no other files on the computer.

    Has anyone seen this problem?
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  2.    21 Nov 2017 #2

    " "Defender will not allow this app to download""

    Check your Smart screen settings. Settings/Update & Security/Windows Defender/Windows Defender Security Center/App & browser control

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  3.    21 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks for the response.

    Everything in that App screen is turned Off.
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  4. Barman58's Avatar
    Posts : 2,788
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       21 Nov 2017 #4

    Winaro Tweaker has a few options for control of defender you may want to try it or better still have a look at how they work ...

    Disable or enable Windows Defender in Windows 10 - Winaero
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  5.    21 Nov 2017 #5

    " The message is something like "Defender will not allow this app to download". I cant download Chrome, Norton or really anything at all."

    Can you post a screen shot when this message appears. I'm presuming you're talking about downloads from the web vs Store.
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  6. Posts : 562
    Win 10 Pro, 18219 (Skip) 64bit
       21 Nov 2017 #6

    This was a computer fresh reboot and new windows 10 Pro install with no other files on the computer.

    - Was the install downloaded direct from the Microsoft site ? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    - Have updates been installed ?

    - Recommend a scan with Defender (if possible) and a 3rd party AV like Malwarebytes. If you can't download MB, try an online scan like ESET.

    - Also, may run sfc/scannow for corrupt files. Run SFC Command in Windows 10
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  7.    22 Nov 2017 #7

    Download was direct from Microsoft website, but somehow was corrupt? Tech support took control of the computer and downloaded directly to a flash drive. That worked perfect. Back in business. Thanks for the feedback!
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  8. emailx45's Avatar
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 PRO build 1803 (AGAIN)
       29 Nov 2017 #8

    my tip to Shutdown WinDefender forever is

    use GPEDIT.MSC and filter by DEFENDER and DISABLE all references its ready!

    WinDefender go away my Windows
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