Windows 10: How do I PERMANENTLY disable Windows Defender?

Discus and support How do I PERMANENTLY disable Windows Defender? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Yes, I am aware installing another AV disables it. I just want to have no antivirus at all, however. I've tried using regedit to create a d-word... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ConnorXS, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. ConnorXS Win User

    How do I PERMANENTLY disable Windows Defender?


    Yes, I am aware installing another AV disables it. I just want to have no antivirus at all, however.


    I've tried using regedit to create a d-word value DisableAntiSpyware, but it gets deleted after every restart for some odd reason.


    I do not have windows 10 pro, so I can't use gpedit to disable it.


    How do I disable Windows Defender permanently? Is there a batch file out there?

    :)
     
    ConnorXS, Mar 14, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Permanently Disable Windows Defender?

    Since this is a TP. The option to turn off/disable Windows Defender is grayed out. However, you can turn off by:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    1. Open Admin Command Prompt and type: gpedit.msc
    2. Manoeuver to: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Defender
    3. Double click on "Turn Off Windows Defender" and select "Enabled" then click "Apply"

    WARNING: After turn off "Windows Defender", you might not be able to turn it back on. I suggest before trying this, make a backup image so you can restore to the way it was.


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    topgundcp, Mar 14, 2020
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  3. Winuser Win User
    Permanently Disable Windows Defender?

    On my computer it's in the Show Hidden Icons box. It's listed as PC status.

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    Winuser, Mar 14, 2020
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  4. XweAponX Win User

    How do I PERMANENTLY disable Windows Defender?

    Permanently Disable Windows Defender?

    Thanks a hell of a lot! I didn't know it turned itself back on after disabling it in Settings, this am when I got up it had deleted something important. I can't afford this happening, even with "exclusions", cos it seems that once something gets swallowed into Defender, you can't get it out of quarantine.

    I just did this, Can I get in there and shut off the service now, too? Ah, it's shut off now, but I wanna get rid of the little defender icon. Defender is the one thing left over from earlier versions of Windows I totally despise, although I did use it in Windows 8 for the longest time.
     
    XweAponX, Mar 14, 2020
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