Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 Completely

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    darken88

    Hello guys. I was just wondering if anyone here knows how to totally disable Windows Defender in Windows 10. On previous version of Windows, I can do this by simply disabling the associated service. I cannot see this option in Windows 10.

    Other forum suggests using a program or tool but I really do not want unknown software to sit on my computer.

    I will be very thankful if someone can provide the solution for this.

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    Mamba24

    Never tried disabling Windows Defender in Windows 10. But you may try this steps.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Go to Update and Security.
    3. Choose Windows Defender from the list.
    4. Turn Off everything on the settings.

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    I have two ways to deactivate Windows Defender from Windows 10.

    – Open the Command Prompt and input gpedit.msc
    – Go to Computer Configuration. Select Administrative Templates. Select Windows Components. Then select Windows Defender
    – Double-click on “Turn Off Windows Defender”
    – Mark or select “Enable” then click on “Apply”.

    Another thing you can do is edit Windows registry. This may be appropriate for advanced users.

    – Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open “Run” command
    – Navigate to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows Defender
    – Right-click and create a DWORD value named DisableAntiSpyware if not yet available
    – After creating the DWORD value, double-click on it and set the value to 0 (zero)

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