Windows 10: Turning Off Windows Defender Real-time Protection

Discus and support Turning Off Windows Defender Real-time Protection in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; So i'm trying to do what the title says and basically it seems like it's impossible. Sure i can turn it off in the settings but every time i restart my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/skinnypownny, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Turning Off Windows Defender Real-time Protection


    So i'm trying to do what the title says and basically it seems like it's impossible. Sure i can turn it off in the settings but every time i restart my computer it gets turned back on automatically. I was on windows 1803 a couple of days ago and i was able to simply turn it off in the registry here:

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\DisableAntiSpyware "

    But it looks like Microsoft DISABLED that option for newer Windows versions. I read the ONLY way to turn it off completely is with Windows PRO in the group policy editor. So i'm just wondering, Microsoft, do i need to buy the pro version of windows to just turn off Windows Defender? Anyways if you guys have any method of doing this on Windows Home i would really appreciate it. Thanks!

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    /u/skinnypownny, Sep 28, 2020
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  2. josh1221 Win User

    Windows Defender Real-time Protection will not turn on

    I've done the exact same steps and same for me. Still won't turn on. Anyone have a way to muscle defender into turning on real-time protection?
     
    josh1221, Sep 28, 2020
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  3. I can't turn on Windows Defender Real Time Protection

    We appreciate your response. We suggest that you try to turn on Windows Defender Real Time Protection from a Hidden Administrator account. To enable Hidden Administrator, the following are the steps:

    • Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • In the command prompt, type in net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
    • Log out and log back in using the Administrator account.

    Let us know if you require further assistance.
     
    Hector Mad, Sep 28, 2020
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  4. Turning Off Windows Defender Real-time Protection

    Unable to turn on Windows Defender real time protection

    Hi guys, I'm a bit desperate here right now. *Confused

    I have the same problem that this guy over here. I'm running Windows 10 Home x64, version 1607, build 14393.0.

    I had to restore the PC to a previous point because I ****ed up some drivers. Then my AV (Bitdefender Free) started having some issues (they gui didn't display correctly) so I decided to uninstall it and just go with Windows Defender.

    The problem is I can't get it to work... I get a notification in the Action Center saying to turn on the virus protection, when I click it, Windows Defender goes green(PC status: protected, Real time protection: on) for a second and then goes yellow again (PC status: Windows Defender is OFF, Real time protection: Handled by another AV program) and I get the notification again. If instead of clicking the notification I click "Turn on" on the Windows Defender gui, Windows opens another window, "Apps & Features" in settings, like asking me to uninstall the other, nonexistent AV.

    Now, I've tried a lot of things...


    • Of course, I have completely uninstalled Bitdefender. I used the official tool provided by them for this. There is nothing in the registry by bitdefender nor any file or folder by that name in my PC.

    • I have tried every step listed here.

    • I have tried to install another AV (Avast) and the uninstall it to see if this would "reset" somehow windows defender. (Nope.)


    • I have run MBAM and nothing pops-up

    In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender there is noDisableAntiSpyware key. But in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender there is a DisableAntiSpyware key and its value is 0. (Not sure if this is important but wanted to give you the info.)

    Anyone has any idea? Right now I'm thinking of downloading another AV or just go without any and be done with it. *Huh
     
    ThunderRoad, Sep 28, 2020
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